Monday 25 April 2016

Irish genealogy and history events, 25 April – 7 May

Monday 25 April: Frongoch and the birth of the IRA, with Lyn Ebenezer. Host: The Celtic League, Irish Branch. Venue: Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 7pm. All welcome.

Monday 25 April: Easter 1916 and the Irish revolution: new perspectives, with Dr Fearghal McGarry. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. All welcome and booking is not required. 7pm. Free.

Tuesday 26 April: These are queer days that we are living through: Irishwomen and everyday life in 1916, with Dr Fionnuala Walsh. Host and venue: Castletown House, Celbridge, Co Kildare. €5, includes refreshments. 7:15pm. Booking required: T (0)1 628 8252 or E 8pm. Lecture held in the Hunting Room.

Wednesday 27 April: Dublin 1916, with Pádraig Yeates. Part of the 'Dublin: One City, One Book' programme. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. All welcome. No booking. 6:30pm. Free.

Thursday 28 April: Exhibition launch – Belfast: A Changing City. Host: Ulster Architectural Heritage Society. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. This Exhibition explores the changing face of the city from 1800. 6:30pm. Continues to 27 May.

Thursday 28 April: DNA in Genealogy – A beginners view, with Brian O’Hara and Maggie Lyttle (follows AGM). Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Ballymena Branch. Venue: Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ. 7:15pm. Free. All welcome.

Friday 29 April: Revolutionary Memories, with Tomás Mac Conmara. Host: Kilrush Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 8pm. This lecture is supported by Clare County Council's Ireland 2016 Community Initiative and admission is free. All welcome.

Saturday 30 April: Finding Your Irish Ancestral Place of Origin: Building a Bridge Back From Here, with Terry Koch-Bostic (at 11am). Part of the GFLI Genealogy Event (9am to 5pm). Host: Genealogy Federation of Long Island. Venue: Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714, USA. Free. Tickets and details.

Thursday 5 May: Purdysburn Hospital: the legacy of a villa colony with Stephen Hamilton. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast branch. Venue: Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 5 May: 1916 and Partition, with Dr. Sarah Campbell. Part of the Road to the Rising lecture series hosted by Tyneside Irish Cultural Society. Venue: Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 7:30pm. All welcome. Details.

Friday 6 May: What were your family doing in 1916? Host: Eneclann/FindMyPast. Venue: Thurles Library, The Source, Cathedral St, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Noon to 4pm. Free. Talks and one-to-one consultations. Booking may be required: T 0504 29720.

Saturday 7 May: Genealogy & Famine Roads, with Charles Egan; Irish Church Records workshop, with Claire Bradley; Q&A, at the IGRS Open Day & AGM. Host: Irish Genealogical Research Society. Venue: Westminster City Archives, 10 St Ann’s Street, London SW1P 2DEA. £25 members; £30 non-members. Includes light lunch and refreshments. Details and booking.

Saturday 7 May: Great War Genealogy Day. Hosts: The Western Front Association and the Gallipoli Association. Venue: Blanchardstown Library, The Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15. 10am to 5pm.  Bookings (20 minute slots) at the library desk or  01-8905563.