Monday 30 May 2016

Irish genealogy and history events, 30 May – 12 June

Monday 30 May: Public holiday in Northern Ireland. PRONI and all libraries closed. Reopening Tuesday.

Tuesday 31 May: The class, background and role of women in the 1916 Rebellion, with Dr Ann Matthews. 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.

Tuesday 31 May: Launch of 100 Islandmagee seamen, an exhibition. Host and venue: Gobbins Visitors Centre, Middle Road, Islandmagee, Co Antrim. Runs until 28 June.

Wednesday 1 June: 1916: Revolution & Recollection, an exhibition presenting items from Galway County Council Archives. Venue: Clifden Library, Market Street, Clifden, Co Galway. Throughout June during library opening hours. Free.

Wednesday 1 June: Shock, Shell Shock and the 1916 Rising, with Professor Brendan Kelly. Part of the Remembering 1916 lunchtime lecture series at the Ulster Museum. Venue: Lecture Theatre, Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, BT9 5AB. 1–2pm. Free. All welcome. Booking.

Friday 3 June: Irish women and the fight for Irish independence, an evening of history, poetry, music. Hosted by St Patrick's Birmingham. Venue: The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick Street, Birmingham, UK. Free. All welcome. Details.

Friday 3 June to Sunday 5 June: Genealogy on the Cutting Edge conference. Host: Ontario Genealogical Society. Venue: Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Excellent programme includes what's new in Irish research, dna, technology and the world of genealogy Details.

Monday 6 June: Public holiday in Republic of Ireland. Most libraries and archives closed. Reopening Tuesday.

Monday 6 June: The merchant seamen of Sailortown, Belfast, 1918, exhibition launch and talk with David Snook ( Host and venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Free. 1pm. Details.

Wednesday 8 June:  Mapping the Rising, with Dr John Borgonovo and Mr Charlie Roche using new maps to explore various aspects of the 1916 Easter Rising. Part of the ‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’ lecture series. Hosts: University College Cork and National Library of Ireland. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Free. All welcome. Starts 7pm. No booking required. Details.

Friday 10 June: Researching the Rising Workshop, with Dr Emma Edwards. Advice on researching the collections of theh NLI. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Suitable for anyone looking to embark on a research project or to enhance research skills in navigating the catalogue, accessing the various collections and interpreting the sources. 11am. Free. Need to book. Details.

Saturday 11 June: FindMyPast's Irish family history records, with Brian Donovan. Host: Manchester Histories Festival's Celebration Day. Venue: Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester UK. Free, but need to book tickets. 12pm to 12:45pm.

Saturday 11 June: Genealogy for advanced researchers, with Audrey Leonard, John Schade and Lois Mackin. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library, 1185 Concord St N, South St Paul, MN, USA. 10:30am. $15 IGSI members/$20 non-members. Details.