Monday 26 March 2018

Irish genealogy and history events, 26 March to 8 April

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.

Monday 26 March: The 1798 Rebellion, with Dr David Hume. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne branch. Venue: Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ. 7:30pm. All welcome. Free.

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.

Tuesday 27 March: LDS Family Search Online, with Martin McDowell. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast branch. Venue: C S Lewis Room, Holywood Arches Library, 4-12 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

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.

Wednesday 28 March: One-to-one consultations with experienced Irish researchers in the Library. Host and venue: Genealogical Society of Victoria, Level 6, 85 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia. 10am to 4pm. Free to members. AUS$20 non-members. Need to book.

Thursday 29 March: Easter 1943 in Bray, Co Wicklow, with Jim Scannell. Host: Bray Cualann Historical Society. Venue: Ballywaltrim Library, Boghall Road, Ballymorris, Bray, Co Wicklow. Free. 11:30am. All welcome.

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 Easter Monday.

Tuesday 3 April: Bank holiday in Northern Ireland. PRONI and other repositories and libararies will be closed.

Wednesday 4 April: Ballycorus Lead Mine, with Rob Goodbody. Host: Rathmichael Historical Society. Venue: Rathmichael School Hall, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. Members free. Non-members €5.

Thursday 5 April: The Role of Women in the Irish Revolution 1916-1923, with Liz Gillis. Host: Mount Merrion Historical Society. Venue: Mount Merrion Community Centre, North Avenue, Mt Merrion, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. Non-members €4.