Monday 11 November 2013

Genealogy and history events to 16 November 2013

Monday 11 November: Gone Before, but not forgotten – the archaeology of Louth's past generations, with Victor Buckley. Venue: Louth County Museum, Dundalk, Carroll Centre, Roden Place, Jocelyn St, Dundalk. 7:30pm. Free. Part of the National Monuments Service lecture series for The Gathering.

Monday 11 November: Genealogy Workshop, with Erica Fay in Central Library, Waterford. Admission is free, and all are welcome. Details: tel: 051 849975 or email.

Monday 11 November: Charles Johnston and Ireland, with Daniel Roberts, School of English and Fellow in the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities, QUB. Host: Institute of Irish Studies. Venue: Room 03/006B, Peter Froggatt Centre, QUB. 1:00pm–2:00pm.

Monday 11 November: The Irish Famine in Ulster, with Clive Scoular. Host: Carryduff Historical Society. Venue: Committee Room, Lough Moss Centre, Hillsborough Road, Carryduff Co Down. Time: 8pm. Cost: £2 non-members.

Monday 11 November: Sources for Migration History, with Dr Patrick Fitzgerald. North of Ireland FHS, Foyle Branch. Venue: Central Library at 35 Foyle Street, Derry-Londonderry, BT48 6AL. 7pm.

Tuesday 12 November to Saturday 23 November: The Third Home Rule Crisis, The Unionist Response, an exhibition. Glasnevin Museum, Dublin. Details.

Tuesday 12 November: Children in care – records of pre-1952 adoptions, with Fiona Fitzsimons. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire College of FE, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 8pm.

Tuesday 12 November: The Coronation of Lambert Simnel, with Sparky Booker. Milestones of Medieval Dublin lunchtime lectures series. Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin 8. 1:05pm to 1:45pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 12 November: Introduction to CorkPastandPresent, at City Library, Grand Parade, Cork. 1:30pm. Free.

Tuesday 12 November: The Speaker Connolly, with Michael Keyes. Tallaght Historical Society. Venue: County Library, Tallaght. 7pm. Free.

Tuesday 12 November: Life on a Landed Estate: The Longfields and their Neighbours, with Jane Haytor Hames. Host: Cloyne Literary & Historical Society. Venue: Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry, Co Cork 8pm. Light refreshments served. Admission €8 to members and non-members. Pay on door; no booking required. More info: tel Caitriona 087-2254164.

Tuesday 12 November: The Great War including the Battle of the Somme, with David Gourley. Host: North of Ireland FHS, Lisburn Branch. The Bridge Community Centre, Railway Street, Lisburn. 7:30pm. Details.

Wednesday 13 November: The Midlands and the American Civil War, with Damien Shiels. Host: Old Athlone Society. Venue: Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath. 8pm.

Wednesday 13 November: William Martin Murphy and the Lockout, with Thomas J Morrisey. Host: Knocklyon Historical Society. Venue: Iona Ceentre, Knocklyon, Co Dublin. 7:45pm. €4.

Wednesday 13 November: The 18th-century headstones of Co. Wicklow, with Christian Corlett. Venue: Court House, Avoca, Co. Wicklow. 8pm.

Thursday 14 November: Mount Stewart and the Wider World: Exploring the Londonderry Family Papers. PRONI, Belfast. A workshop to highlight the potential of the collection for family and local historians, academics, authors and film makers. Free. 1.30-4.30pm. Booking. If travelling by car, be aware that parking will not be available at the Odyssey Arena; use Titanic, Metropolitan College or Queen's Road car parks.

Thursday 14 November: Using Ancestry, A workshop with the North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast Branch. Venue: Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7:30pm. Details.

Thursday 14 November: Irishness in Glasgow, 1848-61: ‘Catholic’ public elites and Ribbonism, with Dr Terry McBridge. Part of the 5th Annual Irish in Britain Seminar Series. Venue: Room TM1-38, London Metropolitan University, Tower Building, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB. Free to all, but booking required. 6.30-8pm.

Thursday 14 November: Irish Heritage Panel Discussion: A practitioner’s perspective, with Brigid Barry, Pat Cooke, Sarah Gearty, Liam Mannix, and Dr. Pauline Garvey. Dept of Geography Seminar Series. Venue: Rocque Lab, Rhetoric, South Campus, NUI Maynooth, Co Kildare. 4:15 - 5:30pm.

Friday 15 November: What's in a Name? The story of local place names, with Ian Wilson. Part of the St Patrick's Centre Autumn Lecture Series: 'What’s in a Name? An Exploration of Local Placenames and Family Names'. Venue: St Patrick's Centre, 53A Market Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down BT30 6LZ. Enquiries: 00 44+ (0)28 4461 9000. 7:30pm. Tea and coffee served. Free admission.

Saturday 16 November: Who do you think you were? Researching your Family History – a Guide for Beginners, with Dr William Roulston. Part of the St Patrick's Centre Autumn Lecture Series: 'What’s in a Name? An Exploration of Local Placenames and Family Names'. Venue: St Patrick's Centre, 53A Market Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down BT30 6LZ. Enquiries: 00 44+ (0)28 4461 9000. 10am–12pm. £5. Booking essential.

Saturday 16 November: Police memorabilia event. Garda Historical Society, Castle Rooms, Upper Castle Yard, Dublin Castle. 10am to 6pm. Bring historical police photos, documents, artefacts, memorabilia and any items of interest along. GHS will have facility to photograph/scan the items to ensure they are recorded and immediately returned.

Saturday 16 November: Blood, battles and burial in the Viking Age. A seminar hosted by Dublinia. Venue: Dublin City Council, Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8. Starts at 9.30am. No booking or registration required. Free.

Saturday 16 November: Fermanagh Family History Fair. WW1 theme. Venue: Lisgoole Suite, Killyhevlin Hotel, Dublin Road, Enniskillen BT74 6RW. 11am–4pm. The First World War and its impact in West Ulster, with Richard Doherty.

Saturday 16 November: Readin’, Writin’, Aritmatick and Frackshins: Primary Education in Early 19th Century Ireland, with Dr Gillian O'Brien. Part of the Dublin Book Festival. Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. 6:30pm–8pm. Free. All Welcome.

Saturday 16 November: The Irish Citizen Army – Green Bolsheviks or Red Fenians? A seminar to mark the centenary of the founding of the Irish Citizen Army. Venue: Palatine Room, Collins Barracks, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. 11am–4pm. Free.  Details.