Friday 1 March 2013

Genealogy and history events to 9 March

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

Monday 4 March: Introduction to Family History workshop. Some basic computer skills needed. Cregagh Library, 409-413 Cregagh Road, Belfast. BT6 0LF. Tel: 028 9040 1365. At 2pm. Repeated 4pm. Free.

Tuesday 5 March: The tale of two Drapers' towns – architecture, growth and development, with Keith Gilmour. Ballinascreen Historical Society. St Colm's High School at 8:00pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 5 March:
Irish Diaspora Foundation Exhibiton at Manchester Town Hall. Displays, talks, guests and refreshments. Free. From 1pm

Wednesday 6 March: The Opening of the Atlantic World – English Settlement in Ireland and North America in the 17th Century, with James Lyttleton. Part of the Below the Surface series of maritime lectures on board the Jeannie Johnston, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1. Tickets

Thursday 7 March: Some Strategies for Finding and Ancestor's Place of Origin in Ireland, with Lisa Walsh Dougherty. Genealogy workshop at the Irish American Heritage Museum, Broadway, Albany, NY, USA. 6:30pm.

Friday 8 March: Atlas of the Great Irish Famine, with Mike Murphy, one of the editors of the book of the same name, and Fr Pat Hicky, contributor and historian. West Cork Arts Centre, North Street, Skibbereen, Co Cork. 8pm. Tel: + 353 28 22090.

Friday 8 March: Killyleagh Plantation Lecture – A background to Charters and the role of Charter Towns – with Ian Montgomery. Killyleagh Library, Co Down, at 1:15pm. Free. More details: Tel 028 4482 8407.

Friday 8 March to Monday 18 March: Manchester Irish Festival. Full programme of events in Manchester, UK. Details.

Saturday 9 March: Drop-in Genealogy session, with Mayo Genealogy Group at the National Museum of Ireland, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co Mayo. 11am–1pm. Free. No booking required.

Saturday 9 March: Women in the 1913 Dublin Lockout, a HistoryIreland Hedge School. 2pm. Liberty Hall, Dublin.