Monday 12 June 2017

Irish genealogy and history events, 12–25 June

Monday 12 June: Hermann Görtz, a German spy in Ireland during WW2, with James Scannell. Host: Clontarf Historical Society. Venue: Resource Centre, St John the Baptist Church. Clontarf Road, Dublin 3. Admission €5. All welcome. 8:15pm.

Tuesday 13 June: Irish Family History Group, monthly meeting. Host and venue: The Core Library, Theatre Square, Homer Road, Solihull, UK, B91 3RG. 10am to Noon. All welcome to attend for free genealogy help and support.

Tuesday 13 June: How online sources helped put flesh on the bones of the Beglan family tree, with Mary Beglan. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire FE Institute, 17 Cumberland St, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. €3 donation requested.

Tuesday 13 June: Dublin housing in the 1800s, with Seán Bagnall. Host: Tallaght Historical Society. Venue: South Dublin County Library, The Square. Tallaght, Co Dublin. 7pm. Free. All welcome. No booking required.

Wednesday 14 June: Ireland's swinging sixties? – reimagining 1960s youth, with Carole Holohan. Host and Venue: Little Museum of Dublin, St Stephen's Green North, Dublin 2. Limited number of tickets on door, €15. 5:30pm. All welcome

Wednesday 14 June: Have you no homes to go to? – The evolution of the Irish pub, with Kevin Martin. Host and Venue: Little Museum of Dublin, St Stephen's Green North, Dublin 2. Limited number of tickets on door, €15. 7pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 14 June: The Way We Were, a special event celebrating Sligo's history. Venue: Hawsk Well Theatre, Temple Street, Sligo. Speakers include John McTernon, Simone Hickey and John Carton. County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Society will be on hand to discuss family history research. Tickets €10, includes light refreshments. Details and booking.

Thursday 15 June: The Easter Rising through the eyes of Protestants in Dublin, with Ian d’Alton. Host: Leixlip History Club. Venue: Leixlip Library, Captain's Hill, Newtown, Leixlip, Co. Kildare. 7:15pm. All welcome.

Thursday 16 June to Monday 19 June: Great Canadian Genealogy Summit and Ontario Genealogical Society Conference. Host: Ontario Genealogical Society. Venue: Algonquin College, Ontario, Canada. Three days of inspiring lectures, workshops, displays, and other learning opportunities, plus excursions on Thursday 15 June and Ancestry Day Monday 19th. See full programme and details.

Monday 19 June to Wednesday 21 June: The Country House Revived? The 15th Annual Historic Houses Conference. Hosts: The Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates, Maynooth University, and the Office of Public Works. Venue: Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2. Programme and details (pdf).

Tuesday 20 June: Tracing your Irish Roots, with Lorna Moloney. Host: Clans and Surnames. Venue: Hotel Mayrick, Eyre Square, Galway City. Superbly located, overlooking Eyre Square, 9:30am to 4:30pm. Book by email to or telephone 085-8721184.

Wednesday 21 June: Post-post conflict? The Contemporary Murals of Northern Ireland, with Tony Crowley. Host and venue: Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, UK, M8 0AE. Free, but need to register. All welcome. 7:30 to 9pm.

Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June: Oral Histories of Work and Leisure – conference, workshops, presentations and dinner. Host: Oral History Network Ireland. Venue: Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway City. Full programme. Registration closes on 16 July.

Saturday 24 June: Irish Genealogical Research Society at the Yorkshire Family History Show. Venue: York Racecourse, York, UK. The show includes more than 50 exhibitors (record offices, family history societies, retailers, online services, books etc) from across the geographical British Isles, plus expert talks. Admission £4.80. All welcome.