Monday 10 June 2013

Genealogy and history events to enjoy this week

Until mid-July: Home Improvements: Responding to Poverty in the West, 1891-1923, an exhibition. Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway. Free.

Monday 10 June: Plantation exhibition opens in Guildhall, Derry, with one folio of the Great Parchment Book on display.

Tuesday 11 June: c.790-800: The first Dublin Vikings, with Linzi Simpson. First lecture in the Milestones of Medieval Dublin series exploring significant events in the city's history. Venue: Wood Quay Venue of Dublin City Council. 1:05–1:45pm.  Free. No booking required. Details.

Tuesday 11 June: 'Every Townland Earned its Name in Song': John Hewitt’s Ulster-Scots Tradition, with Dr Frank Ferguson and Dr Kathryn White. Cookstown Library, 13 Burn Rd, Cookstown, Co Tyrone BT80 8DJ. 6:30pm. Free. For more details, tel. 028 8676 3702.

Tuesday 11 June: The Ordnance Survey Office as a Genealogical Resource. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dun Laoghaire College Of Further Education. €3.00. 8pm.

Wednesday 12 June: Family History for Beginners. Kilkeel Library, The Nautilus Centre, Rooney Rd, Kilkeel, Co Down BT34 4AG. Free. Booking essential: 028 4176 2278. 11am–12pm.

Wednesday 12 June: Running with crows - the life and death of a Black & Tan, with  D J Kelly. Irish World Heritage Centre, Irish Town Way, Manchester M8. 7|:30pm. £3.

Thursday 13 June: Flax-growing in Meath/Westmeath, with Richard Stokes. Host: Meath Archaeological and Historical Society, in association with Meath IFA. Venue: Oldcastle Library, Millbrook Road, Oldcastle, Co Meath. 7.30pm.

Friday 14 June: Family History Online for beginners, a workshop at Rathfriland Libary, 12 John Street, Rathfriland Co Down BT34 5QH. 11am–12:30pm. Free. Booking essential, as are basic computer skills. Tel: Telephone: 028 4063 0661.

Saturday 15 June – Sunday 16 June: History Festival of Ireland. Venue: Duckett's Grove, Co Carlow. Tickets €20 per day. Programme and details.

Saturday 15 June: The Famine: a series of unfortunate events or genocide? a HistoryIreland Hedge School. 3pm at History Festival of Ireland, Duckett's Grove, Co Carlow. Details.

Saturday 15 June: Enniskillen Portrait Photographers – exploring the Fermanagh County Museum Photographic archive, with Catherine Scott. Host: Northern Ireland Family History Society Fermanagh Branch. Venue: Enniskillen Library. Branch meeting at 2.15pm, followed by tea/coffee; talk starts around 3.10pm.

Sunday 16 June: Did the 1960s in Ireland swing or snooze? a HistoryIreland Hedge School. 4:30pm at History Festival of Ireland, Duckett's Grove, Co Carlow. Details.