Wednesday 16 July 2014

Irish genealogy & history events, 16–26 July

Until Thursday 17 July: County Waterford in Days Gone By, a photographic exhibition of Great Houses, pubs, shop fronts, railways, maritime scenes, and many unidentified characters from the area. You are invited to see if you can identify anyone. Host: Waterford County Museum. Venue: Unit 7, Dungarvan Shopping Centre, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. 10am to 5pm daily. Free.

Wednesday 16 July: Street names of Limerick, with Dr Matthew Potter. Host: Limerick Council. Venue: Pop-Up Museum, Rutland Street, Limerick City. Free. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 16 July: Fieldtrip to Lisselan Estate, exploring the diverse history of the estate and its owners. Host: Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage. All welcome. 7pm. Use Lisselan Golf Course sign-posted entrance on the main Bandon-Clonakilty Road (3km from Clonakilty).

Thursday 17 July: Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf, with Donnchadh Ó Corráin. Venue: Dingle Library, Co Kerry. Free. 7:30pm

Sunday 20 July:
Georgian Day Out. Guided walking tour of City's medieval and Georgian heritage, plus lunch, tour of pop-up museum and performance. Meet at noon, outside St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City. Details and booking.

Sunday 20 July:  The travels and curious collections of Richard Pocock, Bishop of Meath, a lecture with Dr Rachel Finnegan. Host: Meath Archaeological and Historical Society. Venue: Adbraccan House, Navan, Co Meath. 2:30pm. Free. Places limited. Booking essential. To book, tel:  087 4119633.

Monday 21 July to Saturday 16 August: Wicklow's War: the First World War in County Wicklow. A free public exhibition" will be on display in Blessington Library, New Town Centre, Blessington, Co Wicklow. The National Library of Ireland's exhibition "Gallant Sons", concerning Irish men who fought in WW1 will also be on show. Opening hours.

Tuesday 22 July: Cashel Workhouse: An osteoarchaeological view of the pauper dead, with Linda Lynch. Cashel Summer Lecture Series. Venue: Cashel Library, Friar St, Cashel, Co Tipperary. 7:30pm. Free.

Wednesday 23 July: The Marquesses Conyngham: a great Irish landed family who owned vast estates in Counties Clare, Donegal and Meath, with Dr Matthew Potter. Host: Kilkee Civic Trust Summer Talks 2014. Venue: Kilkee Bay Hotel, Co Clare, at 8 pm.  Admission free.

Thursday 24 July: Ireland, Kerry and the Great War, a century on, with Kevin Myers. Host: Dingle Historical Society lectures series. Venue: Dingle Library, Green Street, Dingle, Co Kerry. 7:30pm.

Friday, 25 July: The West Kerry Experience during World War I, with Thomas F. Martin. Host: Dingle Historical Society lectures series. Venue: Dingle Library, Green Street, Dingle, Co Kerry. 7:30pm.

Friday 25 July: Great Parchment Book Day, a special event at London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0HB. Tea and coffee will be provided; bring your own lunch. Free event but need to book. 9:30am to 4:30pm. Details. Update: Fully booked but you can still get on the waiting list.

Friday 25 July: In a Time of War Kildare: 1914-1918, by James Durney. Book Launch. Guest Speaker, Frank Taafe. Venue: Naas Public Library, Harbour View, Naas, Co Kildare. 7pm. All welcome.

Saturday 26 July: The Great War Roadshow. Expert lectures throughout the afternoon. Venue: County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Noon to 5pm. Tickets €10/€8 concession. To book, call (0)1 231 2929. Details.

Saturday 26 July: The Howth Gun Running: 100 years on, a day of lectures. Host: National Museum of Ireland. Venue: Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7. Need to book. Free.