Monday 7 July 2014

Irish genealogy and history events, 7–13 July

Tuesday 8 July: Passenger Lists, Censuses, & Naturalizations: The Big 3, a workshop. Venue: National Archives at Boston, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachussetts, USA. From 2pm. Free. All welcome. Need to register: T: (866) 406-2379; E:

Tuesday 8 July: Insular monasticism in the Glen of Aherlow; survey and excavations at Toureen Peakaun, Co Tipperary, with Tomas O'Carragain. Cashel Summer Lecture Series. Venue: Cashel Library, Friar St, Cashel, Co Tipperary. 7:30pm. Free.

Tuesday 8 July: Childhood in 11th-century Dublin, with Denise Keating. Second of the Living and Dying in a medieval city – Dublin in the Age of Clontarf lunchtime lecture series. Host: Friends of Medieval Dublin. Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. Time: 1:05pm to 1:45pm. Free.

Tuesday 8 July: The National Archives – current services and future developments, with Gregory O'Connor. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. 8pm. €3.

Thursday 10 July: Reading Belfast - Book Borrowing in the Nineteenth Century, with Dr Pamela Emerson. Host: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Admission is free but you need to book your place. 1pm - 2pm, Tel: 028 90 534800

Saturday 12 July: Genealogy Workshop – practical tips, with Mayo Genealogy Group. Venue: National Museum of Ireland, Country Life, Turlough, Castlebar, Co Mayo. 11am–1pm. Free. Non-members welcome. Details.

Saturday 12 July: WW1 RoadShow. Day-long programme of free events, talks, cooking demonstrations, music, theatre and family activities. Includes free genealogy advice from 10am to 4pm. Bring along your family's memorabilia for review by National Library of Ireland team (fully subscribed). Venue: Trinity College Dublin. Hosts: RTE, TCD and NLI. Download programme (pdf)

Saturday 12 July: Pinpoint Origins With DNA Testing, with Dr Tyrone Bowes. Venue: NMI-Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co Mayo. 2.00pm-3.00pm. Booking.

Sunday 13 July: National Day of Commemoration to honour all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations:
DUBLIN: Royal Hospital Kilmainham, commencing at 10:30 am. Members of the public need to be in place by 10:15am latest.
CORK: Fitzgerald’s Park, Mardyke, 11:00am
GALWAY: The Quadrangle, National University of Ireland, University Road, 11:00am
KILKENNY: Kilkenny Castle, 11:00am
LIMERICK: Limerick City & Council, City Hall, Merchants Quay, 10:30am
SLIGO: Sligo Borough Council, City Hall, Quay Street, 11:30am
WATERFORD: John Condon Memorial, Cathedral Square, 11:30am