Monday 8 October 2018

Irish genealogy and history events, 8-21 October

Monday 8 October: a) NLI - all areas closed until 11am. b)Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed all day. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2. a)The delayed opening is due to a staff development meeting. b) On-going all-day Monday closures of these Rooms is to facilitate extensive redevelopment of the main Kildare Street premises; all other services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service, will operate as normal from 11am. Details.

Monday 8 October: My Great-Migration Ancestors (1620-1640) – A family history story of Michigan, Al Capone, Chicago, Germany, Romania, Puritans, Tipperary, and the Siege of Derry, with Margie Bernard. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Foyle Branch. Venue: Lecture Room of Derry City’s Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Derry, BT48 6AL. 7pm. All welcome.

Monday 8 October: Griffiths Valuation, with Anne Johnston. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtownabbey Branch. Venue: Drama Theatre, Glengormley High School, 134 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5HP. Free. 7pm. All welcome.

Monday 8 October: The murder of the Coleen Ban, with Tom Donovan. Host: Limerick Historical Society. Venue: Room 203, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Everybody is welcome. 8pm.

Tuesday 9 October: The 1718 Migration, with Dr Linde Lunney. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn Branch. Venue: Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn BT28 1XP. 7:30pm–9:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 9 October: Irish Records they all went up in smoke - or did they? with Jill Williams FIGRS of the Irish Genealogical Research Society. Host and venue: Fife Family History Society, Volunteer House, 69 Crossgate, Cupar, Fife, Scotland KY15 5AS. 7:30pm. Admission free. Details.

Tuesday 9 October: Dublin Dockers and the Liffey Ferry, with Aileen O'Carroll and Declan Bryne. Host: Dublin Port Company. Venue: The Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2. 1:10pm to 1:50pm. Free. Seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 12:30pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 10 October: In search of the cure: Irish folk medicine – past and present, with Dr Bairbre Ni Fhloinn. Host: The Folklore of Ireland Society. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 7pm. No booking required. All welcome.

Wednesday 10 October: Irish Research – now is the time, with Jill Williams FIGRS of the Irish Genealogical Research Society. Host: Central Scotland Family History Society. Venue: Smith Museum and Art Gallery, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, Scotland. 7:30pm. Details.

Thursday 11 October: The London Irish during WW1, with Dr Stephen Sandford. Host: Western Front Association, Antrim and Down branch. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast BT3 9HQ. 6:30pm. All welcome. £4 donation requested.

Thursday 11 October: Starting your Irish family history, with Irene O'Brien. Host and venue: The Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow, Scotland, G3 7DN. 6-7pm. Free but booking required: T 0141 287 2999.

Friday 12 October: Using Family and Local History Resources Online, a Positive Aging Month practical workshop that starts with an orientation tour of PRONI and is followed by an introduction to searching resources online. Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 11am to 1pm. Free, but space is limited so booking is essential. Details

Friday 12 October: Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine, with Declan O'Rourke. Host and venue: London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London, NW1 9XB UK. 8:30pm. £20. Booking required.

Friday 12 October: The IRA Intelligence War, with Dr John Borgonovo. Hosts: Michael Collins House. Venue: Parish Centre, Western Road, Clonakilty, Co Cork. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Friday 12 October to Sunday 14 October: Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend, with film, theatre, field trips and talks on the archaeology, history, folklore and heritage of the Ardara area and further afield. Host: Donegal GAP Heritage and History Group. Various venues in Ardara, Glenties and Rosbeg, County Donegal. Details.

Saturday 13 October: Irish genealogy workshop, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Hosts: Fountaindale Public Library and Plainfield Public Library. Venue: Meeting Room A, Fountaindale Public Library, Bolingbrook, IL 60440, USA. 9:30am to 5pm. Free, but need to register.

