Monday 31 March 2014

Irish genealogy and history events, 31 March – 6 April

Monday 31 March: The Shamrock Fund in the First World War, with Brian White. Host: Clondalkin History Society. Venue: Áras Chrónáin, Watery Lane, Clondalkin. 8pm.

Tuesday 1 April: That field of glory – Historical and antiquarian perspectives on the Battle of Clontarf, with Dr Colm Lennon. Host: Dublin City Library & Archive. Venue: Council Chamber, Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2. 1:10pm to 1:50pm. Free. All welcome. No booking required.

Tuesday 1 April: Cootehill and the Great War, with Hugh O'Brien. The second of three lectures about the local area's response to WW1. Venue: Cootehill Library, Bridge St, Cootehill, Co Cavan. 7pm. Free, but booking advised as places are limited. Tel: (0)49 555 9873.

Tuesday 1 April: The craft guilds system, with Dermot Cranny. Host: Kilmacanogue History Society. Venue: Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Co Wicklow. 8:30pm. Entry €2 members; €3 non-members. All welcome.

Wednesday 2 April: Ulster and Irish voices from the American Civil War, with Brett Irwin. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Time: 1–2pm. Admission is FREE but booking is essential. Email to reserve your place.

Wednesday 2 April: Cumann na mBan - A Centenary Commemoration, with Cal McCarthy. Venue: Council Chambers, Cork County Council, County Hall, Cork. 3–4pm. All welcome. Free.

Wednesday 2 April: In the steps of St Finbarre: Journeys along the River Lee, with Kieran McCarthy. Host: Cork South Parish Historical Society. Venue: St John's College, Sawmill Street, Cork. 7:30pm. All welcome. €2 to non-members.

Wednesday 2 April: Massacre in West Cork - the Dunmanway and Ballygroman Killings, with Barry Keane. Final lecture of the Kilmurry Historical & Archaeological Association's Spring lecture series. Venue: Kilmurry School, Kilmurry, Lissarda, Co. Cork. 8pm.

Thursday 3 April: ' nothing has moved her in living memory': mourning and burying Michael Collins, with Dr Anne Dolan. Host: TCD. Venue: Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin. 7pm. Tickets €10. Tel: +353 (0)1 882 6550.

Friday 4 April to Saturday 5 April: Women’s History Association of Ireland annual conference. This year's theme is the history of Cumann na mBan. Venue: National Museum of Ireland, Collins’ Barracks, Dublin. Programme. Free but pre-registration advised.

Friday 4 April: The Cork IRA and the Irish Revolution 1916–1923, with Andy Bielenberg of UCC. Host: Keough Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. Venue: University of Notre Dame, 422 Flanner Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA. 3pm. Details.

Saturday 5 April: Irish Family History Society's Spring Meeting & AGM. Lecture 2:15pm – Poverty to Posterity: James Hack Tuke and the Family Assisted Emigration Schemes to North America in the 1880s, with Dr. Gerard Moran. 3:15pm – Postcards from the edge of war, with Carmel Gilbride. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse St, Dublin 2. AGM at 11am, open to members only. Lectures free and open to all.

Sunday 6 April: 'Thou shalt not kill'. Murder in pre-famine Ireland: the case of Robert Rickerby 1817, with Fidelma Byrne. Host Strokestown Lecture Series. Venue: Strokestown Park House, Co Roscommon. Free. 3pm. Enquiries, tel: 353 (0)71 9633013.