Monday 20 March 2017

Irish genealogy and history events, 20 March–2 April

Monday 20 March: Research workshop. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne branch. Venue: Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, Co Antrim, BT40 1DZ. 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Wednesday 22 March: Right and Correct: Seven Donegal churches of Liam McCormick, with Carole Pollard MRIAI. Host: Ulster Architectural Heritage Society. Venue: The Old Museum Building, 7 College Square North, Belfast. Members £8/Non-Members £10. Includes a glass of wine. Details.

Wednesday 22 March: 1916 Easter Rising and Home Rule, with Pat Murphy. Host: The Historical Association, Nottingham branch. Venue: Bromley House Library, Angel Row, Nottingham, UK. 3pm. To book, email: enquiries@bromleyhouse. Free.

Wednesday 22 March: The history of Dún Laoghaire harbour, 1817 to present, with Cormac Lowth. Host: Dún Laoghaire District Historical Society. Venue: Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. 8pm. Entrance fee:€3. All welcome.

Wednesday 22 March: A Éire! an deór is an tibhre id’ shúil’: the Irish manuscript collection at the Royal Irish Academy, with Siobhán Fitzpatrick. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Free. All welcome!

Thursday 23 March: The memory and afterlives of the revolutionary generation in Northern Ireland, with Dr Sarah Campbell. History Lecture Series. Host and venue: Tyneside Irish Centre, 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, NE1 4SG. 7:30pm to 9pm. Free. Details.

Saturday March 25: Walking tour of an Irish neighborhood. Host: Irish Railroad Workers Museum, 920 Lemmon St, Baltimore, MD 21223, USA. Starts at Mount Clare Station. 10:30am to Noon. Free, but donations welcomed. Details.

Saturday March 25: Royalty, Resurrectionists and the Rotunda, with Maedhbh Murphy. Host: Stoneybatter & Smithfield People's History Project. Venue: The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7. 4pm–5pm. Free. All welcome.

Saturday March 25: Guided tour of St. Augustine’s church and graveyard, with Hazel Philson. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Foyle Branch. 10am – 11am. Derry City. All welcome.

Tuesday 28 March: A visit to the Somme and the Ypres Salient, with Alan Hyndman. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast branch. Venue: Holywood Arches Library, 4-12 Holywood Road, Belfast BT4 1NT. 7:30pm – 9:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 28 March: Vernacular architecture in South West Clare, with Fidelma Mullane. Host: Kilrush and District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 8pm. All welcome. Members free. Non-members €5.

Tuesday 28 March: John Hartpole - Constable of Carlow & Villain of Mullaghmast: His life and strange afterlife, with John Kelly. Host: Castledermot Local History Group. Venue: Teach Diarmada, Castledermot, Co Kildare. 8pm. All welcome. Members free. Non-members €2.

Tuesday 28 March: Adding a story to your family tree, with Mike McKeag. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Causeway Coast & Glens Branch. Venue: Guide Hall, Terrace Row, Coleraine, Co LondonDerry, BT52 1HF. 8pm – 10pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 29 March: Open genealogy consultation, with Lisa Dougherty. Host and venue: Paul O'Dwyer Library, Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 USA. 11am-2pm. Free. Book a consultation.

Thursday 30 March: A tour through Ulster’s graveyards, with Dr William Roulston. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Ballymena Branch. Venue: Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT43 5EJ. 7:15pm – 9:15pm. All welcome.

Friday 31 March and Saturday 1 April: Irish research lectures at the 2017 FxGS Spring Conference – Finding Elusive Ancestors - Tools and Techniques for the Search. Four lectures exploring search strategies, land and church records and online sources, with Donna Moughty. Venue: The Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia, USA. Lecture details. Registration ($).

Saturday 1 April: The Quakers of Tipperary, with Michael Ahern. Host & venue: Tipperary County Museum, Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. 10:30am. €5. All welcome. Seats allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday 1 April: Irish records? - They all went up in smoke . . . didn't they? An introductory workshop with Jill Williams FIGRS. Host: Scottish Genealogy Society. Venue: Scottish Genealogy Society Library, 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh,UK EH1 2JL. 10am–Noon. £10 to members/non-members. Booking essential: 0131 220 3677 or