Monday 18 July 2016

Irish genealogy & history events, 18–31 July

Monday 18 July: Genealogy information sessions, with Margaret Bonar and Elizabeth Craven. Morning and afternoon sessions. Morning venue: Raheny Library, Howth Rd, Dublin 5 from 10:30am to 11:45am. Afternoon venue: Donaghmede library, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Dublin 13 from 2:30pm to 4pm. Free. Bookings to 085 1444883 or

Tuesday 19 July: History Ireland Hedge School: Battle of the Somme. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. History Ireland editor Tommy Graham and panel discuss the WW1 battle. All welcome. 7pm. Booking not required.

Wednesday 20 July: National Archives of Scotland, Ireland & Wales online. Host: Genealogical Society of Victoria. Venue: Level B1 257 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000, Australia. Members free/Non-members $20. 1:30–2:30pm. Need to book.

Thursday 21 July: Delayed opening. All areas of National Library of Ireland in Dublin, including the free Genealogy Service, will not open until 11am.

Saturday 23 July: Tracing Irish Ancestors - for Intermediate-Advanced Researchers, with Roz McCutcheon FIGRS and Jill Williams FIGRS. Host and Venue: Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1, UK. 10:30 to 5pm. Fee. Fully booked.

Sunday 24 July: Dublin's deadliest place & Bully's Acre & a guided tour with Paul O'Brien. Host: Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Venue: Grounds of the Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8. 2pm. Numbers limited. Booking essential. E: T: 087 1169347.

Tuesday 26 July: 1916 and the Big House: a Kildare perspective, with Dr Ciaran Reilly. 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 26 July: Mná - 25 years of searching - lessons & leads, with Sinead McCool, first of this year's NLI Genealogy at lunchtime lecture series. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Free. 1pm. All welcome, booking not required.

Thursday 28 July: The lonely sea and sky - the rescue of 168 German sailors in December 1943 by the MV Kerlogue, a tiny ship from Wexford, with Dermot Bolger

Thursday 28 July to Saturday 30 July: Waterford County Museum Book Sale. Venue: Dan McCarthy's Shop, Friary Street, Waterford. 9am to 9pm every day. Wide range of books including novels, gardening, cookery, medical to sports and history.

Thursday 28 July to Monday 1 August: 5th Annual Spirit of Mother Jones Summer School and Festival takes place in various venue in Shandon, Cork City. Includes a mix of lectures, talks, discussions, music, singing and films. All events are free and there is no need to book, however some talks fill up very quickly so be on time to guarantee a seat. Details.