Monday 24 July 2017

Irish genealogy, heritage & history, 24 July to 6 August

Tuesday 25 July: Researching your Church of Ireland ancestors with Sandra Doble MAGI. Host: National Archives of Ireland's 2017 Lecture Programme. Venue: Reading Room, National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. Free. All welcome. 6pm. No booking required.

Tuesday 25 July: Genealogical evening, with Dr Paul MacCotter. Host & venue: Franciscan Well Brewery pub, North Mall, Cork City. Introduction to Irish genealogy for beginners; family history and surname origins advice for the more advanced. 8:30pm. Free. No booking. Just turn up.

Wednesday 26 July: ‘Poet of the blackbirds’ — the life and death of Francis Ledwidge, a History Ireland Hedge School, with editor Tommy Graham, Michael O’Flanagan, Eunan O’Halpin, Miriam O’Flanagan, Robert Ballagh, Liam O’Meara. Venue: Richmond Barracks gymnasium, Inchicore, Dublin 8. Free. No booking required. 7pm.

Wednesday 26 July: Irish genealogy help session, with Lisa Walsh Dougherty. Host and venue: Paul O'Dwyer Library, Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, New York, USA. 11am to 2pm. Free. No booking required.

Wednesday 26 July: Genealogy for beginners, with Lisa Walsh Dougherty. Host and venue: Pember Library, 33 West Main Street, Granville, NY, USA. 6:30pm.

Friday 28 and Saturday 29 July: The Markievicz-Patridge Centenary Seminar. Host: Irish Labour History Society. Venues in Ballaghaderreen, Gurteen and Sligo. Full details.

Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July: West Cork History Festival. Venue: In the grounds of Rosebank, the former dower house of the Liss Ard estate, Russagh, Castletownshend Road, Skibbereen. Co Cork. Lectures, panel discussions, screening. Programme. Tickets required for individual events. Day and Weekend passes also available.

Thursday 3 August: An Introduction to Irish Genealogy Online, with PJ Smith, Kathy Robins and Lynne Puckett. Host and venue: Billings Public Library, 510 North 28th Street, Billings, Montana, USA. Free. All welcome. 6:30 pm. For more information, T: (406) 657-8258.

Friday 4 August: Thomas Ashe—martyr, musician, sportsman and Gaeilgóir, a History Ireland Hedge School. Venue: Lispole Community Hall, Garrynadur, Lispole, Co. Kerry. Panel includes Mary McAuliffe, Richard McElligott, Joe Higgins and Micheál Ó Moráin. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Saturday 5 August: Irish Names Through History,  with Jacquie Ziegler.  Host and venue: Billings Public Library, 510 North 28th Street, Billings, Montana, USA. Free. From 2:30 to 4 p.m. All welcome.  For more information, call the library on  (406) 657-8258.

Saturday 5 August: Militaria and Medal Fair. Host: Medal Society of Ireland. Venue: Knox Memorial Hall, Monkstown, Co. Dublin. 1pm-5pm. All welcome. Admission: €4/members €2.

Saturday 5 August: Roger Casement and the Irish in Islington, a historical walking tour. Hosts: Wolfe Tone Society London and London Easter 1916-1924 Centenary Committee. Meet at Tube Station, Caledonian Rd, London N7, then walking to HMP Pentonville prison and other areas of interest around South Islington associated with Irish History. Noon to 2pm, approx. Free. Details.