Monday 2 December 2013

Irish genealogy and history events to open December

Tuesday 3 December: Tales from a Country Churchyard and what they tell us about 19th cenutry society,  with Judy Cameron. Host: Kilmacanogue History Society. Venue: Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Co Wicklow. 8:30pm. All welcome. Admission: Members €2; non-members €3.

Tuesday 3 December:
The Irish Life and Lore project, with Maurice O'Keefe. Venue: Tullamore Library, O'Connor Square, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Phone: 057 93 46832 6:30pm. Free.

Tuesday 3 December: RTE Document Archives, a lecture with Tina Byrne. Host: Irish Society for Archives. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 6:30pm. Wine Reception at 6pm. Admission free. All welcome.

Wednesday 4 December: Forgetting Ireland's Sites of Independence? Archaeology and the Irish revolution, 1916-23: lost opportunities, with Damiel Shiels. Host: Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminars. Venue: Neill Hoey Seminar Room, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College Dublin. 4pm–5pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 4 December: Workhouse records at PRONI, with Ann McVeigh. Venue: Heritage Gallery, Downpatrick Library, Market Street, Downpatrick, Co Down BT30 6LZ. 1pm. Free. Booking essential. Tel: 028 4461 2895.

Thursday 5 December: Escaping the Famine? Skeletal evidence of health of Irish migrants in mid-19th century London, with Natasha Powers. Last of the 5th Annual Irish in Britain Seminar series. Host: Irish Studies Centre. Venue: Room TM1-38, London Metropolitan University, Tower Building, 166-220, Holloway Road, London N7 8DB. 6:30pm to 8pm. Refreshments provided.  Free, but booking required. More information.

Friday 6 December: Memories of Christmas Past: A nostalgic look at Christmas via the Digital Film Archive (1897-2000). Venue: Killyleagh Library,52 High Street, Killyleagh, Co Down BT30 9QF. 1:00pm–1:45pm. Free. Booking advised. Tel: 028 4482 8407.

Saturday 7 December: They Have Rights Who dare Maintain Them, an exhibition and two talks on the formation of the Irish Volunteers, with Gerry White and others. Part of the History to Blame programme. Talks: They Have Rights Who Dare Maintain Them – The formation of the Irish Volunteers, and Baptised in Blood – The formation of the Cork Brigade of Irish Volunteers. From 11am to 4pm. City Library, Grand Parade, Cork. Free.