Monday 14 April 2014

Irish genealogy & history lectures/events, 14–19 April

Monday 14 April: That field of glory: historical and antiquarian perspectives on the Battle of Clontarf, with Professor Colm Lennon. 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.

Monday 14 April: Tracing your family in Limerick, with Paddy Waldron. Host: Limerick Historical Society. Venue: Room 301 Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick. 8pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 15 April:
The Riots in Marsh's Yard, Cork, by Dermot O' Donovan. Host: Muskerry Local History Society. Venue: Ballincollig Rugby Club, Ballincollig, Co. Cork. Nominal attendance fee of €3. 8:30pm.

Tuesday 15 April: The Battle of Clontarf and James Ward's Murals in Dublin's City Hall, with Dr Joseph McBrinn. 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 15 April: The structure, demise and legacy of landlordism in County Cavan, c1870–1970, with Dr Jonathan Cherry. Host: Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne. Venue: Johnston Central Library, Cavan. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 15 April: Launch of the Irish Association of Professional Historians. Venue: Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Advise attendance by email.

Tuesday 15 April: DNA, with George Gordon. Follows AGM. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Omagh Branch. Venue: Omagh Library, Dublin Road, Omagh. 7:15pm – 9:15pm.

Tuesday 15 April: The Battle of Clontarf – Fact and Fiction, with Professor Seán Duffy. Also a short talk from Moira Laffan on William Edward Hartpole Lecky – Historian and Politician. Host: Foxrock Local History Group. Venue: Foxrock Pastoral Centre (behind Church), Dublin 18. 8pm. Admission: € 4.00

Wednesday 16 April: When the war is over: John Redmond’s Home Rule Army and the early months of World War I, with Dr James McConnel. The 3rd annual T K Daniel Lecture. Host: The School of English and History, University of Ulster. Venue: Room MD007, Magee College, L/Derry. 6:30pm. All welcome. Followed by a wine reception.

Thursday 17 April: Brian Boru – the last great high king of Ireland, with Dr Catherine Swift. Host: Clare Roots Society. Venue: Civic Rooms, Ennis Town Council, Drumbiggle Road, Ennis, Co Clare. 8pm. €5 for non-members. All welcome.

Saturday 19 April: Family history Help Session, with Mike Carragher, at 10am, followed by Fact, Fiction, or Fish Tale? with Kathleen McGee at 11am. Host: Irish Family History Forum. Venue: Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, NY, 11714. Tel: (516) 931-3907.