Monday 12 December 2016

Irish genealogy and history events, 12–31 Dec

Monday 12 to Friday 16 December: Preservation Week at PRONI. There will be no document ordering service. Search Room and self-service microfilms will operate to normal hours. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast.

Tuesday 13 December: The Foundation of St Thomas's Abbey, with Marie-Therese Flanagan. Last of the Milestone of Medieval Dublin lectures 2016. Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin 8. Free. 1:05pm to 1:50pm. No need to book.

Tuesday 13 December: The evolution of the Irish harp emblem, with Stanislav Zamyatin. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Donation €3. All welcome. 8pm.

Tuesday 13 December: The Strange Case of Mr Thomas Meharry - A Melodrama, with Elizabeth Scott. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn Branch. Venue: Bridge Community Centre 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 14 December:
Victorian Malahide – Memoirs of Win McLeod, with Mary McNamara presents with music and images. Host: Malahide Historical Society. Venue: Presbyterian Church Hall, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co Dublin. 8pm. €4. Non-members welcome. Free parking in Bridge Field public car park opposite venue.

Thursday 15 December: School and Education Records, with Valerie Adams. 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.

Thursday 15 December: Research Room open for extra hours, 10:30am to 1pm. North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS), Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 7LS.

Thursday 15 December: The building trade in late medieval Ireland, with Dr Rachel Moss. Host: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. Venue: Helen Roe Theatre, Society House, 63 Merrion Square South, Dublin 2. 7:30pm.

Monday 19 December: 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 20 December: Peoples, Kings and Kingdoms, with Dr Patrick Gleeson. Part of the Tipperary People and Places Lecture series. Host: Tipperary Studies, Tipperary Libraries. Venue: Gallery of the Source Library, Thurles, Co Tipperary. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 22 December: Early closing (3:45pm) at all National Library of Ireland locations. This includes the free Genealogy Service at Kildare Street. The closure is to facilitate a staff development meeting.