Monday 2 July 2012

Events in July

Thursday 5 July – Sunday 8 July: Derry/Londonderry Maritime Homecoming Festival, Family History events. PRONI staff will be manning a stand at this city centre event, which markes the final leg of the Clipper round the world yacht race. The PRONI stall will be open between 11am and 5pm over the four days of the festival.

Thursday 5 July – Sunday 22 July: PhotoIreland Festival 2012 Migrations: Diaspora and Cultural Identity. The NPA opens a two-part exhibition of David Monaghan's Leaving Dublin and Maurice Gunning's Argentine Irish Diaspora at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar. Free. No booking required. Details. In addition, Maurice Gunning will be giving a talk on Wednesday, 11 July at 3:00pm in the NPA. (Second part of exhibition, see 26 July.)

Tuesday 10 July: The Care and Restoration of old Family Photographs, with Edmund Ross. Genealogical Society of Ireland. Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin at 8pm.

Thursday 12 July – Monday 16 July:
The Irish American Link — People, Places and Culture. Ard Ri Hotel, Tuam, Co Galway. 28-lecture conference exploring historic connections between the West of Ireland and North America, focussing on historical figures, emigration, ge-nealogy, history and culture. Full schedule can be found here.

Friday 13 July: Kilkenny Families in the Great War, book launch at Kilkenny Castle. 7:30pm. Details. Email for invitation here.

Saturday 14 July: Drop-in Activity: Family Histories. If you have an interest in finding out about your family history come along for free practical tips with the Mayo genealogy group. National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co Mayo. No booking required. New researchers welcome. 11am-1pm.

Tuesday 17 July: The Duibh Linn(ers’) Tale, with Edmond O'Donovan. Learn about the lives of the unnamed dead buried at the church of St Michael le Pole, near what may have been the site of the early Christian monastery of Duibh Linn. Part of the Tales of Medieval Dublin series. 1.05–1.45pm.

Thursday 26 July – Sunday 30 September
: PhotoIreland Festival 2012. Migrations: Diaspora and Cultural Identity. The second part of the NPA's two-part exhibition continues with Séan Hillen’s works on Cultural identity in Northern Ireland in the 1970’s. Free, no booking required. Details. In addition to the exhibition, Seán Hilen will give a talk at the NPA (Temple Bar, Dublin) on Saturday 28 July at 2pm. Free. No booking required.

And here are yet more heritage/genealogy events taking place this month.