Monday, 16 April 2018

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 16-29 April

Monday 16 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.

Tuesday 17 April: Family Finder 3, with Martin McDowell, a course over 3 consecutive Tuesday evenings (being repeated due to demand). Host: North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: Honneyman Room, NIFHS Research Centre, Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 7LS. Fee: £15. 7–9pm. To enrol, email Education@NIFHS.org.

Wednesday 18 April: Charles Reynolds of Mohill and the Irish Clerical Revolt Against Henry VIII, with Noel McLoughlin. Host: Carrick-on-Shannon & District Historical Society. Venue: Bush Hotel, Main St, Townparks, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. 8.30pm. All welcome. Members free. Non-members €5.

Wednesday 18 April: National Library of Ireland's Genealogy Advisory Service will operate on a self-service basis from 2pm to 5pm due to staff training. Service is free. All welcome. Mezzanine Floor, NLI, Kildare St, Dublin 2.

Wednesday 18 April: The Lost Colony – Carlow's Huguenot Heritage, with John Kelly. Host: Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. Venue: St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Church St, Graigue, Carlow Town. 8pm. All welcome. Free.

Thursday 19 April: Beyond the Boundary Commission: Partitioned Identities in Modern Ireland, with Professor Timothy G. McMahon. Host: Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 7-8pm. Free but need to register.

Thursday 19 April: Killann and the parishes of East Cavan, 1400–1800, with Fr Liam Kelly. Host: Bailieborough Heritage Society. Venue: Bailieborough Library, Market Square, Bailieborough, Co Cavan. Refreshments served. All welcome. Free. 7:30pm.

Saturday 21 April: The Irish Famine Eviction Project, with Ciar├ín Reilly. Host: Irish Genealogical Research Society, Ireland branch. Venue: DCL&A, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Follows AGM (2pm – c2:30pm). All welcome. Free.

Saturday 21 April: Irish Genealogy Virtual Conference. Five lectures. Host: Genealogy Tours of Scotland. Venue: Online. Starts 9am Canadian Eastern Time (2pm IE and UK). Cost: CAN$79 | €51 £44 | US$ 63. Details.

Saturday 21 April: Tracing your Irish Ancestry - for Beginners & Refreshers, with Roz McCutcheon FIGRS and Jill Williams FIGRS. Host and venue: Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1. 10:30am-1pm. Fee: £20.Details. FULLY BOOKED.

Saturday 21 April: Tracing your Irish Ancestry Further, with Roz McCutcheon FIGRS and Jill Williams FIGRS. Host and venue: Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1. 2pm–5pm. Fee: £20. Details. FULLY BOOKED.

Sunday 22 April: Master Class: Introduction to Irish Genealogy (for beginners), with Bridget Bray, Host & venue: Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019, USA. 2pm–5pm. $40 for IAC members/students/seniors and $50 for all others, includes tea/coffee. Need to book.

Monday 23 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.

Tuesday 24 April: The Bancroft Library’s Irish American holdings, with Theresa Salazar, curator, Bancroft Library, University of California. Host: NUI Galway. Venue: Room G010 Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway, University Road, Galway. 4pm to 4:45, followed by an informal reception. Details.

Tuesday 24 April: The 1798 Rebellion, John Lyttle. And AGM. 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.

Tuesday 24 April: The Casement family, with Patrick Casement. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Causeway Coast and Glens Branch. Venue: Guide Hall, Terrace Row, Coleraine, Co LondonDerry. 8pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 24 April: Seeking 'the security of greener pastures': Irish Republicans in America during the Interwar Years, with Dr Gavin Wilk. Host: Kilrush and District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 8pm. All welcome. Members free, non-members €5.

Wednesday 25 April: RAF 100 – Early Operations in Ireland, a one-day conference to mark the centenary of the RAF in Northern Ireland. Host: Imperial War Museum. Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 10am to 3:30pm. Free, but you need to register. Details.

Wednesday 25 April: National Library of Ireland's Genealogy Advisory Service will operate on a self-service basis 2pm–5pm for staff training. Mezzanine Floor, NLI, Kildare St, Dublin 2.

Thursday 26 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.

Thursday 26 April: 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.

Sunday 29 April 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.