Monday 19 March 2018

Irish genealogy and history events, 19 March - 2 April

Monday 19 March: Public Holiday for St Patrick's Day, across the island.

Tuesday 20 March: Horse racing in County Tipperary, with Dr Pat Bracken. Host: Tipperary People & Places Lecture Series. Venue: Tipperary Studies, The Source, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co Tipperary. 7:30pm. Admission free. Tea served. All welcome. More details

Tuesday 20 March: Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors, with Gillian Hunt and Fintan Mullan of the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii, the Friends’ of St Patrick and the Hawaii State Public Library System. Venue: Von Holt Room, St Andrew’s Cathedral, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI, USA. 9am to 4pm. Details (click on Celtic Calendar).

Wednesday 21 March: The Acheson family, with Rev John Faris. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Armagh branch. Venue: Bleary Community Centre, 1 Deans Road, Bleary, Craigavon, Co Armagh, BT66 7AS. 7:30pm. All welcome. Free.

Wednesday 21 March: Researching a Killaloe Family's History, a case study, with Roz McCutcheon FIGRS. Host: Killaloe-Ballina Local History Society. Venue: Wood and Bell Cafe, Main St, Shantraud, Killaloe, Co. Clare. 7pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 21 March: Old Lanes & Streets of Carlow, with Dan Carbery/Paul Lyons and Pat O'Neill. Host: Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. Venue: Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Rd, Graigue, Carlow Town. 8pm.

Wednesday 21 March: Ulstermen at St Quentin, with Nigel Henderson. Last of the Memories and memorialisation series of talks. Host and venue: PRONI, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9HQ. Free. 1-2pm. All welcome. Need to register.

Thursday 22 March:  The 1718 Emigration from East Londonderry to New England, with Alison McCaughan. The talk is at 8pm, following the AGM, which starts at 7:15. Host: Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland. Venue: 267 Antrim Rd, Glengormley, Newtownabbey BT36 7QN.
The talk is at 8pm, following the AGM, which starts at 7:15. All welcome.

Thursday 22 March: Researching around adoption and using DNA resources, with Seán T Traynor. 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.

Thursday 22 March: Local and Family History seminar. Four illustrated talks: The rise and fall of the Timy family; The life and times of Thomas Walsh, 1916'er & trade unionist; Cork Surnames; Terence MacSwiney. Part of the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival. Host and venue: Cork City & County Archives, 32 Great William O'Brien Street, Cork. 11am to 4pm. Free. Booking essential; email Cancelled.

Friday 23 March: The Reading Room of the National Archives of Ireland will be closed until 2pm.

Friday 23 March: Surveying Heritage: A landscape archaeology of the Ordnance Survey in Ireland, with Keith Lilley. Part of the National Monuments and Buildings Record NI lecture series. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm–2pm. Free. No booking required.

Friday 23 March: The Great Famine in Edenderry through the eyes of Dr Richard Grattan of Drummin House, Carbury, with Ciaran Reilly. Host: Edenderry Historical Society. Venue: The Parish Centre, Edenderry, Co Offaly. 8pm. All welcome.

Saturday 24 March: Bridging the Past & Future – Family History Conference. Host: Cork Genealogical Society. Venue: Silverspring's Clayton Hotel, Cork. Cost for conference and light lunch: €25pp. All welcome. Details. Registration 9am.

Saturday 24 March: Enniskillen Workhouse, with Dr Desmond McCabe. Host: Fermanagh Genealogy Centre. Venue: Enniskillen Library, Halls Lane, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. 1:30pm refreshments, followed by short members' meeting. Talk starts 2:15pm. All welcome. Members free. Non-members £4/£3.

Saturday 24 March: Finding Ship Records for Irish Ancestors, with Mary Wickersham. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Ave N, St Paul, WN, USA. 10:30am. IGSI members $15. Non-members $20. Details and registration.

Saturday 24 March: Genealogy workshop, with Lynn Brady. Host and venue: Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11. 2pm. €10. Booking essential. Details.

Sunday 25 March: Free genealogy help session. Host and venue: Library of the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630, USA. From 1pm to 4pm. Free. All welcome. Last Sunday of the month.

Monday 26 March:NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. On-going Monday closures are to facilitate extensive redevelopment of the premises. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service operating as normal.

Tuesday 27 March: The pageantry of popular nationalism: Lady Day celebrations in Ulster, 1872-1914, with Kyle Hughes. Host: Modern Irish History Seminar Series 2018 - Religion and Identity, University of Edinburgh. Venue: The Old Medical School – Room G.13, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, UK. All welcome. 6pm.

Tuesday 27 March: The sinking of the RMS Leinster: The County Clare connections, with Philip Lecane. Host: Kilrush and District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 8–9pm. All welcome. Members free. Non-members €5.

Tuesday 27 March: Landed Estate Papers, with Dr William Roulston. Host: Nort of Ireland Family History Society, Coleraine Branch. Venue: Guide Hall, Terrace Row, Coleraine, Co Londonderry. 8pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 27 March: Relief and the Public Work Schemes in Tullyvin/Drung, Co Cavan during the Great Famine, with Dr Ciaran Reilly. Host: Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne. Venue: Cootehill Library, Bridge Street, Drumaveil North, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. 7pm. Booking essential. Tel: 049 5559873.

Wednesday 28 March: Practical Workshop – Using family and local history resources online. Host and venue: PRONI, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Titanic Quarter, Belfast. 11am to 1pm. Free but you need to register.

Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April: Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Sunday. In Republic of Ireland, National Library, National Archives, and all local archives and libraries are closed across the Easter weekend. Exception - NLI Exhibitions open on Monday 2nd April only. In Northern Ireland, PRONI in Belfast will be open on Good Friday, but closed Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd April.