Monday 28 October 2013

Irish genealogy and history events 28 Oct – 2 Nov

Monday 28 October: Women and the 1913 Lockout, with Mary Muldowney. Host: Kill History Society. Venue: Parish meeting room, Kill, Co Kildare. 8:30pm. Details.

Monday 28 October: Famine in County Down, with Clive Schoular. Donaghadee Historical Society. Venue: Sailing Club, 20 Shore Road, Donaghadee. £2 members/ £3 non-members. 7:45pm. Details.

Monday 28 October: The Ulster Covenant and the Proclamation of an Irish Republic, with Emeritus Professor Liam Kennedy, QUB. Host: Institute of Irish Studies. Venue: Room 03/006B, Peter Froggatt Centre, QUB, Belfast. 1:00pm–2:00pm.

Monday 28 October: The historical use of Burren plants: foraging, folklore and more, with Vivienne Campbell. Host: North Clare Historical Society. Venue: The Courthouse, Ennistymon. 8pm, Admission: €5.

Tuesday 29 October: Bog Bodies, with John Dolan. Host: Tallaght Historical Society. Venue: County Library, Tallaght. 7pm. Free.

Tuesday 29 October: Kith & Kin – The Scots Irish in America, with Alister McReynolds. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Coleraine Branch. Venue: The Guide Hall, Terrace Row, Coleraine. 8pm. Tea/coffee and biscuits. (£3.00 for non-members).

Tuesday 29 October: If you want to know who we are: 100 years of the Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society, with Dr Myles Dungan. Last in the Dublin Anniversaries series of City Hall lunchtime lectures. 13:10–13:50pm, plus 10 minutes Q&A. Free. No booking required. First come, first served.

Tuesday 29 October: The Blackened Tans: who did what during the War of Independence in West Clare, with Eoin Shanahan. Host: Kilrush Districk Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. Time: 8pm.

Wednesday 30 October: Overview of PRONI Website Applications for Local and Family History, with Stephen Scarth. Venue: Dungannon Library, 36 Market Square, Dungannon, Co Tyrone BT70 1JD. 1pm. Free. Details: 028 8772 2952.

Wednesday 30 October: The early years of the Great Northern Railway (Ireland), with Jayne Hutchinson. Host: PRONI. Venue: Linenhall Library, 17 Donegall Square North Belfast. Free. 1pm. Booking is essential.

Wednesday 30 October: An Island Portrait, an exhibition of photographs of the Blasket Islands 1892–2010, will be opened by Mick O'Connell, football legend and islander. Venue: The gallery of the Dept. of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, New Road (opposite Garda Station), Killarney. 6.30pm.

Thursday 31 October: "Mulieres Nudae, Carnes Crudae": Gaelic Ulster, Impressions And Realities, the Frank Mitchell Memorial Lecture, with Dr Katherine Simms. Host: Royal Society of Antiquaries, Helen Roe theatre, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Time: 7.30pm. Tel: 353 (0)1 676 1749.

Thursday 31 October: Stone Age Skibbereen, with Mike Coleman. Host: Skibbereen & District Historical Society. Venue: West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen. 8pm. Non-members are very welcome, too.

Thursday 31 October: Town Charters in Ulster 400, with Dr William Roulston, marking arrival of the Town Charters exhibition to the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Free. Email booking required.

Saturday 2 November:  The Genealogy Event, New York. Exhibition and seminars. 10am–8pm, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York City, NY 10011. All Day Pass $35, Twilight Pass (5:30pm - 8:00pm) £20. Details.

Sunday 3 November: Two advanced level Irish genealogy lectures: Widows, Wills & Workhouses and Alternatives to the Brick Wall, with Jennifer Doherty. Hosts: TIARA and ICC. Venue: Irish Cultural Center (ICC), 200 New Boston Drive, Canton, Massachusetts 02021, USA. 2:00–3:00pm. $35 registration for the afternoon. Download details and Registration form.