Tuesday 22 April 2014

Irish genealogy/history lectures & events, 22–27 April

Tuesday 22 April: Commemorating Clontarf in 1914: The Clancy Chain and the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement, with Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe. 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 22 April: Dual Lecture - Kerry Famine Girls, with Kay Caball, and Mapping the Great Famine in Kerry, with Michael Murphy. Host: Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society. Venue: Tralee Library. 7:30pm. All are welcome. http://www.kerryhistory.ie/

Wednesday 23 April: Radical Metropolis, Dublin Before the Revolution, with Roy Foster profiling the generation of 1890–1920. Little Museum of Dublin, St Stephen's Green, Dublin. Book €. 7pm

Wednesday 23 April: Good Friday 1014: researching the facts a millennium later, with Dr Darren McGettigan. Part of the Battle of Clontarf commemoration series of lectures hosted by Clontarf Historical Society and Raheny Family & 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.

Wednesday 23 April: Experiences of the Poor and Excluded, with Glynn Kelso. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Time: 1–2pm. Admission is free but booking is essential.

Thursday 24 April: Sir William Wilde, Dublin Surgeon and father of Oscar, with Dr Fergus O'Connor. First of a new season of Irish history talks at the IWHC. Venue: Irish World Heritage Centre, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, UK. 7:30pm–9pm. £5. Buy tickets.

Thursday 24 April: Emigration of Irish women and girls to Australia in the 1830s and 1840s, with Dr Liz Rushen and Dr Perry McIntyre. Host: Keith Cameron Chair of Australian History at UCD. Venue: Boston College Ireland, 42 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. 6pm. All welcome. No need to book. Free.

Thursday 24 April: Washington's Irish, a performance of music and stories of the Irish men and women who took part in America's Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Venue: Linen Hall Library, Belfast. 6pm. £8. Tickets.

Friday April 25: The Battle of Clontarf 1014, with Dr Darren McGettigan. Host: Military History Society of Ireland. Venue: Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Time: 8pm. Non-members very welcome.

Friday 25 to Sunday 27 April: Beyond the Grave, a three-day conference eploring the social and physical acts surrounding death and burials in both modern and ancient Ireland. A Limerick 2014 City of Culture event. Booking essential.

Saturday 26 April:To Crown a King, a Brian Boru Commemorative Event. Day of lectures, €25, optional dinner €30. Venue: Brú Ború Cultural Centre, Cashel. Lecture programme.

Saturday 26 April: The 100th anniversary of Cumann na mBan, with Dr Mary McAuliffe. Host: Stonybatter & Smithfield People's History Project. Venue: Cobblestone Pub, Smithfield, Dublin. 4:30pm. Free.

Saturday 26 April: Getting Started with Irish Genealogy Research, a workshop for beginners with Miles Davenport. Venue: McClelland Irish Library, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. 11am to 1pm. Costs $10 for members and $15 for the general public. To register, call 602-864-2351 or email info@azirishlibrary.org for more information.

Saturday 26 April: Sources for Irish family history, with Jim Ryan of Flyleaf Press at 3:10pm. Conference (£32) and Family History Fair (£2) of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies. Venue: Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline, Scotland. Flyleaf Press will also have a book-stall at the event. Conference programme.