Monday 30 April 2018

Irish genealogy and history events, 30 April to 13 May

Monday 30 April: NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2. On-going Monday closures to facilitate extensive redevelopment of the premises. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, incl. Genealogy Advisory Service, operating as normal.

Wednesday 2 May: Disease and Hunger in Dublin in 1918, with Maeve Casserly and Ida Milne. Part of the Dublin in 1918 series. Venue: Coolock Library, Barryscourt Rd, Kilmore, Dublin 17.  6:30pm. Hosts: Near fm 90.3, Dublin Historians and Dublin City Public Libraries. Free.

Wednesday 2 May: Introduction to researching your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: UHF, Discover Ulster-Scots Centre, The Corn Exchange Buildin, 31 Gordon Street, Belfast BT1 2LG. 1:30pm to 3pm. Free. Register.

Thursday 3 May: Gen. Eoin O'Duffy - from heroics to bathos, with Maurice Manning. Host: Mount Merrion Historical Society. Venue: Community Centre, North Ave., Mount Merrion, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. 8pm. Members free. Non-members €4

Saturday 5 May: Irish records. Host: Aberdeen and NES Family History Society, Moray/Banff group. Venue: Activities Room, Elgin Library, Cooper Park, Elgin, Scotland UK, IV30 1HS. 2–4. Free. All welcome.

Saturday 5 May: Irish Genealogical Research Society's Open Day and AGM. Includes two morning lectures, a light lunch followed by the AGM (all can attend but only IGRS members can vote). Two lectures – The Irish National Folklore Collection Online – an Untapped Resource for Genealogy, with Jill Williams, FIGRS, and The Registry of Deeds and the Progress in the Online Registry of Deeds Project, with Rosalind McCutcheon, Vice-President, FIGRS. Venue: Abbey Conference Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, London SW1, UK. Details.

Saturday 5 May: Irish records. Host: Aberdeen and NES Family History Society, Moray/Banff group. Venue: Activities Room, Elgin Library, Cooper Park, Elgin, UK, IV30 1HS. 2–4. Free. All welcome.

Monday 7 May: Public Holiday in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Tuesday 8 May: Five Dynasties of Montalto, with Horace Reid. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn Branch. Venue: The Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 8 May: DNA and Irish genealogy: Where to now? with Maurice Gleeson. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: DFEi, Cumberland St, DĂșn Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. €3.

Tuesday 8 May: Sheela-na Gigs – Medieval Exhibitionist figures, with Gary Dempsey. Host: Co Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society. Venue: Percy French Hotel, Strokestown, Co Roscommon. 8pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 8 May:  Famine in Cork City, with Pat Gunne. A National Famine Commemoration Event. Host: Cork Libraries. Venue: City  Library, 61 Grand Parade, Cork City. 7pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 8 May: The history of Dungarvan, and the Grattan Square Heritage Plaques, with Willie Whelan. Host: SGC Cinema Dungarvan. Venue: SGC Dungarvan, High Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. 5pm–7pm. All welcome. Details.

Tuesday 8 May: Glendalough: the ancient church, with Frank Tracy. Host: Tallaght Historical Society. Venue: County Library, The Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24. 7pm. Free. 

Thursday 10 May: Women in WW1, with Sarah Jane Paterson and the Tonagh Ladies. Host: Western Front Association, Antrim and Down branch. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast BT3 9HQ. 6:30pm. All welcome. Free.

Thursday 10 May: 100 years of Irish women’s history, with Dr. Emma Bidwell. Host and venue: Skibbereen Library, 10 North St, Marsh, Skibbereen, Co. Cork. Free. All welcome. Booking essential: tel 028 22400 to reserve your place.

Thursday 10 May: Famine sites in Skibbereen Town, a guided walk with Philip O'Regan. A National Famine Commemoration event. Host: Skibbereen Heritage Centre. Meet at the Courthouse in North Street, Skibbereen, Co Cork, at 6:30pm. Walk finishes at Skibbereen Heritage Centre c.8pm. Free. All welcome. Booking essential: tel 028 40900 to reserve your place.

Saturday 12 May: National Famine Commemoration 2018. Official ceremony at University College Cork. Organisers University College Cork in collaboration with Cork City Council.