Monday 18 June 2012

Lectures and events: week commencing 18 June

Tuesday 19 June: The Miller's Tale, with Claire Walsh telling the story of a miller from Chapelizod. Grain was an integral part of the diet of early medieval Dubliners and the work of millwrights was pivotal to the economy of the town. First of a new series of Tales of Medieval Dublin (to be formally launched by Senator David Norris before the lecture). Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. 1.05–2.00pm. Free.

Wednesday 20 June: Irish People—Irish Linen, by Kathleen Curtis Wilson. Book Launch, Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Free. 6pm.

Wednesday 20 June: Petticoats and Porridge – Women and the Land War, with Dr Heather Laird. Carrick on Shannon & District Historical Society. Bush Hotel. 8.30pm. Free to members or €5.00 (OAPs/students €3.00 ). All welcome.

Wednesday 20 June: Linen Exhibition and Family History. North Armagh Family History Society will be in atttendance from 2.00-5.00pm to help visitors with their genealogy research. Craigavon Museum is hosting the linen exhibition. Ballydougan Pottery, 171 Plantation Road, Gilford, Craigavon BT63 5NN. Details.

Friday 22 June: Exhibition opens – Gaelic Herbalism & Healing Lore in Medieval Ireland. Part of Féile Brian Ború. Venue: Satmya, 3 Royal Parade, Killaloe, Co Clare. Mon-Fri 10-6pm, Sat 10-2pm. Free.

Saturday 23 June: Using Family Tree Maker, with Dr David R Elliott. Fermanagh Family History Society. The Library, Enniskillen, 2.15—4.15pm. Details.

Saturday 23rd June: Hands-on genealogy, with Dympna Joyce. Free practical tips for family history research. Mayo Genealogy Group. National Museum of Country Life, Turlough, Castlebar, co Mayo. Booking essential. 3.00 to 4.00pm. Mayo Genealogy Group.