Monday 27 August 2018

Irish genealogy and heritage events, 27 Aug - 9 Sept

Monday 27 August: Bank holiday in Northern Ireland. All libraries and archives are closed to the public. (This holiday does not apply to the Republic of Ireland.)

Tuesday 28 August: Family History Research Centre and Library open. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. Free parking. Hours: 2pm to 8pm. All welcome.

Thursday 30 August: Using family and local history resources online, a two-hour workshop. Host and venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. The workshop starts with an orientation tour of PRONI, followed by an introduction to searching resources online. 11am to 1pm. Free but registration required.

Thursday 30 August: From North Cork to Brazil, the migration of some 3100 North Cork families, with Christopher Burden. Host and venue: Mallow Library, Main Street, Mallow, Co. Cork. 3pm. Free. All welcome. No need to book.

Thursday 30 August to Saturday 1 September: The Genealogy Event. Host: Irish Central. Venue: Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, Co Limerick. Two-day genealogy and DNA conference with optional social events and bookable one-to-one consultations. Tickets, programme and details.

Saturday 1 September: Irish historical walking tour of the City of London. Hosted by Irish Historical Walks in London. Meet outside Holborn Tube Station, London WC2B 6AA from 12:45pm. Tour starts 1pm and ends 3pm. The tour explores historical, politican and social themes inside the walls of the City and the Irish people who lived and worked there over the last 300 years. Free, but donations accepted. Details.

Saturday 1 September: Limerick 1918-1923: New Approaches. A full-day conference. Host and venue: Mary Immaculate College (T116, Tara Building), South Circular Road, Limerick. Free, and refreshment and lunch provided. 9:30am to 5:30pm. All welcome. See programme. Need to register.

Sunday 2 September: Irish and Jewish communities in East London, a walking tour looking at the vibrant immigrant communities from the Irish in the C17th, to the Jewish in the 1860s. Host: Wolfe Tone Society London. Venue: Meet outside Whitechapel Gallery, beside Aldgate East tube station, London E1, UK at 11:45pm. Walk, Noon to 2pm. We will meet outside Whitechapel gallery, beside Aldgate east tube station at 11:45. Tour is free, and there's a collection for the guide at the end. Details.

Monday 3 September 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, operate as normal. Details.

Tuesday 4 September: Family History Research Centre and Library open. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. (Free parking.) Hours: 2pm to 8pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 5 September: Researching your Church of Ireland ancestors, with Sandra Doble MAGI. Sandra takes an in depth look at Church of Ireland records, not just parish registers, revealing the more obscure but equally useful genealogical resources for this denomination. Host: Accredited Genealogists Ireland and the National Archives of Ireland. Venue: NAI, Bishop Streeet, Dublin 8. 6pm. Free. No need to book.

Thursday 6 September: Navigating Online Sources for Irish Research, a free live webinar, with Donna Moughty. Host: The Ontario Genealogical Society. Venue: Online. 7pm ET. Registration required to watch. Recording available afterwards to society members only. Details.

Saturday 8 September : Crime and Punishment in 19th- and 20th-Century Ireland – 200 years of Sligo Gaol, 1818-2018, a weekend conference. Host@ Sligo Gaol. Venue: Clayton Hotel, Clarion Road, Ballytivnan, Sligo Town, Co Sligo. Registration 9am. Lectures 10am–5pm, followed by optional Conference Dinner at 8pm. See conference programme.

Sunday 9 September: Remembering Michael Collins' imprisonment in Sligo Gaol, 1918. Morning: one hour tours of Sligo Gaol for delegates of the previous day's conference only. Talk – Michael Collins' Jail Journal, 2-21 April 1918, with Phelim Brady at Noon, followed by unveiling of portrait, and refreshments. Host and venue: Sligo Gaol, Gaol Rd, Abbeyquarter South, Sligo Town. See details.