Monday 27 June 2016

Irish genealogy and history events, 27 June to 10 July

Monday 27 June: Family Search - Website maintenance is scheduled from 6am UTC (7am Dublin/London, 12am MDT). Site may be down for as long as 24 hours.

Tuesday 28 June May: The fall of Dublin, with Liz Gillis. 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 29 June: The RCB Library in Churchtown, Dublin, will be closed from 12:45pm. Reopening normal hours Thursday 30th.

Wednesday 29 June: DNA Workshop, with Dr Maurice Gleeson. Host: Ancestral Connections Summer School. Venue: Western Gateway Building G05, University College Cork. 2–5pm. Suitable for all levels of dna researcher. €35.00. All welcome. To book, contact Summer School Co-Ordinator: Lorna Moloney,, T: 085-8721184 / 021-4904700.

Thursday 30 June: O’Neill, Tone, Casement & ‘gallant allies in Europe’, a History Ireland Hedge School. Host: Merriman Summer School, glór, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co. Clare. History Ireland editor Tommy Graham wil be joined for a lively round table discussion with Angus Mitchell, Sylvie Kleinman, Mike Cronin and Hiram Morgan. 10am. €15. Details. Booking advised but can pay on door if spaces remain.

Thursday 30 June: 1916 Commemorative Cultural Event, with Turtle Bunbury discussing his latest book – 'The 1916 Rising - The Photographic Record' – plus music and a cocktail reception. Host: The Irish Georgian Society. Venue: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602, USA. Booking essential: E or T Michael Kerrigan at 312-961-3860. pin

Friday 1 July: A regular hell: World War Ireland and the Battle of the Somme, a themed tour of the NLI's exhibition 'World War Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience', which explores the uniquely Irish experience of the First World War with a special focus on the centenary event of the Battle of the Somme. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland (NLI), Kildare Street, Dublin 2. All welcome. 1pm. Free. Booking not required.

Friday 1 July: The Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916, with the 36th Ulster Division, a cloth model re-enactment with Col. Declan O’Carroll. Host: Donegal County Museum. Venue: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Admission free. All welcome. 7:30pm. For further information contact Donegal County Museum, 074 9124613;

Sunday 3 July: Special screening of the 1916 film 'The Battle of the Somme'. Host: Donegal County Museum in partnership with Imperial War Museums and Century Cinema. Venue: Century Cinema, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Free but need to book tickets via Century Cinema in person or telephone 074 9121976. Four tickets max per person. Not suited to under 11s. 3pm.

Wednesday 6 July: Newgrange and the Bend in the Boyne, Dr Geraldine Stout. The Hill of Tara Lecture Series. Venue: Hill of Tara Visitor Centre, Tara, Co Meath. No booking but seating is limited so come early. Free. 8pm.

Sunday 10 July: Women of the Irish Revolution. Film - Guns and Chiffon, followed by a talk - Rebel Sisters, with Dr Sonja Tiernan, plus launch of Manchester's Irish Story. Also Irish book stall, bar, tea & coffee. Hosts: Manchester Irish Film and Chorlton Irish Club. Venue: Chorlton Irish Club, Irish Association Social Club, 17 High Lane, Manchester UK, M21 9DJ. Doors open at 2pm. Entry £4.