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Monday, 23 October 2017

Irish genealogy & heritage events, 23 Oct to 5 Nov

Monday 23 October: 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 premises. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service operating as normal. Details.

Monday 23 October: Protest and resistance during the Great Famine, with Dr. John Cunningham. Host: Moate Museum and Historical Society. Venue: Grand Hotel, Main Street, Moate, Co Westmeath. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 25 October: The October Revolution in Russia: The Impact of Communism in Ireland conference. Host and venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. 10am – 4pm. Free, but need to book ticket. The exhibition, Women in the Russian Revolution will be on display at PRONI on the day of the Conference.

Wednesday 25 October: Pre-Famine Dublin: a calamity waiting to happen? with Vincent Ruddy. Host: The Old Dublin Society. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 6pm. All welcome. Free.

Wednesday 25 October: Negotiating Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: the case of Carlow Lunatic Asylum and the south-east, with Dr Catherine Cox. Host: West Wicklow Historical Society. Venue: Timmins Bar (upstairs), Baltinglass, Co Wicklow. Admission €5 - includes tea / coffee. All welcome. 8pm.

Wednesday 25 October: The frustrated return of WWI Irish ex-servicemen, with Dr Emmanuel Destenay. Host and venue: National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. Free. No booking required. All welcome. 6pm.

Thursday 26 October: The Treasonous Irish: Vigilantes, Conspiracies and the Mainstream Press, 1917-1918, with Mick Mulcrone. The Ernie O’Malley Lecture. Host & venue: Glucksman Ireland House, 1 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003, USA. All welcome. Free. 7pm–9:30pm. Details and registration.

Thursday 26 October: Researching around Adoption and using DNA Resources, with Séan T Traynor. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society Ballymena Branch. Venue: Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ. 7:15pm. All welcome.

Thursday 26 October: Mapping the Canal: David Vaughan and the Erie Canal, with Craig Williams. Host and venue: Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, NY, USA. Free to members/ $5 non-members. 6:30pm–8pm. Need to register in advance.

Monday 30 October: Public Holiday in Republic of Ireland only. All libraries and archives offices closed.

Tuesday 31 October: The Wreck of the Leon XIII in 1907, with Mick Carrick. Host: Kilrush and District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Kilrush, Co. Clare. 8pm to 9pm. All welcome. Members free. Non-members €5 on the door.

Tuesday 31 October: Halloween Lock-in, with Martin McDowell. Late night research and social mingle. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: NIFHS Research Centre, Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 7LS. 8pm to 12pm. Need to be in by 8pm. Stay as long as you like. Complimentary light refreshments will be available. Free, but need to book. All welcome. Details.

Wednesday 1 November: Early medieval masons in Rathdown, with Jason Bolton. Host: Rathmichael Historical Society. Venue: Rathmichael NS, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Co Dublin. 8pm. €4. All welcome.

Wednesday 1 November: Archives of the Valuation Office, with Frances McGee. Host and venue: National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. Free. All welcome. No booking required. 6pm.

Thursday 2 November: Paisanos: The forgotten Irish who changed the face of Latin America, with Tim Fanning. Host: Mount Merrion Historical Society. Venue: Mount Merrion Community Centre, North Avenue, Mt Merrion, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. Non-members €4.

Thursday 2 November: From Medieval Warlords to Anglicised Loyalists: The Powers of Curraghmore, 1400-1700, with Julian Walton. The Niall Byrne Memorial Lecture. Host & venue: Waterford Museum of Treasures, The Mall, Waterford City. No prior booking is required. 7.30pm. Admission €5.

Saturday 4 November: Irish Research Expert Help Desk, with Ruth Mathewson and Roz McCutcheon of the Irish Genealogical Research Society. Host: West Surrey Family History Society. Venue: Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Rd, Woking, Surrey, UK (GU22 9BA). 10am–4:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Saturday 4 November: Our Wicklow Heritage: Making Local History. Hosted by Heritage Office, Wicklow County Council. Venue: Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, Glendalough, Co Wicklow. Keynote speaker Professor Raymond Gillespie. Other presentations by five local historical societies, Wicklow Library and Archives services, and a group workshop. 9:30am–4:30pm. Free, but need to register. Details.

Saturday 4 November: The Children of the 1916 Rising: part of Women's History Day. A talk, walk, and museum visit. Host: Maryland Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. Venue: Irish Railroad Workers Museum, 918-920 Lemmon St, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 11:30am–2pm EDT. Free. Details.

Saturday 4 November: Dublin Histories, with Donal Fallon, John Gibney and Aileen O’Carroll in conversation with Myles Dungan. Hosts: Dublin Book Festival and NLI. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Free. 3.30pm – 4.30pm. All welcome. Booking advised.

Saturday 4 November: Family History Advice Day, with the Western Family History Association. Host: Galway City Museum and WFHA. Noon for lecture presentation by Paul Greaney and Pat Finn); From 2pm: free consultations. Venue: Galway City Musuem, Spanish Parade House, Merchants Rd Lower, Galway City. For more information or to book consultation, phone Museum on 091 532460.