Monday 11 to Friday 15 December: Preservation Week at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Belfast. Document ordering and production is suspended throughout the week to facilitate essential preservation work. Researchers will still have access to church records and search services via the Search Room.
Monday 11 December: NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. On-going Monday closures to facilitate extensive redevelopment of the premises. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, incl. Genealogy Advisory Service, operating as normal. Details.
Tuesday 12 December: The Skull's Tale, with René Gapert. 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 12 December: Research Centre of the North of Ireland Family History Society closed. Normal Tuesday afternoon openings (2–8pm) will resume on 9 January 2018. Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. Details.
Thursday 14 December: 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 December: Follow your family through their chain migration, with Kevin Cassidy. Host: Greater Omaha Genealogical Society – Irish Interest Group. Venue: LDS Omaha Stake Center, 14680 California Street, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, in the classrooms located on the west end of the building. 7pm. Free, but advance registration required by email to Rita Henry (email@example.com).
Thursday 14 December: The Goodbodys and Perrys of Obelisk Park, Stillorgan, with Rob Goodbody. Host: Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society. Venue: Glenalbyn Sports Club, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Admission €3 for non-members. All welcome.
Monday 18 December: 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 18 December: Genealogy and family history advice service, 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 December: Michael Doheny of Fethard, Tipperary's first Fenian, with Dr Willie Nolan. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday 19 December: Research Centre of the North of Ireland Family History Society closed. Normal Tuesday afternoon openings (2–8pm) will resume on 9 January 2018. Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. Details.
Tuesday 19 December: It’s the way we say it! with Kathleen Morrison, and Christmas Party. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast Branch. Venue: C S Lewis Room, Holywood Arches Library, 4-12 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. From 7:30pm. For details, email email@example.com.
This page will be updated with any additional events I hear of, and with a link to a blogpost (yet to be published) summarising Christmas closures at the major repositories.