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Monday, 8 January 2018

Irish genealogy and history events, 8-21 January

Monday 8 January: 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.

Monday 8 January: Practical workshop, presented by branch members. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtownabbey Branch. Venue: Drama Theatre, Glengormley High School, 134 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5HP. 7–9pm.

Monday 8 January: My experience with familly history, with George Busby. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Killyleagh Branch.Venue: Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, Co Down, BT30 9QF 8pm. Free. All welcome.

Monday 8 January: Celebrating Irish nurses and Irish women in nursing in the UK; part of the Illuminate Herstory Light Festival – Ireland’s annual new global light festival. Host: Irish Diaspora Foundation and Irish World Heritage Centre. Venue: Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Manchester M8 0AE, UK. 6:30pm–8pm. Free but need to register. Find out more.

Tuesday 9 January: Pre-1800s records, with Dr William Roulston. 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 9 January: Newspapers, with Georgina Scally MAGI. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland St, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. €3.

Wednesday 10 January: Land Wars in Ireland 1876-1909, an 8-week course starts with Brian Casey. Host: UCC Lifelong Learning. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Fee: €195. 10:30am to 1pm on Wednesdays. Details.

Wednesday 10 January: Using family and local history resources online, a practical workshop. Host and venue: Public Reocrd Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 11am to 1pm. Free. Booking is full, but you can join the waiting list in case there's a cancellation.

Thursday 11 January: Opening delayed until 11am at National Library of Ireland's sites in Dublin to facilitate a staff meeting.

Thursday 11 January: Despicable jackals, gallant submariners, and Waterford in the WW1 U-boat campaign, with Julian Walton. Host: Dunhill History Lectures, Series XII, 2018. Venue: Dunhill Multi-Education Centre (opposite GAA grounds), Dunhill, Co Waterford. 8pm. Admission €5, includes light refreshments. All welcome.

Saturday 13 January: The Stewart, Mountjoy and Blessington Family Connections, with Frank Collins. Host: NIFHS Tyrone Branch. Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Omagh Library, Dublin Road, Omagh, BT78 1HL. 10am to noon. All welcome.

Saturday 13 January: Tour of the Jacob's Factory exhibition. Host and venue: Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2. Exhibition developed by Dublin City Archives. Free. 1pm to 1:45pm. Need to register.

Monday 15 Jan: 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 15 Jan: The Clontarf Atlas (Irish Historic Towns Atlas series from RIA), with Professor Colm Lennon. Host: Clontarf Historical Society Venue: Resource Centre, St John the Baptist Church, Clontarf Road, Dublin 3. Plus AGM. All welcome. Members free / non-members €5. 7:30pm.

Monday 15 Jan: Newspapers, books and eBay for genealogy, with Michael McKeag. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Foyle branch. Venue: Lecture Room of Derry City’s Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Londonderry, BT48 6AL. Cancelled due to bad weather.

Monday 15 Jan: Queen Victoria’s Gene, with Jenning Cumming. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne branch. Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ. Free. 7:30pm.

Monday 15 Jan: The Rise & Fall of Lord Dunkellin (1827-1867), with John Joe Conwell. Host: Birr Historical Society. Venue: County Arms Hotel, Birr, Co Offaly. 8pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 16 January: The Quakers of County Tipperary, 1655–1924, with Dr Michael Ahern. Host: Tipperary People & Places Lecture Series. Venue: Tipperary Studies, The Source, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co Tipperary. 7:30pm. Admission free. Tea served. All welcome. Details.

Tuesday 16 January: Disturbing Remains: Death in the Great Famine, with Dr Breandán Mac Suibhne. Host: Irish Historical Society. Venue: Centre for Irish Programmes, Boston College, 43 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. Free. 7.00pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 16 January: From 2RN to RTÉ, with Harry Bradshaw, and (short talk) The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918, with Pádraig Laffan. Host: Foxrock Local History Club. Venue: Foxrock Pastoral Centre (at rear of Foxrock Church), Dublin 18. 8pm. All welcome. Members free/non-members €5.

Wednesday 17 January: The Tavener Family, with Tom Mason. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Armagh branch. Venue: Bleary Community Centre, 1 Deans Road, Bleary, Craigavon, Co Armagh, BT66 7AS.

Wednesday 17 January: Tudor Marshals of Leinster, with Diarmuid Wheeler. Host: Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society. Venue: Leighlinbridge Parish Centre, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow. Admission is free and all welcome. 8pm. 

Wednesday 17 January: The Corless Family, with Anna Bruzzi. Also AGM. Host: Western Family History Association. Venue: Parish Centre, Lackagh, Co Galway. 8pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 17 January: Philip Barron, Man of Mystery, with Áine Uí Fhoghlú. Venue: Clubhouse, Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club, Davitt's Quay, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. 8pm. All welcome. €5 admission. Details.

Thursday 18 January: London's Derrie: The background to the building and financing of the early Londonderry plantation, with Professor James Stevens Curl. Host: Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: The Corn Exchange Building, 31 Gordon Street, Belfast BT1 2LG. 12:15pm to 2pm. Free to Guild members. £5 to non-members. Need to register. Details.

Thursday 18 January: From war to wine, from shipping to sport: Irish-French links over 300 years, with Kieran Walsh. Host: Dunhill History Lectures, Series XII, 2018. Venue: Dunhill Multi-Education Centre (opposite GAA grounds), Dunhill, Co Waterford. 8pm. Admission €5, includes light refreshments. All welcome.

Thursday 18 January: Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington (1877–1946)– suffragette and nationalist, wife of martyred radical activist Francis and co-founder of Irish women's Franchise League, with Dr. Margaret Ward. First of the Rebel Irish Women lecture series. Host and venue: GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1. Free. 5:40pm sharp. Booking is essential to guarantee your space.

Saturday 20 January: Investigating Offaly's casualties of the Great War, with Stephen Callaghn. Host: Western Front Association. Venue: Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Benburb's Street, Dublin 7. 2:30pm. All welcome. €3.