Monday 6 August 2018

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 5-19 August

Monday 6 August: Public Holiday in Republic of Ireland only. All repositories and libraries closed (except National Library of Ireland's exhibitions). Free genealogy advisory services at National Library and National Archives of Ireland will not operate.

Monday 6 August: The Great Watershed – Belfast before and after the First World War, with Roger Dixon. First of the Eastside Arts Festival 2018 lunchtime lectures. Host and Venue: PRONI, Belfast. 1pm. Free. CANCELLED.

Wednesday 8 August: Carson's betrayal of Women? Unionist attitudes to female suffrage 1912-14, with Jason Burke. Eastside Arts Festival 2018 lectures. Host and Venue: PRONI, Titanic Blvd, Belfast. 1pm. Free. Need to book. Details.

Thursday 9 August: Shellshock in WW1, with Dr Stefanie Linden. Host: Western Front Association, Antrim and Down branch. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast BT3 9HQ. 6:30pm. All welcome. Free. No need to book.

Friday 10 August: The Dreams Must be Dreamed: The life and times of Charlotte Despard, with Philip Orr. Third of the Eastside Arts Festival 2018 lunchtime lectures. Host and Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Free, but need to book. Details.

Friday 10 and Saturday 11 August: Celtic Connections Conference. Hosts: The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) & The Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI). Venue: Boston Marriott Newton 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Auburndale, MA, USA. Several Irish-themed lectures will be presented over the two days by well-known Irish genealogists from Ireland, UK and North America. Details.

Saturday 11 August: Researching your family history - a drop-in session with Mayo Genealogy Group. Host and venue: Museum of Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co Mayo. 11:30am–1pm. Free.

Monday 13 August: 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, will open at 11am (late opening is to facilitate a staff development meeting) and operate as normal from that time. Details.

Monday 13 August: The Military Service Pensions Collection: Dependants of the War of Independence and Civil War casualties, with Robert McEvoy. Host and venue: Richmond Barracks, off Bulfin Rd, Inchicore, Dublin 8. ‏11am. Tickets €5, includes tea/coffee & scone. Book or purchase at the door.

Tuesday 14 August to Saturday 18 August: Scots-Ulster Reunion & Conference, 5 days of tours, lectures, music, culture, and celebration. Host: Maine Ulster Scots Project. Venue: Bowdoin College, 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, USADetails.

Thursday 16 August to Sunday 19 August: West Cork History Festival - lectures, performances, screenings (field trips all sold out). Venue: Rosebank, Russagh, Castletownshend Road, Skibbereen, Co. Cork (Rosebank is the the former dower house of the Liss Ard estate, less than a mile outside the town). All presentations/performances are in marquees. Programme and tickets.

Saturday 18 August: Máire Ní Murchú, the bean feasta/wisewoman of Beara, with Niamh Ní Lochlainn. Host Bere Island Project Group. Venue: Bere Island Heritage & Information Centre, Ballinakilla, Bere Island, Co Cork.  2.30pm. Details.

Saturday 18 August: Sharing family history stories, with Penny Bristol-Jones, Eilish Feeley and Marie Gillooly. Host and venue: Roscommon County Library, Abbey Street, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon. 10am to 12:30pm. Free. Details: T 0906 637272. Not suitable for under 12s.

Saturday 18 August: Genealogy workshop, with resident genealogist Lynn Brady. Host and Venue: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Rd, Botanic, Dublin 11. 2pm to 3:30pm. Free but booking required at Details.

Sunday 19 August: Family Genealogy Day. Learn how to research or consult a genealogist. Host and venue: Belderrig Community Centre, Belderrig, Ballina, Co. Mayo. 3pm to 5pm. Free. Everyone welcome, although not suitable for under 12s.