Tuesday 6 November 2012

A busy week of genealogy and history events ahead

Wednesday 7 to Saturday 10 November: Global Ireland, 19th Australasian Irish Studies conference, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ. Details and programme.

Wednesday 7 November: Emigration and the Irish diaspora: case studies of the Great Irish Famine, with Fidelma Byrne, Regina Donlon and Ciarán Reilly, each presenting a 15-minute paper. Stable wing of Castletown, Main Street, Celbridge, County Kildare. First of the Castletown Winter Lectures series. 8pm. No booking. First come first served. Tea/coffee after lectures.

Wednesday 7 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. 

Wednesday 7 November: Sir John Lumsden, MB, KBE, KstJ': Doctor, sportsman, social activist and a leader of the Volunteers in 1916. Who was he and why is so little known about him? with Professor Patrick Plunkett. Host: History of Medicine Section of Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland. Venue: Frederick House, Sth Frederick Street, Dublin. 6.15pm. 

Thursday 8 November: An Officer and a Gentleman: Brigadier General Cuthbert Lucas, with Olive Carey. Venue: Clare Museum, Arthur's Row, off O'Connell Square, Ennis. 8pm. Free. Everyone welcome.

Friday 9 November: The Fallen Irish of World War 1, with John Barry. Host: West Belfast Historical Society. The Falls Park Pavillion, Falls Road, Belfast. 7.30pm.

Friday 9 November: Buried at Canada Farm: tracing WW1 soldiers, with Ian Montgomery. PRONI, Belfast. 1pm. Free but places limited so booking advised. Tel: +44 (0)28 90 534800.

Friday 9 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.

Friday 9 November: An evening of remembrance for the fallen 4000 of WW1. Triskel Christchurch, Cork. 7.30pm. Tickets €10.00.

Saturday 10 November: The Border and the Board – the past 100 years. A HistoryIreland Hedge School and part of the Allingham Arts Festival, Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. With Anthony Begley (Ballyshannon: genealogy and history), Brian Drummond (forthcoming book on the Erne scheme), Marc McMenamin (journalist) and Joe O’Loughlin (Voices of the Erne Corridor). 6pm.

Saturday 10 November:  Estate Records, a class with Tom Rice. Minnesota Genealogical Society Library, 1185 Concord St N, South St Paul MN. 10:30am to noon. Fee is $10 for IGSI members/$15 for non-members. Advance registration essential.

Monday 12 November: The Ulster Covenant, with Gordon Lucy. Host: Carryduff Historical Society. Venue: Committee Room, Moss Centre, Carryduff, Co Down. 8pm. £2.

Tuesday 13 November: The Potter’s Tale, with Clare McCutcheon. Part of the Tales of Medieval Dublin series of lunchtime lectures at Wood Quay Venue in the Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. From 1.15pm to 1.45pm. Admission free: All welcome. No booking needed. Details

Tuesday 13 November: Richard Griffith (1784-1878), Public Servant, Valuator and Geologist, with Dr. Patrick N Wyse Jackson. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire. 8pm. €3.00.

Tuesday 13 November: The MacGraths of Sliabh gCua, with Joanne Rothwell. Cappoquin Community Centre. 7.30pm. Details. €5.  

Tuesday 13 November: Landlord-tenant relations on the duke of Leinster's estate, c.1838-1903: social memory and reality, with Professor Terence Dooley. Host: The Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland (celebrating its 20th anniversary). Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin. Free. All welcome. No booking. 6pm.

Wednesday 14 November: Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations (CIGO) AGM at 6.30pm followed by lecture at 7.30pm: Harnessing the Power of Reverse Genealogy, with Mike Feerick, chairman and founder of Ireland Reaching Out. National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin. All welcome to attend lecture.