Sunday 28 October 2012

Events list for IE and NI for next ten days

Monday 29 October: The archaeology of witchcraft and superstition in Ireland, with Roisin O'Reilly. Ulster Archaeological Society, Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, Archaeology and Paleoecology, QUB, Elmwood Building, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast. 8pm. 

Tuesday 30 October: A Coleraine Man's War 1939-1945, with Diana Kirkpatrick. Coleraine FHS. Coleraine Guide Hall, Terrace Row (behind Terrace Row Church). 8pm. Tea/coffee and biscuits after lecture.  All welcome. £3.00 for non-members. 

Tuesday 30 October:  Making Ireland English: How the Aristocracy shaped 17th-Century Ireland, with Professor Jane Ohlemeyer. Host: Irish Genealogical Research Society. Venue: Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Start time 7pm. All Welcome. Admission Free. 

Tuesday 30 October: 'Taken from this place' — Crime and punishment in County Waterford, with Joanne Rothwell. Cappoquin Community Centre. 7.30pm. Details. €5.  

Wednesday 31 October : Irish emigration, pre-Inquisition (Spanish), with  Dr. Thomas O Connor. Host: Wexford Historical Society. 8pm.  Details.

Wednesday 31 October:  Raiders of the Lost Archive – Ulster Covenant Records at PRONI, with Stephen Scarth identifying items from the 1912 Ulster Covenant collection held in the Record Office’s archives. 1pm. Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Free. Details: 028 9032 1707.

Thursday 1 November: Organising a Reunion, with Bill Shaw, plus Family History Resources, with Catherine Morrow. Host: Northern Ireland FHS, Belfast Branch. Venue: Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7.30-9.30pm.

Thursday 1 November: Slumland Dublin. Speakers are Chris Corlett (National Monuments Service) on Darkest Dublin, and Catriona Crowe (National Archives) on The 1911 Census.  The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1. 6pm. Bookings: + 353 (0)1 222 5455.

Friday 2 November: The signing of the Ulster Covenant. Documents, stills and film archive footage recording the events surrounding the signing. Saintfield Library, Ballynahinch Road, Co Down. 1:30pm. Free, but booking advised. Tel: +44 (0)28 9751 0550.

Friday 2 November: Vanishing Ireland, with Turtle Bunbury. Irish Ancestry Research Centre (IARC), Tierney Building, University of Limerick. 11am. Tel: +353 61 518355. Email.

Saturday 3 November: Irish Family History Society All-day seminar at Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse St., Dublin 2. From 10am to 5pm.  Four lectures (great line-up!). Details.

Monday 5 November, World War One Family History Roadshow, organised by the National Library. Venue: Hunt Museum, Limerick. From 10am to 5pm. Bookings essential. Details.  

Monday 5 November:Castles, Scottish mercenaries and lost towns of late medieval North Ulster, with Dr Colin Breen.  Venue: Helen Roe theatre, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 at 7.30pm. Tel: +353 1 676 1749.  

Monday 5 November: Aungier Street Historical Walking Tour, organised by Dublin City Council Architects Department and PIVOT Dublin. 45-minute duration. Start at Noon. Booking is necessary. Tel: +353 (0)1-2223688 or email

Tuesday 6 November: Ancestry Workshop. Draperstown Library, High St, Draperstown, Co Derry. Free, but booking essential. 6.30pm. Tel: +44 (0)28 7962 8249.  

Tuesday 6 November: Local Place Names, with Neil Comer. Host: Ballinascreen Historical Society. Venue: St. Colm's High School, Draperstown, Co Derry. 8pm.

Tuesday 6 November: The Lockout and the Monto. Chaired by Dr Lisa Godson (NCAD/GradCam), with Padraig Yeats discussing The Assault on Corporation Buildings and Terry Fagan presenting Oral Histories of the Lockout. The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1. 6pm. Bookings: + 353 (0)1 222 5455.

Tuesday 6 November: The River Blackwater and County Waterford, with Joanne Rothwell. Cappoquin Community Centre. 7.30pm. Details. €5.