Monday 4 January 2016

Irish genealogy and history events, 4–17 January 2016

Most organisations and local societies haven't yet published their 2016 lecture programmes, so the first events lists of the year is short. I'll update the list below as I learn of more scheduled lectures.

Monday 4 January: The Border Reivers, with Laura Spence. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Killyeleagh Branch. Venue: Killyleagh Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh Co Down. BT30 9QF. 8pm. All welcome.

Thursday 7 January: Education records for the family historian, with Valerie Adams. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast Branch. Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7:30pm.

Friday 8 January: Robert the Bruce's Irish wars, with Professor Seán Duffy. Host: Military History Society of Ireland. Venue: Griffith College, S. Circular Road, Dublin 8. 8pm. Non-members welcome.

Saturday 9 January: Indirect Evidence, with Tom Rice, CG. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library, 1185 Concord St N, S St Paul, Minnesota, MN 55075. USA. $15 to members/$20 to non-members. 10:30am to Noon. Register.

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.