Monday 9 June 2014

Irish genealogy and history events, 9 – 15 June

Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 June: History of Childhood in Ireland: conference. Venue: St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin. Registration fee €50 waged; €25 students/unwaged. Payable on the door. 8:30am to 6pm both days. email:

Tuesday 10 June:
Living in 11th-century Dublin, with Emer Purcell. First of the Living and dying in a medieval city: Dublin in the age of Clontarf lecture series hosted by Friends of Medieval Dublin. Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin Civic Office, Dublin 8. 1:05pm. Free. No booking required.

Tuesday 10 June:  Clans of Ireland – a case study of the O’Donnell Clan, with Francis M. O’Donnell. Host: Genelaogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland St., Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. 8pm. €3.

Tuesday 10 June: The Cooper Photographic Collection – the identification project, with PRONI staff. Venue: Stabane Library, Railway St, Strabane, County Tyrone BT82 8EF. Free. 7:00pm–8:00pm. Two presentations will be given during the evening, followed by a Q&A. (Due to popular demand, the Cooper exhibition has also returned to the Library until 1 July.)

Tuesday 10 June: Book launch – That Field of Glory, the story of Clontarf from battleground to garden suburb, by Colm Lennon. Guest Speaker: Professor Ray Gillespie. Venue: Clasac, Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3. 6pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 10 June: The story of Rebecca Clarke from Bandon, Co Cork, with Seán Bagnall. Host: Tallaght Historical Society. Venue: County Library, Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24. All welcome. Free. Starts 7:00pm.

Wednesday 11 June: The Hidden History of Protestants and the Irish Language, with Linda Ervine. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1–2pm. Free. Details and booking.

Thursday 12 June: Bulmer Hobson – Quaker nationalist, with Dr Marnie Hay. Host: Society of Friends Annual Lecture. Venue: Society of Friends Historical Library, Quaker House, Stocking Lane, Dublin 16. There will be a display of historical material from 7pm. Lecture starts at 7:30pm.

Friday 13 June: The State of Ireland, 1914, a one-day conference. Host: University of Manchester School of Arts, Languages and Culture. Venue: Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Cheetham, Manchester, M8 0AE, UK. £10 includes lunch and refreshments. Details and booking.

Saturday 14 June: Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: the road to war, a Universities Ireland public conference. Venue: Belfast City Hall. 9:30am – 5:30pm. Programme (pdf). Free but need to book ticket/register. Tickets.

Saturday 14 June: The King Killers of Pill Lane, a walking tour with Fergus Whelan. Follow in the footsteps of the protestant dissenters of Church Street in the 1798 Rebellion. Starts 12:15pm sharp, St Michan's Church, Church Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7. Ends at Frances Hutcheson plaque at the Church Bar on Jervis Street. Cost €10pp. All proceeds go towards the Street Stories festival.