Monday 24 October 2016

Irish genealogy, history/heritage events, 24 Oct–6 Nov

Monday 24 October: The Famine in Toomevara 1845-52, with Helen O'Brien. Host: Dunkerrin Parish History Society. Venue: Obama Plaza, Junction 23, M7, Moneygall, Co. Offaly.  8:15pm. All welcome. Members free. Non-members €5.

Wednesday 26 October: The British Army presence in Dublin, with Henry Fairbrother. Host: Old Dublin Society. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 6pm. All wlecome. Free.

Tuesday 25 October: Remembering Patriarchs and Patriots: When Kilrush Streets Had Two Names, by Eoin Shanahan. Host: Kilrush and District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 8pm. Free to members/€5 non-members. All welcome.

Wednesday 26 October: Remembering past futures: Commemoration and the roads untaken, with Dr Heather Laird. Last of the 'Reconsidering the Rising' Public Lectures series. Host: University College Cork. Venue: Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Geology & Geography Building, off Donovan Road, UCC, Cork. Free. No booking required. All welcome.

Friday 28 October: Peasants, Prostitutes, King-killers and Rebels: Northside Dublin Histories, magazine launch by Frankie Gaffney. Host: Stoneybatter & Smithfield People's History Project. Venue: Capuchin Day Centre, 29 Bow Street, Dublin 7. 7:30pm. All welcome. Event also marks start of the Street Stories Festival.

Friday 28 October: Vizzards and Collicks, a day seminar exploring Hallowe'en folklore and customs. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 (Seminar Room). 10am - 4.30pm. All welcome. Free. Details.

Saturday 29 October: Galway, from Medieval Borough to Modern City, with Paul Walsh, followed by launch of Irish Historic Towns Atlas - Galway. Venue: Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway. 2pm. Tickets are free but booking essential ( or 091-532460).

Saturday 29 October and Sunday 30 October: Street Stories Festival 2016. Lectures throughout Saturday afternoon at the Cobblestone pub (77 King St North, Dublin 7) and Generator Hostel (Smithfield Square, Dublin 7), music at Cobblestone on Saturday evening, walking tour Working Class History of Smithfield & Stoneybatter with Donal Fallon at 2pm on Sunday (outside Cobblestone). Details.

Monday 31 October: Bank holiday in Republic of Ireland. Halloween island-wide.

Tuesday 1 November: Visit to NIFHS Research Centre. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast Branch. Venue: North of Ireland Family History Society, Unit C4, 67, Valley Business Centre, Church Rd, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim BT36 7LS. 7pm. Email Branch.

Tuesday 1 November: Sisters, Surgeons and Soldiers on the Somme: 144 days of Casualty Management, with Dr Yvonne McEwen. A Decade of Centenaries event. Venue: Randalstown Library, 34 New St, Randalstown, Co Antrim, BT41 3AF 6:30pm. Booking recommended: Email - All welcome. Free.

Wednesday 2 November: The love life of Michael Collins and the Irish Civil War, with Marcus Howard. Host: Easter Rising Stories and Brent Culture Service. Venue: Willesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Road, Willesden, London NW10 2SU, UK. 6:30pm–7:45pm. Free but seating limited so booking is recommended. Register.

Wednesday 2 November: WW1 in North Antrim, with Alex Blair. A Decade of Centenaries event. Host: Portrush Library and the Ulster-Scots Agency. Venue: Portrush Libary, 12 Causeway Street, Portrush, Co Antrim BT56 8AB. 2pm–4pm. Free. All welcome. Booking recommended: 028 7082 3718.

Thursday 3 November: Delayed Opening at National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. To facilitate a staff development meeting, all NLI locations and services (including the free Genealogy Service) will be closed until 11am.

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November: Cobh Heritage Centre Open Day. Host and venue: Cobh Heritage Centre, Railway Station, Cobh, Co. Cork- Genealogy talks 11am, 1pm and 3pm, one-to-one consultations (bookable) and free exhibition admission. Details.

Saturday 5 November: Local History Day. Host and venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. From 9:45am to 4:15pm. All welcome. Free. No booking. Lecture schedule.

Saturday 5 November: The Archaeology of religion in Tipperary, with Richard O'Brien. Host & venue: Tipperary County Museum, Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. 10:30am. €5. All welcome. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.