Monday 3 February 2014

Irish genealogy & history lectures/events 3–9 Feb

Monday 3 February: US Army's Dead Centre of Ulster, with Chris Wilson. Host: Foyle Branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Derry-Londonderry BT48 6AL. 7pm. Details.

Monday 3 February: Childhood recollections of Killyleagh, wtih Zena McAllister. Host: North of Ireland FHS. Venue: Killyleagh Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, BT30 9QF. Time: 8pm. Details.

Monday 3 February: Merchants, builders and princely mansions: Dublin’s nineteenth-century expansion, with Dr Susan Galavan. Host: Royal Society of Antiquities of Ireland. Venue: Helen Roe Theatre, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 4 February: The 'Dublins' in War and at Peace: The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive, with Dr. Mary Clark. Host: Irish Society for Archives. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144, Pearse St, Dublin. Admission Free. Wine Reception. All Welcome. Time: 6:30pm.  Lecture is preceded by the AGM of the Irish Society for Archives at 6pm.

Wednesday 5 February: Family trees - How GRONI can help them grow, with Alistair Butler. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Part of PRONI's Overlooked Archival Sources lecture series. Admission is free but you need to book by email.

Wednesday 5 February: Battle of Clontarf 1014 – Irish History and Legend, with Professor Colm Lennon. Host: Old Dublin Society. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin. 6:30pm. For details see or email.

Thursday 6 February: The National Collection of Northern Ireland publications, with Joan Crooks. Host: North of Ireland FHS Belfast Branch. Venue: Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7:30pm. Details.

Thursday 6 February: The Wreck of the Neva - Convict Ship from Cork to Botany Bay, with Cal McCarthy. Host: Blarney & District Historical Society. Venue: Scoil Mhuire Gan Sm├íl (Blarney Secondary School), Blarney, Co. Cork. 8pm. Open to all. €3.

Thursday 6 February: How commercial DNA testing can pinpoint your Galway origins, with Dr Tyrone Bowes. Venue: Galway City Museum. 7pm–8pm. Free. Phone +353 (0)91 532460 to book.

Thursday 6 February: Local emigrant stories of South Galway, with IrelandXO. Bradleys Bar, Labane, Co Galway. 8pm.

Thursday 6 February: Holy Larceny: Sacred relics and their thefts, with Professor Salvador Ryan. Venue: Johnston Central Library, Farnham Centre, Cavan Town. 7:30pm – 8:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Saturday 8 February: Surnames of County Fermanagh, with Marion Maxwell. Host: North of Ireland FHS. Venue: Enniskillen Library, Halls Lane, Enniskillen, BT74 7DR. 2:15pm. Details.

Saturday 8 February: A Journey of Remembrance 2014-2018 will launch in Cobh. It is a Cork Centenary Project to honour Irishmen and women who fought in World War 1 1914-1918. Venue: Commodore Hotel, Cobh. An Exhibition will be held from 10 am – 5pm with a formal opening and lecture at 12 noon.

Saturday 8 February: Death customs in Mayo/Burial Registers, with William Lyons. Venue: National Museum of Ireland (Country Life), Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co Mayo. 2pm. Free. No booking required.

Sunday 9 February: The Leitrim Famine rentals - a case study, with Mel Farrell. Host: The Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses – Estates. Venue: Strokestown Park House, Co Roscommon. 3pm. Free. All welcome. No booking required. Enquiries: +353 (0)71 9633013.