Monday 2 May 2011

Some May events for your diary

Wednesday 4th May: The Tree of Life, a beginner's guide to local genealogy, with reference librarian Alan Hand. Dundalk Library.

Wednesday 4th May: The Great Houses of Cork and Kerry - an oral history, with Maurice O'Keeffe. 11am. Bantry Library.

Wednesday 4th May: City in Flames, with Major John Potter. Linen Hall, Belfast. 6pm. Free, but booking recommended.

5th to 25th May: Memory Lane - a touring exhibition of photos from the Dublin City Libraries Collection, depicting life in the capital during the second half of the 20th century. Midweek afternoons and evenings. Free, but booking recommended. (042) 935 3190

Thursday 5th May
: The Earl Grey Project to Australia, with Sheila Murphy. Heritage Centre, Dunmanway. 8pm.

Tuesday 10th May: Tracing Ancestry through DNA, with Gianpiero Cavalleri. Genealogical Society of Ireland. Weir's, Lower George's St, Dun Laoghaire. 10.30am.

Wednesday 11th May: APGI Table Quiz. Association of Professional Genealogists of Ireland presents a quiz with a slight genealogical/historical flavour. Doheny & Nesbitts, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. 8-11pm. Tables of 4, €20 per Table. To guarantee a place, book your table (or individual place) in advance, e-mail:

Thursday 19th May: Caring for your personal collection, a workshop on conserving your family history collection. National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin. 11am-12.30pm. Free, but must be booked in advance at

Saturday 21st May: Annual Genealogy Open Day Irish Genealogical Research Society (Ireland branch). All day session, four speakers. Dublin City Library & Archive, 138/144 Pearse St. Dublin 2. Free. 10am-4pm.