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Monday, 11 September 2017

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 11-24 Sept

Monday 11 September: NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. On-going Monday closures are to facilitate extensive redevelopment of the building. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service, operate as normal. Details.

Monday 11 September: 'The Big Four' of the White Star Fleet, with Mark Chirnside. Hosts: The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the Belfast Titanic Society. Venue: PRONI, 2 Titanic Blvd, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. 7:30pm to 9pm. Free. Need to register.

Monday 11 September: NIFHS 101 - An insight to the Society and the C4 Research Centre. 7pm. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtownabbey branch. Venue: Drama Theatre, Glengormley High School, 134 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey Co Antrim, BT36 5HP. 7pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 11 September: Some residents of Killarney Road, Bray, with Brian White. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland (GSI). Venue: Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 8pm. €3 donation. All welcome.

Tuesday 12 September: Irish Genealogy Hour, hands-on research in the computer classroom, with different topic each week. Host and venue: Billings Public Library, 510 North 28th Street, Billings, Montana, USA. Free. All welcome. Noon to 1pm. Details, tel (406)657-8258.

Tuesday 12 September: Irish Family History Group, monthly meeting. Host and venue: The Core Library, Theatre Square, Homer Road, Solihull, UK, B91 3RG. 10am to Noon. All welcome, for genealogy help and support.

Tuesday 12 September: Beyond the 1901 Census, with Anne Johnston. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn Branch. Venue: The Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT 28 1XP. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 13 September: A unique approach to recording family history, with Mike Kilkelly. Host: Western Family History Association. Venue: Lackagh Parish Centre, Lackagh, Co Galway. 8pm to 10pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 13 September: Flowing Tides: Musical Memory, History and Global Culture in County Clare, with Dr Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. Host: Gaelic Roots Program at Boston College. Venue: Connolly House, Boston College, 300 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA. 6:30pm–8:30pm. All welcome; tickets are free but you need to register in advance. Details.

Thursday 14 September: Public tour of WWIreland Exhibition, exploring the Irish Experience at home and abroad. Host and Venue: National Library of Ireland, 2/3 Kildare Street (next door to main building), Dublin 2. Free. 2pm. No booking required.

Thursday 14 September: Drawn from our land: revealing maps from the collections, with Dr Glynn Kelso. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. First of the 'PRONI’s archives unlocked' Thursday lunchtime public talks. 1pm. Free. Need to book as spaces are limited. Details and registration.

Thursday 14 September: The Clogherney boys in World War 1: A mid-Tyrone story, with Robert Corbett. Hosts: Western Front Association and PRONI. Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. All welcome. £4 donation requested. 6:30pm to 8:45pm. Details.

Thursday 14 September: Using the PRONI Historical Maps Viewer, a practical workshop. Host and venue: The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Blvd, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. Free. The workshop runs from 2.15pm to 3pm. Need to register.

Thursday 14 September: Keeping the head down? — the Protestant Folklore Project, a History Ireland Hedge School, with editor Tommy Graham, Deirdre Nuttall, Niall Meehan, Críostoir MacCartaigh and Malachy Hand. Host and Venue: Cavan County Museum, Virginia Road, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan. 7.30pm.

Friday 15 September: The Irish in Canada: History and Achievements, with Professor Michael Kenneally. Host and venue: The Princess Grace Irish Library, 9 rue Princesse Marie-de-Lorraine, Monaco. 7:30 pm. Reservations are essential due to the limited number of seats; Tel +377 93 50 12 25 or Email pglib@monaco.mc. Entry €10 per person payable at the door. Details.

Saturday 16 September: Headstone Symposium. Host: North Wexford Historical Society. Venue: Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, Co Wexford. Registration/tea & coffee from 8:30am-10am. Four expert speakers, lunch, and two coach trips to local burial grounds. Cost per person: £30 euro inclusive. Details.

Monday 18 September: NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. On-going Monday closures are to facilitate extensive redevelopment of the building. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service, operating as normal. Details.

Monday 18 September: Landed Estate Papers, with Gillian Hunt. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne Branch. Venue: Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ. Free. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Monday 18 September: Genealogy and family history advice, with Margaret Bonar and Betty Craven. Host: Donaghmede Library, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Grange Road, Dublin 13 or Raheny Library, if preferred. All welcome but you need to book by phone: 087 6491605. Free.

Tuesday 19 September: Charles Doyle, an 1870s Irish Victorian cad, bounder, conman and convict, with Dr Michael Kennedy. Host: National Archives of Ireland's 2017 Lecture Programme. Venue: Reading Room, National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. Free. All welcome. 6pm. No booking required.

Tuesday 19 September: Irish Genealogy Hour – hands-on research in the computer classroom, with different topic each week. Host and venue: Billings Public Library, 510 North 28th Street, Billings, Montana, USA. Free. All welcome. Noon to 1pm. For more information, T: (406) 657-8258.

Tuesday 19 September: The Stone Corridor: Cork City's Ogham Collection, with Dr Nora White. Signs and Symbols in Urban Cork lecture series. Host: City Library, Grand Parade, Cork City. 7pm. Free. All welcome. No booking required.

Wednesday 20 September: The early story of brewing in Cork: history and archaeology, with Caen Harris. Talk will be followed by a short guided tour. Host: Department of Archaeology, UCC. Venue: Cork City Library, Grand Parade, Cork City. No booking required. Free. All welcome. 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

Wednesday 20 September: Magheralin in pictures old & new, with Aaron McCormick. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Armagh Branch. Venue: Bleary Community Centre, 1 Deans Road, Bleary, Craigavon, Co Armagh, BT66 8TD. Free. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Thursday 21 September: Graham Jackson – Prison records at PRONI, with Graham Jackson. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Part of the 'PRONI’s archives unlocked' Thursday lunchtime public talks. 1pm. Free. Need to book as spaces are limited. Details and registration.

Thursday 21 September: Art of Remembrance: The Irish Famine and the 1916 Rising, with Richard Kearney and Sheila Gallagher. Host: Boston College Center for Irish Programs. Venue: Boston College, Connolly House, 300 Hammond Street, 300 Hammond St, Chestnut Hill, Boston, MA, USA. Free, but need to register. All welcome. 5:30-7:30pm.

Friday 22 September: Culture Night. An annual extravaganza that sees cultural institutions and venues opening their doors and gates for an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. Extensive programme of free special events, tours, exhibitions, entertainment... Programme.

Saturday 23 September: 19th-century Irish genealogy research: What's available and how to find it, a level II – Intermediate workshop with Miles Davenport. Host and Venue: Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library (Norton Room), 1106 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. 10:20am to 1pm. Costs: Library/ICC members $15; non-members $20. Need to register by 16 September. Details.