Monday 17 February 2014

Irish genealogy and history events 17–22 February

Monday 17 February: Life in Ballyrickardbeg 1830-1900 – Through the eyes of my ancestors, with Linda Hooke. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club- 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne BT40 1DZ Co Antrim. 7:30pm.

Monday 17 February: Military Archives, with Commandant Padraic Kennedy. Host: Ormomnd Historical Society. Venue: Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. 8.30pm. €5 for non-members.

Monday 17 February: Living the Dream – life in Offaly's medieval castles, with Caimin O’Brien. Host: Offaly Historical & Archaeological Society. Venue: Bury Quay, Tullamore, Co Offaly. 8pm – 10pm. €2 members/€5 non-members. Details.

Monday 17 February: The Black & Tans, with Sean Hogan. Host: Bir Historical Society. Venue: Resource Centre in Costcutter Car Park, Birr, Co Offaly. 8:15pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 18 February: Patrick Cleburne, Hero of the American Civil War, an illustrated lecture by Orla Murphy. Host: Muskerry Local History Club. Venue: Ballincollig Rugby Club, Ballincollig, Co. Cork. €3. 8pm.

Tuesday 18 February: The Irish Republic 1964–2014: What the hell happened and why? with Dr Diarmuid Ferriter. Venue: Granary Library, Michael Street, Limerick City. A Limerick City of Culture 2014 event. All welcome. 8pm. Free. Booking required, tel: 00 353 (0)61 496526 or email.

Wednesday 19 February: The Carpet Factory in Abbeyleix, with Mairead Johnson. Host: Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. Venue: Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow. 8pm.

Wednesday 19 February: Understanding an Ancestor's Neighbourhood - The Griffith's Valuation Books, Maps, and Revision Books, with Dr Bill McAfee. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Part of PRONI's Overlooked Archival Sources lecture series. 1–2pm. Admission is free but you need to book by email.

Wednesday 19 February: Women in the American Civil War, an Irish angle, with Aidan O'Hara. Host: Carrick on Shannon and district historical society. Venue: Bush Hotel, Main St, Carrick on Shannon. €5. Members free. 8:30pm.

Thursday 20 February: Education in Wicklow: From Parish Schools to National Schools, with Michael Seery. Host: Greystones Archaeological and History Society. Venue: The Family Centre, Holy Rosary Church, Greystones, Co Wicklow. 8:30pm.

Thursday 20 February: The Big House in Ireland – Past, present, future: Castle Leslie and others, with Dr Terence Dooley. Host: Friends of Monaghan County Museum. Venue: Monaghan County Museum, Hill Street, Monaghan. 8pm. Free admission. Details, tel: 353 (0) 47 82928.

Thursday 20 February: Methodist Records, with Robin Rodie. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society North Down & Ards Branch. Venue: 1st Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, Bangor, Co Down. 7:30pm.

Thursday 20 February: Administrative Divisions And Genealogical Records, with Paddy Waldron. Host: Clare Roots Society. Venue: Civic Rooms, Ennis Town Council, Drumbiggle Rd, Ennis, Co Clare. 8pm. €5.00 to Non- Members.

Thursday 20 February: Theobald Wolfe Tone's grave at Bodenstown: From long silence to milling crowds, with Dr Christopher J. Woods. Host: Trinity College Dublin and Glasnevin Trust. Venue: Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11. 7pm. Tickets €10. To book please contact the Museum call: (0)1 882 6550 or email:

Thursday 20 February to Saturday 22 February: WDYTYA?Live at Olympia, London. Europe's largest genealogy get-together. Preview.