Saturday 13 October: 'Where Do I Find It?', a one-day Irish Ancestry conference. Host: Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society. Venue: Oswaldtwistle Civic Centre (opposite The Straits), 155 Union Rd, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, UK. 9:15am to 4pm. Fee: £20 including buffet lunch/ £14 conference only. Free refreshments available all day. Booking. All welcome.

Saturday 13 October: The Genealogy Event (New York), a mainly Irish family history day conference. with Hennessey presentation and cocktails reception. Host: The Genealogy Event. Venue: Pier A, 22 Battery Place, New York City, USA. 9:30am to 7pm. Includes refreshments, Hennessey (cognac) presentation and cocktails. Lunch optional. Fee: $44.06 – $81.20. Tickets

Saturday 13 October: The life and legacy of Thomas Francis Meagher - three lectures at 10am, 10:40am and Noon. Host and venue: Medieval Museum, Waterford City. Free, but you need to reserve a ticket.

Saturday 13 October: Pillars of God: Church power and influence in medieval Ireland, full day conference. Host: Ferns Heritage Project. Venue: St. Edan's Cathedral, Ferns, Co. Wexford. Fee €35 includes lunch and, on Sunday, musical concert. Details.

Monday 15 October: NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2. On-going all-day Monday closures is to facilitate extensive redevelopment of the main Kildare Street premises; all other services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service, operate as normal. Details.

Monday 15 October: Diary of a WW1 Nurse, with Jenny Cumming. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne Branch. Venue: Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ. 7:30pm. No need to book. All welcome.

Monday 15 October: The Heathen's Tale, with Annie Humphrey. Host: More Tales of Medieval Dublin lecture series. Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. Admission free. All welcome. 1:05 - 1:50pm.

Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish family history, with Gillian Hunt and Fintan Mullan at the 2018 British Institute. Host: International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. Venue: Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Cost: $495. Details.

Tuesday 16 October: An introduction to family history research, a workshop. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, South Tyrone Branch. Venue: Killymaddy Centre, 190 Ballygawley Road, Dungannon, Co Tyrone BT70 1TF. Free. 8pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 17 October: The Taverner Family, with Tom Mason. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Armagh Branch. Venue: Bleary Community Centre, 1 Deans Road, Bleary, Craigavon, Co Armagh, BT66 7AS. Free. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 17 October: John Redmond – The forgotten patriot, with former Taoiseach John Bruton. Host: Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society. Venue: Greville Armsn, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. 8pm. All welcome. Free.

Wednesday 17 October: Book launch: Michael Collins – The Man and the Revolution, by Anne Dolan and William Murphy. Guest speaker: Fintan O'Toole. Host: Collins Press. Venue: GPO Witness History, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1. All welcome. 6:30pm-7:30pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 17 October: “We always vote Redmond in this house” - The Redmonds and Waterford, a political dynasty, 1891-1952, with Dr Pat McCarthy. Host: Waterford County Museum. Venue: Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club, Quay St, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, 8pm. Entry fee €5. All welcome.

Friday 19 to Sunday 21 October: Back To Our Past family history fair and Genetic Genealogy Ireland conference. Organised by SLP and ISOGG respectively. Venue: Industries Hall, RDS, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Free admission for pre-booked tickets. All welcome. Lectures, societies, database providers, DNA test kits, publishers and suppliers and more, all under one roof. Details.

Friday 19 to Sunday 21 October: Maritime Heritage, a weekend of lectures from lighthouse keepers, sailors, historians and maritime archaeologists. Host: Maritime Heritage Weekend. Venue: Harry's Bar, Rosses Point, Sligo. Tickets for each evening/afternoon are €10 or weekend tickets are €25 and will be available at the door or from Harry’s Bar. Details.

Sunday 21 OctoberFrom Ulster to New England: Researching your Scots-Irish ancestors, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Hosts: New England Historical Genealogical Society and New Hampshire Historical Society. Venue: Executive Court Banquet Facility, 1199 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. Cost: $125. Details.