Monday 19 February: 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 19 February: The History of the Kelly Family from 1820 (Kelly Coal Boats), with Kelly Wilson. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne branch. Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ. Visitors £3. Refreshments provided. 7:30pm.
Tuesday 20 February to Thursday 22 February: Trinity Secondhand Booksale. Host and venue: Trinity College Dublin, Examination Hall, Dublin 2. Starts Noon Tuesday. Ends lunchtime Thursday. Auction on Tuesday, 5:30pm.
Tuesday 20 February: Childhood and youth in Ireland from 1740, with Dr Sarah Anne Buckley. 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 20 February: The early industrial heritage of Cork City, with Colin Rynne. Part of the 'Cork: Origins of a City' public talks series. Host and venue: St Peter's Cork, North Main Street, Cork City. 5pm. All welcome.
Tuesday 20 February: Torpedoed! The sinking of the RMS Leinster, with Philip Lecane. Plus A Civil War night of bombs and bullets in Shankill - August 1922, with James Scannell. Host: Foxrock Local History Club. Venue: Pastoral Centre, at rear of Foxrock Church, Dublin 18. Admission: Free to members/€5 for non-members. All welcome. 8pm.
Wednesday 21 February: The development of the Linen industry in the Upper Bann Valley, with Plunkett Campbell. 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 21 February: The Great War through the eyes of the poets, with Jim Shannon. Host: Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. Venue: Leighlin Community Centre, St Lazerian's Street, Ballyknockan, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow. 8pm.
Wednesday 21 February: Irish genealogy session, with Lisa Walsh Dougherty. Host and venue: Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Avenue, Guilderland, NY 12084, USA. 6-8pm. Free. Easy parking. No booking required.
Thursday 22 February: National Library of Ireland: Delayed opening. To facilitate a staff meeting, the NLI will not open until 11am. All NLI venues/services are affected, including Genealogy Advisory Service.
Thursday 22 February: Early Medieval Ireland, and book launch, with Matthew Stout. Host: Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society. Venue: Offaly History Centre, Bury Quay, Tullamore, Co Offaly. 8pm. Refreshments after lecture. All welcome. €2 members/€5 non-members. No need to book.
Thursday 22 February: Catholic/Irish/Protestant: Religious history and religious identity in Ireland 1600–2000, with Professor Alan Ford. The Annual Bishop Francis Mac Kiernan Memorial Lecture. Host: Cavan County Council's Library Service. Venue: Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan. 7pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. No need to book.
Thursday 22 February: The Watchmen – Crime & Policing in Early-19th-century Monaghan, with Noel Campbell. Host and venue: Monaghan County Museum, 1-2 Hill Street, Monaghan. Free. 8pm. No booking.
Thursday 22 February: The Viking gold and silver hoards from Co Cork, with John Sheehan. Host: Duchas Clonakilty Heritage. Venue: The Parish Centre, Clonakilty, Co Cork. 8pm. Free. All welcome.
Thursday 22 February: Tracing your family history through free online sources, with Eilish Feeley. Host and venue: Roscommon County Library, Roscommon Town. 6pm to 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.
Friday 23 February: Cartoon representations of John Redmond, 1906–1916, with Dr Úna Ní Bhroiméil. A special lecture marking the centenary of the death of John Redmond, MP for Waterford, in March 1918. Host: Waterford Historical Society. Venue: St Patrick's Gateway Centre, Patrick Street, Waterford City. 8pm. All welcome. Members free/non-members €5.
Sunday 25 February: Free genealogy help session. Host and venue: Library of the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630, USA. From 1pm to 4pm. Free. All welcome.
Monday 26 February: 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.
Tuesday 27 February: War, women and the gypsy caravan: the emergence of Belfast's first female police officers, 1914-43, with Dr Janice Holmes. This lecture about the first female police officers in Ireland is presented as part of PRONI's programme to mark the anniversary of suffrage for women and International Women's Day. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Free. 1pm. Need to register.
Tuesday 27 February: Cinema in Revolutionary Ireland, a History Ireland Hedge School. Debate with Tommy Graham, Kevin Rockett, Ciara Chambers, Denis Condon and Joanne Carroll. Host: Host: History Ireland magazine. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 7pm. All welcome. No booking, but early arrival advised to secure seat.
Tuesday 27 February: The usefulness of GRONI to the family historian, with a speaker from General Register Office of Northern Ireland. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast branch. Venue: C. S. Lewis Room, Holywood Arches Library, 4-12 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.
Tuesday 27 February: Using DNA in Genealogy, with Martin McDowell. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Causeway Coast and Glens branch. Venue: Guide Hall, Terrace Row, Coleraine, Co LondonDerry. 8pm. All welcome. No booking required.
Wednesday 28 February: Scale, Rail & Mail: Why Killaloe losts its steamer fleet, with Brian J Goggin. Host: Killaloe-Ballina Local History Society. Venue: Wood and Bell Café, Main St, Killaloe, Co Clare. Free. All welcome. 7pm.
Wednesday 28 February: The Curious History of Irish Dogs - A talk for The Year of the Dog, with David Blake Knox and illustrator Angela Wang. Host: Dublin Chinese New Year festival. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 6:30pm. Free, but booking is required. (Fully booked... waiting list only.)
Saturday 3 March: Irish genealogy workshop, with Lynn Brady. Host: Glasnevin Trust. Venue: Glasnevin Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11. 2pm. Booking essential. €10.
Saturday 3 March: Irish records? - They all went up in smoke . . . or did they? a workshop with Jill Williams from the Irish Genealogical Research Society. Host and venue: Scottish Genealogy Society, SGS Family History Centre, 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL, UK. 10am to Noon. £10. Fully booked.
Saturday 3 March: Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors, a full day conference with Gillian Hunt and Fintan Mullin of the Ulster Historical Foundation. Hosts: Augusta Genealogical Society and the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library. Venue: Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA, USA. 9am–5pm. Cost: $45 AGS members and Library Patrons; $50 non-members. Lunch and refreshment breaks included. Details.
Sunday 4 March: Irish Genealogy Workshop, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Heinz History Center and Westmoreland County Historical Society. Venue: Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222, USA. 9am–4:30pm. Need to register.