Monday 25 June 2012

What's on: week commencing 25 June

Tuesday 26 June: Diehards, Deserters and Defectors - British troops reported missing in Clare during the War of Independence, with Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc. Organisers are the Kilrush and District Historical Society, which launched only last month. Venue: Teach Cheoil (former Church of Ireland building), Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 7.30pm.

Wednesday 27 June: Gone for good – PRONI Sources on Emigration, with Dr Ann McVeigh. Final part of the PRONI/Linen Hall Lecture Series. 1pm in the Performance Area, Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Free, but booking recommended.

Wednesday 27 June: Ireland, the road to war and partition, a film presentation narrated by David Bridges. Early film from the fight against Home Rule to Partition, from the Digital Film Archive. Heritage Gallery, Downpatrick Library. 3.00pm to 4.00pm. Free, but booking essential on 028 4461 1448 or email.

Saturday 30 June: York Family History Fair, York Racecourse, Yorkshire. No dedicated-Irish genealogy organisations in attendance but plenty of the larger UK repositories, publishers and database providers will be there, along with dozens of county or regional family history societies ready to provide the kind of local knowledge that's crucial to learning more about Irish ancestors that emigrated to England, Scotland and Wales. 10am to 4.30pm. £4.50 adults.