Thursday 1 September 2011

Lectures, workshops and events in September

Thursday 1 September: 'Public Sinners - Morals of young people in the 1850s, a report by parish priests of Dublin to the Archbishop', with Peader Bates. Donaghmede Library, 6.30pm. Free. Booking recommended.

Sunday 4 September: French 1760. French and British soldiers will be showing off their drills, equipment and flags, and telling the story of French invasion at Carrickfergus. 10.30-5pm Carrickfergus Castle. Normal admission prices apply. Details: 028 9335 1273.

Sunday 4 September: The Genealogy Roadshow. The Carton House edition. RTE1 6.30pm.

Thursday 8 September: Field Trip to Garranes Ring Fort and Cashel Hill Fort, with Skibberreen Historical Society. €10. Details: Brendan McCarthy 028 21094.

Thursday 8 September: Catholic Police Officers in Northern Ireland, with Dr Mary Gethins. Free. Booking recommended. Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Details: 028 9032 1707.

Saturday 10 September: Irish soldiers who fought in the First World War, a lecture with Tom Burke from the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association. Thurles Library, co Tipperary. 3pm. Free. Details: 0504 21555.

Saturday 10 September: Trip to Banbridge, Bronte Country and Linen Trail, from Dublin, with the Federation of Local History Societies. €25 + €14 lunch. Booking essential. Details: Dermot Ryan 021 477 2729.

Sunday 11 September: The Genealogy Roadshow. The Slane Castle edition. RTE1 6.30pm.

Monday 12 September Next Stop New York: Stories of Emigration and Loss, part of the Great Writing, Great Places series. Held on board the Jeanie Johnston moored at Custom House Quay, Dublin at 6pm. Admission is free but booking is essential. Sensible shoes recommended. Details: 01 674 4862.

Tuesday 13 September Unbounded Charity and Unfortunate Females: Lady Arbella Denny and the early years of the Leeson St. Magdalen Asylum, with Rosemary Raughter. Genealogical Society of Ireland. DĂșn Laoghaire College of Further Education. 8pm.

Wednesday 14 September Memories into Memoir, an interactive lecture and discussion on Memoir Writing with author Irene Graham. 1.45-4pm. Free. National Library, Kildare St, Dublin. To book:

Thursday 15 September: Titanic Port and Thompson Dry Dock, with Alf McCreary. 6.30pm. Free. Booking Recommended. Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Details: 028 9032 1707.

Saturday 17 September: The Paddy McGill Memorial Lecture - Gaelic Games, Association Football and Society in Ardara 1891-1923, with Conor Curran. Donegal Historical Society. Heritage Centre, Ardara. 8.30pm.

Tuesday 20 September: Rev W Richardson (1740-1812) The Northwest Connection,a talk with Alan Blackstock. Coleraine Historical Society. 8pm. Guide Hall, behind Terrace Row Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday 20 September: The Archdeacon's Tale, with Margaret Murphy. Part of the Tales of Medieval Dublin lunchtime lecture series held at Wood Quay Venue. 1.05-1.45pm. Details:

Friday 23 September: To coincide with Culture Night, the Genealogical Society of Ireland, Guild of One Name Studies and Clans of Ireland are hosting an event at the Dublin City Library and Archive in Pearse Street. 6-9pm. Talk to experts, try out resources and get new ideas for your research. Details:

Friday 23 September: Discover Theobald Wolfe Tone, from a Sallins perspective. An evening of presentations, an exhibition, a visit to the tone family graves and music. Details:

Saturday 24 September: Full day Family History Seminar, organised by the Irish Family History Society. Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street. 10am-5pm. Free. No booking necessary.

Thursday 29 September: What is local history?, the first lecture of a new local history series, with PRONI and OUI. 6.30-8pm. Booking essential. PRONI, Belfast.