Monday 10 March 2014

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events 10–17 March

Monday 10 March: The destruction of the Public Record Office, Dublin, on 30 June 1922, with Dr John M Regan.  Venue: Town Hall Theatre, Galway. 8pm. €3/€2 concessions. Bring your own tissues.

Monday 10 March: The Irish Language, with Linda Ervine. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtownabbey Branch. Venue: Drama Theatre, Glengormley High School, 134 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5HP 7pm. Details.

Monday 10 March: Brian Boru and his Dal Cais origins, with Dr Cathy Swift. Part of the Battle of Clontarf commemoration series of lectures hosted by Clontarf Historical Society and Raheny Heritage Society. Venue: Clasac Theatre, Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3. 8:15pm. Members free, non-members €5. Tea and coffee after lecture. Details: Kay Lonergan, +353 1-8338711.

Tuesday 11 March: Dublin City Library & Archive as a resource for the family history researcher, with Dr. Máire Kennedy. Host: Genelaogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland St., Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. 8pm. €3.

Tuesday 11 March: The loss of the FitzGerald fortune, 1903-1948, with Professor Terence Dooley. The fifth and final lecture in the Carton Winter Lecture Series Venue: Carton House, Maynooth, Co Kildare. 8pm. Light refreshments from 7:15pm. Enquires: tel (01) 6517708.

Tuesday 11 March:  Taking your Irish ancestors back over the pond, with Ruth Blair. Venue: Oakville Public Library, Central Branch Auditorium,  120 Navy Street, Oakville, Ontario, Canada. 7:00-8:30pm. Details.

Tuesday 11 March:  Irish Food Products from Ancient Times to the Medieval Period, with Dr. Liam Downe. Host: Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society. Venue:  Tralee Library. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 12 March:St. Patrick’s Day & the Irish in England: History, Identity & Belonging, with Marc Scully. 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 12 March: Irish genealogy 101, with Lisa Dougherty. Venue: Irish American Heritage Museum, Broadway, Albany, NY. 6:30pm. Free.

Wednesday 12 March: Constance de Markievicz: Fact and Fiction, with Dr Ann Matthews. Host: United Left People First. Venue: Glasshouse Hotel, Swan Point, Sligo. 8pm. Free.

Wednesday 12 March: What do Irish place names Ahoghill, Annahorish or Cullybackey really mean?, with Mary Delargy discussing Irish place names, where they come from and how the Irish language affects the way we speak English. Part of the Irish Language Week of events at the LinenHall Library, 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GB. 1pm. Performance area. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 13 March: Education in Wicklow from parish schools to national schools, with Michael Seery. Host: Enniskerry History Society. Venue: Powerscourt Arms Hotel, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. 8:30pm. All welcome. €3.

Thursday 13 March: Robert Tressell, Dubliner: author of ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’
with Bryan MacMahon. Host Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society. Venue: Function Room, Glenalbyn, Kilmacud GAA Club, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. 8pm.  €3. Visitors welcome.

Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 March: Family History Event – talks and one-to-one consultations. Host: The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI) and the Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS). Venue: The Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester, UK. Details.

Friday 14 March: Military Service Pensions for veterans of the Irish Revolution, with Dr Marie Coleman. Host: Military History Society of Ireland. Venue: Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Time: 8pm. Non-members very welcome.

Friday 14 and Saturday 15 March: Family History Conference, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Cork Genealogy Society. Local and nationally acclaimed speakers. Venue: Silver Springs Moran Hotel, Cork. Costs: €30, plus €35 for Saturday Dinner (optional). Details.

Saturday 15 March: Genealogy Day in Limerick. A major event in the City of Culture programme, Genealogy Day will see local, regional and national organisations ready to help family historians with free advice and guidance. Original registers of local churches will also be available for consultation. Venue: Christ Church, O'Connell Street, Limerick City. Details.

Monday 17 March: St Patrick's Day! Bank holiday in Ireland and Northern Ireland.