Thursday 6 December 2012

Genealogy and history events before Xmas

Thursday 6 December:  Abraham Lincoln and the American Irish, with Professor Kevin Kenny, Glucksman Ireland House, 1 Washington Mews, New York, NY. 7pm. Public/free lecture but reserve place on 212-998-3950 (option 3) or email.

Thursday 6 December: The Road to War and Partition. Digital Film Archive, narrated by David Bridges. Lunchtime presentation begins 12:30 at Lisburn City Library. Free. Booking advised. 028 9263 3350.

Thursday 6 December:  Book launch: Aspects of Medieval North Munster, Collected essays of Brian J. Hodkinson. City Art Gallery, Pery Square, Limerick at 7:30pm. Host: Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society. Official launch by Dr Patrick Wallace, Director Emeritus, National Museum of Ireland.

Thursday 6 December: Creating an urban environment 1612-13, with Brian Gurrin. Part of the OUI/PRONI Urban History series. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Quarter, Belfast. 6:30pm. Free. Booking recommended. Email.

Friday 7 December:  Family History for Beginners online. Basic computer skills essential. Castlewellan library, 3 Upper Square, Castlewellan BT31 9DA. Free. Phone 028 4377 8433 to book.

Saturday December 8:  Family History Drop In – Get ready for the Gathering 2013, with the Mayo Genealogy Group. National Museum of Ireland/Country Life. Turlough, Co Mayo. 11am-1pm. Free. No booking necessary.

Tuesday 11 December:  The Poet's Tale, with Katherine Simms. Final lecture in the Tales of Medieval Dublin series. Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offfices, Dublin. 1:05–1:45pm. Free.

Tuesday 11 December:  Recent developments at the Archives of the Royal Dublin Society, with Natasha Serne. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dun Laoghaire College of FE, 17 Cumberland St, DĂșn Laoghaire. 8pm-10pm. All welcome. €3.00.

Wednesday 12 December: The Fire Brigade Service in Co. Carlow, with Fintan O'Neill and Paul Curran. Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society. Venue: Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow Town. 8pm. Admission Free. All Welcome.

Wednesday 12 December: Georgian Dining/Christmas in the 18th/19th centuries, with Mary Traynor at the Bishops Palace, The Mall, Waterford. 1pm. Standard entry charge. Details: (0)51 304500 / 849650.

Thursday 13 December:  Sir Charles Trevelyan and the Great Irish Famine, with Dr Enda Delaney, author of The Curse of Reason (see image). Tyneside Irish Centre, 43, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4SG. Details: 0191 261 0384.

Thursday 13 December:  Genealogy for beginners, with Paddy Waldron. Venue: Kildare Education Centre, Friary Road, Kildare. 7pm–9pm. Free but on-line booking required at

Saturday 15 December:  Who Do You Think You Are?, at Enniskillen Library. 11am to 12:30pm. Free, but booking necessary on 028 6632 2886.

Monday 17 December:  Family history for beginners, with Joan Magee. Cregagh Library, 409-413 Cregagh Road, Belfast, BT6 0LF. Starts 2.00pm. Free, but booking advisable on 028 9040 1365.

Tuesday 18 December: Georgian Dining / Christmas in the 18th/19th centuries, with Mary Traynor at the Bishops Palace, The Mall, Waterford. 1pm. Standard entry charge. Details: (0)51 304500 / 849650.