Monday 24 February 2014

Irish genealogy & history events to end of February

Monday 24 February: 'Pledged as a rebel’, an exploration of Cumann na mBan’s role in the Irish War of Independence, with Tomás Mac Conmara. Host: North Clare Historical Society. Venue: The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co Clare. Time: 8pm. Admission: €5. Tel: 087 292 54 87.

Tuesday 25 February: The Future of the Landed Estate in the 21st Century, with Professor Christopher Ridgway. Part of the Carton Lecture Series. 8pm. Venue: Carton House, Maynooth, Co Kildare. Booking:  Email or Tel: +353 (0)1 6517708.

Tuesday 25 February: The Vikings in Ireland: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, with Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, MRIA. Venue: Meeting Room of the Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 1–2pm. Free. All welcome. No need to book.

Tuesday 25 February: Lord Norbury, 'The Hanging Judge', with John Flannery. Host: Kilrush District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 8pm. €5 for non-members.

Wednesday 26 February 2014: Xenis and the Lost Heiress of Seskinore: true stories from the archives, with Marion Molloy. Host: PRONI. Venue: Linenhall Library, Belfast. Free. 1pm. Booking is essential.

Wednesday 26 February: The Home Rule Crisis and the First World War, with Pat Murphy of Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row, Nottingham NG1 2DH, UK. 7.30pm-9.00pm. Tickets: £3 on the door. Refreshments included. Tel: 0115 8373097.

Wednesday 26 February: Ireland in the 18th Century: from the Penal Laws to the 1798 Rebellion, with Dr William Roulston at 8pm, followed by Montalto and the Battle of Ballynahinch, with Horace Reid. Venue: Iveagh Cinema, Banbridge, Co Down. Free.

Thursday 27 February: Tracing your ancestors, a workshop with Mario Corrigan. Venue: Leixlip Library, Leixlip Co. Kildare 7pm. Free. Early booking is essential, by email or tel: 01 6060050. Part of the Aontas Adult Learners Festival.

Thursday 27 February: Charles Gavan Duffy's Monaghan Years and the Museum collection, with Aidan Walsh. Host: Friends of Monaghan County Museum. Venue: Monaghan County Museum, Hill Street, Monaghan. 8pm. Free admission. Details, tel: 353 (0) 47 82928.

Thursday 27 February: PRONI's resources workshop. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 6–8pm. Free but you need to register in advance.

Thursday 27 February: The Secret Listeners of Gilnahirk, with George Busby. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Ballymena Branch. Venue: Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre, 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ. 7:15pm.

Thursday 27 February: A history of Cavan Town and its people, a lecture with Michael Swords and JJ O'Reilly. Host: Cavan County Museum in association with Townspeople, an exhibition of photographs by Dermot Walsh. Venue Cavan County Museum, Virginia Road, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan. 8pm.

Thursday 27 February: Book launch – A History of the Medieval Diocese of Cloyne, by Paul MacCotter. Speakers to include Prof. Donnchadh O Corrain of UCC and Bishop Crean of Cloyne. Venue: Mallow Parish Centre, 27 Bank Place, Mallow, Co Cork. 7:30pm. All welcome. Details.