Monday 14 November 2011

More November events

Here are some more events on Irish genealogy and local/social history subjects taking place in the second half of this month.

All month: Plantation of Ulster Exhibition, examining this turbulent period of the 17th century, when many Scots and English moved into Ulster. Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Free.

All month: Exploring Your Roots Exhibition, looking at the resources available through museums to help your Irish genealogy research. Until January. Mid-Antrim Museum, The Braid, Ballymena. Free.

Tuesday 15 November:Researching farming families, with Dr William Roulston. Mid-Antrim Museum, The Braid, Ballymena. 7-8pm. Free.

Wednesday 16 November: The Jewish Community in Londonderry, with Phillipa Robinson. Newbuildings and District Archaeological and Historical Society. Community Centre, Newbuildings. 7.30pm.

Wednesday 16 November: Dublin in the Rare Oul' times. Raheny Heritage Society. Photographic memories of the city from the collections of Dublin City Public Libraries. Raheny Library, Howth Rd, Dublin 5. 6.30pm. Admission free. Booking essential.

Wednesday 16 November: From Red Cow Lane to Bull Alley Street - Dublin street and place names, with Liam Clare. Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society. Kingston Hotel, Adelaide Street, 8pm.

Thursday 17 November: Snapshots of Presbyterianism in Cork, with Rev Dr John Faris of the Presbyterian Historical Society. Windsor Presbyterian Church, Belfast, 8pm. Details.

Thursday 17 November: Cregagh, by Aidan Campbell. Local author takes a walk down memory lane. Talk, Linen Hall Library, 6pm. Free. Proceeds of the book to be donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Friday 18 November: Pictorial Past V, the latest in this popular softback series produced by Dunmanway Historical Society, to be launched by Michael McCarthy, TD, at the GAA Pavilion at 8pm. More about this committed group from West Cork.

Tuesday 22 November: The Notary’s Tale, lecture by Caoimhe Whelan, part of the Tales of Medieval Dublin lunchtime lecture series. 1.05pm to 1.45pm. Details.

Wednesday 23rd November: Family Tree workshop for beginners, with Gerry Kennedy APGI. Crusheen Community Centre,co Clare. 8.30pm. Details 065-6827172.

Thursday 24 November: Industrialisation: the third theme of the Exploring Local History series presented by PRONI and the OU Ireland (OUI). Lecture Hall, PRONI, Belfast. 6.30pm. Free, but booking essential at

Thursday 24 November: Family history on the web, with Mary Bradley. Ballymena Central Library, Pat's Brae. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Free.

Tuesday 29 November: Townlands & Placenames, a talk by Dr Kay Muhr. Mid-Antrim Museum, The Braid, Ballymena. 7pm. Free.

Tuesday 29 November: PRONI and Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN), with Brendan Lynn, Research Associate with CAIN, a web resource (based at the University of Ulster) providing information and source material on the ‘troubles’ and politics in Northern Ireland from 1968 to the present day. Linen Hall, Belfast. 1pm. Places limited. Booking recommended. Free. This talk was originally scheduled for the 30th, but was moved to the 29th to avoid potential strike action.

Wednesday 30 November: Policing in 19th-century Tallaght, with Seán Bagnall. Old Dublin Society. Tallaght Library, 6.30pm.