Monday 24 June 2013

Genealogy and history events to end of June

A great range of events are being held across Ireland and the UK in the closing week of June.

Monday 24 June: An Irish outlaw in the time of Robin Hood, with Aine Foley. Host: Kill Local History Group. Venue: Parish Hall, Kill, Co Kildare. 8:30pm.

Tuesday 25 June: Striking Gold in Tipperary: the discovery of the Carrick-on-Suir gold coin hoard, with Isabella Mulhall. Cashel Library, Friars St, Cashel, Co. Tipperary . Free. 7:15pm.

Wednesday 26 June: A Terrible Beauty, UK premier film screening at Irish World Heritage Centre, Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 0AE. 7:30pm. £3 Details: 0161 205 4007.

Wednesday 26 June: London-Derry Connections: The early years, 1613-1640, with Dr Ian Archer. Special lecture exploring how the City of London came to be involved in the Irish Plantation. Marks 400th anniversary of The Irish Society. Venue: Guildhall Old Library, London. 6pm. Free, but reservations required: Email or tel  020 7831 0575.

Wednesday 26 June: Family History Online For Beginners, a workshop at Kilkeel Library, The Nautilus Centre, Rooney Road, Co Down BT34 4AG. 11am–12:30pm. Free, but booking advised. Tel: 028 4176 2278 or email.

Wednesday 26 June and Thursday 27 June: Crime, Violence and the Irish in the 19th century, a two-day conference. Host: The Society for the Study of 19th-century Ireland. Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Cost £75. Programme.

Thursday 27 June: Family History Online for Beginners, a free workshop at Ballynahinch Library, Main Street, Co Down BT24 8DN. 2pm–3pm. Booking essential. Tel: 028 9756 4282.

Friday 28 June: The Folk Art of Gravestones, with Louise Nugent in Middlequarter Graveyard, Newcastle, Co Tipperary at 6:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Friday 28 June: Crossing the Sruthar-na-Maile Chinntire: connections between the northwest of Ireland and Scotland before 1600, with Dr Alison Cathcart. First of the Ulster-Scots History & Heritage Lecture Series. Venue: Martha Magee lecture theatre (room MD008), University of Ulster, Magee Campus, Derry-Londonderry. 7pm. Free. Open to all, and no need to book.

Saturday 29 June: The story of Richmond Asylum, with Pauline Conroy. Cobblestone pub, Smithfield, Dublin. 4pm. Free.

Saturday 29 June: York Family History Fair, Knavesmire Exhibition Centre, York Racecourse, UK. 10am–4:30pm. £4.50. Details.