Monday 20 May 2013

This week's genealogy and history events

Monday 20 May: Fr John Fahy (1893-1969) Radical Republican & Agrarian Activist, with Jim Madden. Host: Birr Historical Society. Venue: Dooly's Hotel, Birr, Co Offaly. 8pm. All welcome.

Thursday 23 May: Competing Stories 1912-1922 – Understanding our past, an event incorporating archive film and talks on the Decade of Centenaries (part of Community Relations Week. The session will consider what is “documented community memory?” As versions of history are shaping the present, there are risks and opportunities in commemorating the decade 1912-22. Will the same versions of history which shaped the present be driving the future? Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 2:00pm–4:45pm. Free. Booking not necessary. Details: 02890 534800.

Thursday 23 May: Dublin in the Early 20th Century – Exploring the 1911 Census, with Catriona Crowe. Venue: Ballyroan Library, Orchardstown Villas, Dublin 14. 7:30pm. Free. No booking required.

Saturday 25 May: Irish Genealogical Research Society Open Day and Lectures. Venue: Dublin City Libraries & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Free. See great line-up of lectures, and details.

Saturday 25 May: 15th Medieval Dublin Symposium. Host: Friends of Medieval Dublin. Venue: Robert Emmet Theatre, Room 2037, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin. 9:30am to 5:00pm. Free.