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Monday, 13 November 2017

Irish genealogy and history events, 13-26 November

Monday 13 November: 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 13 November: Queen Victoria’s Gene, with Jenny Cummings. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtownabbey Branch. Venue: Drama Theatre, Glengormley High School, 134 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5HP. Free. 7pm. All welcome.

Monday 13 November: Sexuality in 18th-century Ireland:  Matchmaking, abductions, patterns, wake games and Merriman – a hidden Ireland revealed, with Dr David Fleming. Host: Venue: Scariff Public Library, Mountshannon Road, Scariff, Co. Clare. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 14 November: Emigration to Australia and New Zealand, a workshop with Michael McKeag. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: NIFHS Research Centre, Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. 2-4pm. All welcome. £7 – payable at the session. Need to book. See details.

Tuesday 14 November: IrishGenealogy.ie – a national treasure, with Tadhg O'Shea. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland (GSI). Venue: Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 8pm. €3 donation. All welcome.

Tuesday 14 November:
Education records, with Valerie Adams. North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn Branch. Venue: The Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 14 November: The Advantages of Y-DNA, with Martin McDowell. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: NIFHS Research Centre, Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. 7-9pm. All welcome. £7 – payable at the session. Need to book. See details.

Tuesday 14 November: The Sheriff's Tale, with Brian Coleman. Host: More Tales of Medieval Dublin lecture series. Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. 1:05–1:55pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 14 November: The characters & history of Shankill graveyard, with Jim Conway. Host: Craigavon Historical Society. Venue: Craigavon Civic Centre, 66 Lakeview Rd, Craigavon, Co Armagh BT64 1A. 7:45pm to 9pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 15 November: Making sense of the censuses, Tony Hennessy MAGI. Host and venue: Medieval Museum in Waterford's Viking Triangle, The Mall, Waterford City. All welcome. 1:15pm to 2pm. €5 admission on the door. No booking required.

Wednesday 15 November: How to break down brick walls, with Martin McDowell. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Armagh branch. Venue: Bleary Community Centre, 1 Deans Road, Bleary, Craigavon, Co Armagh, BT66 7AS. 7:30pm. All welcome. Free.

Wednesday 15 November: Cattle plague in Ireland: An early medieval game-changer, with Patrick O’Reilly. Host: Carlow Historical Society. Venue: Tullow Community School, Templeowen, Tullow, Co. Carlow. 8pm. Free. All welcome. Details.

Thursday 16 November: Galway 2017: Social conditions and political change, a conference. Hosts: Galway County Council Heritage dept; Loughrea Memorial Group. Venue: Loughrea Hotel & Spa, 7 Athenry Rd, St. Laurencesfields, Loughrea, Co. Galway. 9:30am to 5pm. Tickets €10 includes tea/coffee and lunch. Programme and booking details.

Friday 17 November: Atlas of the Irish Revolution - West Cork examined, with Donal Ó Drisceoil. Host: Michael Collins House. Venue: Clonakilty Parish Centre, Western Rd, Maulnaskehy, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Friday 17 November: Irish Parish records, with Rhona Murray, and Combining DNA & Traditional Research Methods, with Eamon Healy. Hosts: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History Society, Liverpool Central Library and Ancestry UK. Venue: Central Library, 4th Floor Meeting Room, William Brown St., Liverpool 3, UK. 2pm–5pm. Tickets £5.90, includes refreshments. Tickets.

Saturday 18 November: Genealogy workshop, with Lynn Brady. Host and venue: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Rd, Dublin 11. Tickets €5. 2pm. All welcome. SOLD OUT.

Saturday 18 November: Researching Irish ancestors on the Internet, with Ann Eccles. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave N, St Paul, MN, USA. $15 for IGSI members, $20 for non-members. 10:30am. Details.

Monday 20 November: 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 20 November: Genealogy and family history advice service, with Margaret Bonar and Betty Craven. Host and venue: Donaghmede Library, Shopping Centre, Grange Road, Dublin 13, or Raheny Library, if preferred. All welcome but you need to book by phone: 087 6491605. Free.

Monday 20 November: Guided tour of St. Columb’s Cathedral, with Ian Bartlett. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Foyle branch. Venue: Lecture Room of Derry City’s Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Londonderry, BT48 6AL. 7pm. Free. All welcome.

Monday 20 November: What's in a name? with Kathleen Morrison. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne branch. Venue: Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 21 November: Sacred and Profane: Church art and architecture in Cork City, with Dr Ann Wilson. Signs and Symbols in Urban Cork lecture series. Host: City Library, Grand Parade, Cork City. 7pm. Free. All welcome. No booking required.

Tuesday 21 November: Poverty and the poor in pre-Famine Tipperary, with Dr Laurence Geary. Host: Tipperary People & Places Lecture Series. Venue: Tipperary Studies, The Source, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co Tipperary. 7:30pm. Admission free. Tea served. All welcome. More details studies@tipperarycoco.ie.

Wednesday 22 November: The Registered Papers of the Chief Secretery of Ireland, their use in history and genealogy, and the updated online catalogue (1818-1830, with Vera Moynes. Host and venue: National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. Free. 6pm. CANCELLED - will be rescheduled for 2018.

Wednesday 22 November: Birth, Baptism, Marriage & Death, with Tony Hennessy MAGI. Host and venue: Medieval Museum in Waterford's Viking Triangle, The Mall, Waterford City. All welcome. 1:15pm to 2pm. €5 admission on the door. No booking required.

Wednesday 22 November: Cork City and County Archives, with Brian McGee. Host: Bishopstown Historical Society. Venue: Bishopstown Library, Sarsfield Road, Wilton, Cork City. All welcome. 11:30am–12:30pm.

Friday 24 November: The sinkings of the Waterford steamers Coningbeg and Formby and the Great War off the Irish coast, with Dr Edward Bourke. Host: Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society. Venue: St Patrick's Gateway Centre, Patrick Street, Waterford City. 8pm. Members free / Non-members €5. All welcome.

Saturday 25 November: Coffin ships, orphan boys and the Lazaretto Point Lighthouse, with Luke McCusker. Host and venue: Irish Railroad Workers Museum, 918-920 Lemmon St, Baltimore, Maryland 21223, USA. 11:30–12:30 EST. All welcome. Free. Details.

Saturday 25 November: Genealogy workshop, with Lynn Brady. Host and venue: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Rd, Dublin 11. Tickets €5. 2pm. All welcome. SOLD OUT

Saturday 25 November: Archives of the Fenian Rising - 150 years on, a half-day seminar with panel discussion chaired by Tim Pat Coogan. Host and venue: National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. Presented as part of the Explore Your Archive campaign. 10am to 1pm. All welcome. Free, but reserving a place is essential.

Saturday 25 November: Local history day. Host: DCL&A. Venue: Conference Room, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Talks include: The 1867 Bray Head Train Derailment, with James Scannell; The Rebel Liberties, with Liz Gillis; Tom Ashe, with Frank Whearity; The Civil War in Dublin, with John Dorney; and The history of Keogh Square, with Liam O'Meara. Host and venue: Dublin City Library & Archive. 9.45am to 2.15pm. Tea/coffee will be served. Free. All welcome. No booking required.