Thursday 4 October 2012

Events in the first two weeks of October

Thursday 4 October: Celebrating Ireland's Archival Heritage Conference, Harbour Hotel, The Docks, Galway. Very interesting programme with well-respected speakers. Details.

Friday 5 October: The Civic Guard Mutiny, with Dr Brian McCarthy. Garda Siochana Historical Society. Garda Club, Harrington Street, Dublin. 7.30pm. All welcome. 

Saturday 6 October: An introduction to Irish family history, with Dr Irene O'Brien. Mitchell Library, Granville Street, Glasgow G3 7DN. 10am-1pm. £15. To book: tel: 0141 287 2999.

Saturday 6 October: Irish genealogy workshop, with Tom Toohey. Six ways to research your family history. Part of a series of three workshops, each independent of the others. Amesbury Public Library, 149 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913. 2pm. Space limited. Registration required. Tel: 978 388 8148.

Saturday 6 October: Local History Day, at Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin. See programme. Free, but booking essential.

Tuesday 9 October: The Military Archives, with Padraic Kennedy. Sources for military history and recent initiatives from the team at Cathal Brugha Barracks. National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 7pm. Free. No booking.

Tuesday 9 October: The Augustinian's Tale, with Stuart Kinsella. Part of the Tales of Medieval Dublin series. 1.05pm. Free. Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin.

Tuesday 9 October: The Registry of Deeds as Aide for the Genealogist, with Dara Guidera and Emily Moore. Genealogical Society of Ireland. Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire. 8pm. €3.00.

Wednesday 10 October: Family History Workshop for beginners, at Dromore Library, Co Down. 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm. Free, but booking recommended. Tel:  or email.

Thursday 11 October: Great Hunger Museum/Museam An Ghorta Mór opens to the public at 3011 Whitney Avenue, near the Quinnipiac University's Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses, Connecticut. The museum claims to house the world’s largest collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials relating to the starvation and forced emigration that occurred throughout Ireland from 1845 to 1852. Details.

Friday 12 to Sunday 14 October: Back To Our Past, Ireland's very own genealogy exhibition and fair,  RDS, Dublin. €10.00 on the door.

Saturday 13 October: Sean McLoughlin, Ireland's Forgotten Revolutionary, a talk with author Charlie McGuire about a man who played a major role during the Easter Rising in 1916 and progressed from republican to socialist and communist politics. He not only played a major part in Ireland's fight for freedom but also contributed to the struggle for revolutionary socialism in Britain in the early-mid 1920s. Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford M5 4WX, UK. 2pm. All welcome. Admission free. Details.