Friday 22 February 2013

Genealogy and history events for the last week of Feb

Some interesting events coming up next week!

Continuing to 15 March: Exploring your roots, a family history exhibition. Free access during normal PRONI opening hours. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast.

Monday 25 February: The Clothmakers who fashioned America, with Bruce Clark. Host: Stewartstown & District Local History Society. Venue: Crieve Centre, The Square, Stewartstown, Co Tyrone. 8pm. All welcome.

Monday 25 February: Family History Workshop for beginners. Newcastle Library. Newcastle, Co Down. Free. 11:00am-12:30pm and 2:00pm-3:30pm. Booking essential: 028 4372 2710.

Tuesday 26 February: The West Clare Railway, with Jackie Whelan. Kilrush & District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 7:30pm. €5 for non members.

Tuesday 26 February: Britishness and Irishness: shared or separate? A panel discussion looks at relations 15 years after the Good Friday Agreement and examines how we deal with our divided past, whether do national identities matter, and what role the Irish in Britain play. 7:30pm. London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB.

Wednesday 27th February: Navigating Lough Neagh and the River Bann: an archival exploration, with Lorraine Burke, PRONI lunchtime lecture at the LinenHall Library, Belfast. Free

Wednesday 27 February: Obituaries in Irish provincial newspapers 1860-1900. A Bibliofiles lecture at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin2. Lecture with Dr Clara Breathnach, University of Limerick. All welcome. No booking necessary.

Wednesday 27 February: Family History Workshop for beginners. Tullycarnet Library, Kinross Avenue, Kings Road, Belfast. 11:30am-1:00pm. Free. Booking advised. 028 904 85079.

Thursday 28 February: The Poor Law and Public Health, with Olwyn Purdue. Part of the PRONI/OU lecture series entitled Urban History. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Quarter, Belfast. 6.30pm. Free.

Thursday 28 February: An introduction to heraldry, with Seamus Bellew. Dunleer & District Historical Society. Venue: Dunleer Parish Hall, Co Louth. 8pm.Enquiries.

Friday 1 March: From Rocky Shores to the Rocky Mountains: The Irish in Montana. Exhibition at Mansfield Library, University of Montana, Missoula, USA.

Friday 1 March: Women, Internment, and the Irish Civil War, with Dr Ann Matthews. Part of the NUI Maynooth History Forum programme. 8pm. Rhetoric House, South Campus, NUI Maynooth, Co Kildare. Enquiries.