Monday 11 January 2016

Irish genealogy and history events, 11–23 January

Monday 11 to Monday 18 January: Dublin Fire Brigade and the 1916 Rising, an exhibition. Venue: O'Brien Institute, Dublin Fire Brigade Training Centre, Malahide Road, Marino, Dublin. 11am to 4pm, daily Monday to Friday only.

Monday 11 January: My experiences of using family tree software, with Kathleen Morrisson. HHost: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtonabbey Branch. Venue: Glengormley School, 34 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim BT36 5HP. 7pm–9pm. All welcome.

Monday 11 January: William Massey – Prime Minister of New Zealand, with Aaron Callan. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtonabbey Branch. Venue: Derry City’s Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, LondonDerry, BT48 6AL. 7pm. All welcome.

Monday 11 January: Galway in 1916—a pictorial review, with Paul Duffy, followed by AGM. Host: Galway Archaeological and Historical Society. Venue: Harbour Hotel, Dock Road, Galway. 8pm

Tuesday 12 January: The Howth gun-running, with Gerry Byrne. Host: Skerries Historical Society. Venue: Keane’s Lounge, The Bus Bar, 8 Strand Street, Skerries, Co Dublin. 8:15pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 12 January: It’s a Small World, with Syl Maguire. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn Branch. Venue: The Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT 28 1XP. 7:30pm.

Tuesday 12 January: 'In the land of the Sassenach' – Irish republican lives in interwar England, with Prof Mo Moulton. Host: University of Edinburgh Modern Irish History Seminar Series. Venue: Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, UK. 6pm. Details.

Wednesday 13 January: Women of the Revolution, with Liz Gillis. Host: Knocklyon History Society. Venue: The Iona Centre (beside St Colmcille’s Church), Idrone Avenue, Knocklyon, Co Dublin. 7:45pm. Admission: Members €3; Guests €4. All welcome.

Thursday 14 January: Social conditions in Dún Laoghaire during 1916, with Pádraig Yeates. Host: Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown 1916 Committee. Venue: The Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 7–9pm.

Thursday 14 January: The 'Separation women' of WW1, a public debate. Host: Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour & Class. Venue: Galway Mechanics Institute, Middle St, Galway. A panel of historians will disentangle the myths from the facts in relation to the separation women. Chair: Dr Sarah-Ann Buckley. Panel: Dr Fionnuala Walsh, Dr Ann Matthews, Mary Clancy and John Borgonovo. Free event. 8pm. All welcome. Details.

Thursday 14 January: WWI Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience Exhibition. Monthly (second Thursdays) public tours of the exhibition commence today. Venue: National Library of Ireland, 2/3 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. No booking required, although numbers limited. Free. 2pm.

Thursday 14 January: Tales of Enniskerry, with Brian White. Host: Enniskerry History Society. Venue: Powerscourt Arms, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. €3. 8:30pm.

Thursday 14 January: Irish Soldiers in American Civil War: New Sources, New Insights, with Damian Shiels. Host: University College Cork, School of History. Venue: Seminar Room, ‘Tyrconnell’, School of History, Perrott Ave, Cork. 4pm.

Saturday 16 January: Family History Day, with FindMyPast Ireland and Eneclann. Venue: Blanchardstown Library, The Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15. Free access to FindMyPast records; bookable one-to-one consultations, talks. 11am to 4pm. Free.  Phone to book or for details: (0)1 890 5560.

Saturday 16 January: The walking tour of Enniskillen, with Catherine Scott. Followed by AGM. Host: Fermanagh Genealogy Centre. Venue: Enniskillen Library (Upstair hall), Halls Lane, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh BT74 7DR. The AGM will follow at 1.45pm and Catherine Scott's talk on the Walking Tour of Enniskillen will follow at 2.15pm. 1:30pm–3:30pm. Talke at 2:15pm. All are welcome. Open to Members and Non-members.

Monday 18 January: From the Glens to Gallipoli, with Nigel Henderson. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne Branch. Venue: Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, Co Antrim BT40 1DZ. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 19 January: Irish Victorian mountaineers, with Declan O'Keeffe, and The diet of ordinary Irish people in ancient times, with Liam Downey. Host: Foxrock History Club. Venue: Pastoral Centre beside Foxrock RC Church, Co Dublin. 8pm. €5.

Tuesday 19 January: Irish Demesne Landscapes, with Vandra Costello. Host: Irish Georgian Society. Venue: RSAI, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. 6:30pm–7:30pm. All welcome. 6:30pm–7:30pm. Tickets: €10.00. €5 student tickets also available. Details.

Wednesday 20 January: Carlow & The Famine Girls, with Dr Elaine Byrne. Host: Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. Venue: Mount Wolesley Hotel, Tullow, Co Carlow. 8pm.

Wednesday 20 January: Resources held by the LDS Library/Navigating their website, with Joy Peden. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Armagh Branch. Venue: Town Hall, 15-17 Edward Street, Portadown, BT62 3LX.7:30pm.

Thursday 21 January: 1916 and the Great War, with Jay Winter. First of the '1916 as a Global Event' lecture series. Hosts: Royal Irish Academy and University College Dublin. Venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson St. Dublin 2. 4:30pm. Free, but booking required.

Thursday 21 January: DNA and Family History, with Martin McDowell. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn Branch. Venue: 1st Bangor Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, Bangor BT20 4AG. 7:30pm. Guests and visitors are welcome to attend (£3).

Saturday 23 January:
19th-Century Irish Genealogy Research: What’s Available and How to Use It, with Miles Davenport. A Level II/Intermediate workshop. Venue: Norton Room, McClelland Library & Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. 10:30am to 12:30pm. $15 Library/ICC Members; $20 non-members. Register.