Wednesday 14 March 2012

Timely discounts and events for St Pat's week

The Certificate of Irish Heritage is offering a whopping discount for St Patricks Day. Handy for Mothering Sunday, too.

Order before the end of March and the price will be only €25, that's a whole one-third off the regular price. Full details.

Encyclopaedia Britannica is to cease production of its printed edition after more than 200 years of publishing history. It follows a steady shift away from printed sales over the last twenty-odd years.

The news does not mark the end of the famous Encyclopaedia, however. Online versions are updated continuously and are interactive. Subject matter is wide and includes biographies, historic events and perspectives, and timelines, and other subjects that can help us better understand our ancestors' lives. Check it out for yourself — the publishers are making the content of the website free until Monday 19th.

My Glasgow Granny from Donegal. Is there a woman from your past who made the journey to Scotland from Ireland? Book in to one of three sessions (3-4pm; 4.15-5.15pm, 5.30-6.30pm) at Glasgow's Women's Library on Thursday 15th March to share stories about your female relatives who made the journey.

History Ireland's Hedge School will be arriving in Clifden, Co Galway on Friday 16 March, as part of the Clifden 200 celebrations.

The round table discussion The War of Independence: ‘Four glorious years’ or squalid sectarian conflict? will be chaired by History Ireland's editor, Tommy Graham. On the panel are Mary Harris (UCG), Conor McNamara (Notre Dame), Cormac Ó Comhraí and Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc (UL). Venue: Station House Theatre, Clifden. 7pm. €10. Booking.

The Story of the Irish in London. A seminar will be held at the London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 on Saturday 17 March. Tony Murray of the Irish Studies Group at London Metropolitan University will present a lively lecture on London's oldest migrant community. Expect discussion and debate. 2-4pm. £8. Details.