Monday 14 November 2016

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 14–27 Nov

Until 25 November: 150 years of the Presbyterian Children’s Society – an exhibition. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Open during normal PRONI hours. Free. Details.

Tuesday 15 November: Attempting to heal on the hinterlands of Hell: The Great War endeavours of four Tipperary nurses, with Alice McDermott. Tipperary People and Places Lecture series. Host: Tipperary Studies. Venue: The Gallery of the Source Library, Cathedral St, Thurles, Co Tipperary. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 15 November: The Records of the Erasmus Trust Archive, with Alan Phelan. Host: Irish Genealogical Research Society. Venue: Helen Roe Theatre, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square South, Dublin 2. 18:45pm. Free. All welcome. Details

Tuesday 15 November: Irish Medical Heritage, a seminar to launch the National Archives of Ireland's Survey of Hospital Records in Ireland. Host and venue: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Free. 9am - 1pm. Details

Wednesday 16 November: Freemasonry in Carlow, with Arthur Keppel. Host: Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. Venue: Masonic Hall, Athy Road, Carlow Town. 8pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 16 November: Steelboys, Oakboys and Bad Boys: the troubled County of Armagh, 1750 to 1800, with Dr Eoin Magennis. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Free. All welcome, but need to book your place.

Wednesday 16 November: Making Sense of the Census, with Roddy Hegarty. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Armagh Branch. Venue: Bleary Community Centre, 1 Deans Road, Bleary, Craigavon, Co Armagh, BT66 8TD. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Thursday 17 November: The fortress prison - the archaeology of Victorial Spike Island, Cork, with Dr Barra O'Donnabhain. Host and Venue: National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Ceramics Room, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm to 1:45pm. All welcome. Free but need to book by email to or telephone to (0)1 648 6334.

Thursday 17 November: 1916 Galway & the Battle of the Somme – Conference. Host: Galway County Council and Loughrea Memorial Group. Venue: Loughrea Hotel & Spa, Old Galway Road, St Laurencesfields, Loughrea, Co Galway. 9:30am to 5pm. Free. Includes refreshments and lunch. Booking essential. Details.

Thursday 17 November: Local Clocks & Clocktowers, with Ian Orr. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Down and Ards Branch. Venue: 1st Bangor Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, Bangor BT20 4AG. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Saturday 19 November: Intermediate Genealogy, with Toni McKeen. Host: Irish Family History Forum. Venue: Bethpage Library. Meeting starts 10am. 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, New York, USA. Details.

Monday 21 November: 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 087 6491605 or

Monday 21 November: Church Records, with Gillian Hunt of the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne Branch. Venue: Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Monday 21 November: Using the National Library, a research workshop with Dr Emma Edwards. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 2pm. Free admission. Booking required: or 01 6030 278. Details.

Tuesday 22 November
: Quaker Records, with Noel Jenkins. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast Branch. Venue: C.S. Lewis Room, Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 22 November: Report on the newly-released Survey of Hospital Archives, with Brian Donnelly. Host and venue: National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. Free. 6pm. All welcome. No booking required.

Thursday 23 November: Book launch: Edenderry 1916 and the revolutionary era, by CiarĂ¡n Reilly. Host and venue: Edenderry Public Library, JKL St, Edenderry, Co Offaly. 7:30pm.

Thursday 24 November: Merchant sailors from Glenaan to Glenarm lost in the 1st World War, with Ian Bradley. 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. All welcome.

Saturday 26 November: Battle of the Somme Seminar, part of the Explore Your Archives Campaign 2016. Host and venue: Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 2pm–4pm in the conference room. Full programme available from Free. All welcome.