Tuesday 4 March 2014

Irish genealogy and history events to 9 March

Tuesday 4 March: Orange Order in Canada, with Professor Paul Nesbitt-Larking. Host: Institute of Irish Studies. Venue: Queen's University Belfast. Free. 1pm–2pm. Seminar Room (First Floor), IIS, 8 Fitzwilliam Street, Belfast. Tel: 028 9097 3386.

Tuesday 4 March: Winners and losers at the Battle of Clontarf, with Séan Duffy. Part of a series of lectures exploring the momentous events of 1014. Host: Royal Irish Academy. Venue: Meeting Room of the RIA, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 1pm–2pm. No booking necessary. All welcome.

Tuesday 4 March: Some lessons in Irish genealogy, with Dick O'Malley. Host: The Morris Area Genealogy Society. Venue: Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Avenue, Whippany, New Jersey.  6:30pm. Free. All welcome. Call library for details: 973 285 6930. 

Wednesday 5 March: Whiskey Worlds – Glimpses into the lives of some Cork distilling families, with Alicia St Leger. Host: Cork South Parish Historical Society. Venue: St John's College, Sawmill Street, Cork. 7:30pm. €2 non-members. All welcome.

Wednesday 5 March: How to find a place of origin for your Irish ancestor, with Lisa Dougherty. Venue: Irish American Heritage Museum, Broadway, Albany, NY. 6:30pm. Free.

Wednesday 5 March: Pilgrimage in medieval Ireland: the Cork perspective, with Dr Louise Nugent.  Host: Cork Historical and Archaeological Society. Venue:  Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork. 8pm. All welcome.

Thursday 6 March: The Struggle for Independence in Kinsale - Characters and Origins, an illustrated lecture with J. J. Hurley. Host: Venue: Blue Haven Hotel, Kinsale, Co. Cork. 8pm.

Thursday 6 March: Brian Boru & Armagh, with Séan Duffy. Host: City Chapter. Venue: Irish and Local Studies Library, 39c Abbey St, Armagh, Co. Armagh BT61 7EB. Free. 7:30pm. Details.

Thursday 6 March: Terence Bellew MacManus adn the making of the Fenian funeral, with Dr Pauric Travers. Host: TCD. Venue: Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin. 7pm. Tickets €10. To book, call Museum on +353 (0)1 882 6550 or email.

Thursday 6 March: The Battle of Crossbarry - March 1921, an illustrated lecture with Donal O' Flynn. Host: Blarney & District Historical Society. Venue: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál (Blarney Secondary School), Blarney, Co. Cork. 8pm. Free to members/€3 to non-members. All welcome. For more info: 0872153216.

Saturday 8 March: Research tips and advice from Mayo Genealogy Group (11:30am), plus talk on Wakes & Amusements (2:30pm). Free. Venue: National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough, Castlebar, Co Mayo. Details.

Saturday 8 March: National Irish Studies Conference, part of Manchester's Irish Festival. Venue: Irish World Heritage Centre, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, UK. Details.

Sunday 9 March: 'History repeats itself.' Was the Incumbered Estates Court the NAMA of the 1850s? with Jaqueline Crowley. Host Strokestown Lecture Series. Venue: Strokestown Park House, Co Roscommon. Free. 3pm. Enquiries, tel: 353 (0)71 9633013.

Sunday 9 March:
The Battle of Mount Street Bridge 1916 – A guided tour with Paul O'Brien. Dublin. Meet at 12:00 noon. Details and bookings at Dublin Battlefield Tours. €10 per person or €8.00 concession.