Monday 1 October 2018

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 1-14 October

Monday 1 October: 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.

Continuing to Sunday 7 October: Dublin Festival of History. The 6th outing of this popular festival, organised by Dublin City Council. View the full programme here. Some events are now sold out, but there are still spaces at others. Some events require booking; some do not. 

Monday 1 October: Poems and Stories from the Somme, with Helen Long. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Killyleagh Branch. Venue: Killyleagh Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, Co Down. 8pm. Free. All welcome.

Monday 1 October to Wednesday 31 October.: A voice of her own? Women’s place after the Great War, a new exhibition. Host and venue: Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, Market Sq, Lisburn, BT28 1AG. Free. All welcome. Monday to Saturday, 9:30am to 5pm.

Tuesday 2 October: The First World War and the Armistice, with Dr Jennifer Wellington. Host: Dublin Festival of History and the NLI. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 7pm. All welcome. Booking not required.

Tuesday 2 October: Behind the maps workshops: Navigating the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, with Jennifer Moore. Host: Dublin Festival of History. Venue: RIA, 19, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 1pm to 3pm. Booking required. Details.

Tuesday 2 October:
The Famine and Workhouses in County Wicklow, with Eva Ó Cathaoir and Brian Donnelly. Host: Kilmacanogue History Society. Venue: Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Delgany, Co. Wicklow. All welcome. 8pm. Entry €4 (€3 for members).

Thursday 4 October: Making a history of the home place: History and genealogy in a digital age, with Breandán Mac Suibhne and moderator Frank Shovlin. Host: Dublin Festival of History. Venue: Pearse St Library, 138 - 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Free. 6:30pm. No booking required. Seats allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Friday 5 October: 1918–2018: a century of women’s activism, a History Ireland Hedge School, with Sarah-Anne Buckley, Kitty Holland, Mary McAuliffe and Anne Speed; chaired by Tommy Graham. Host: Dublin Festival of History. Venue: City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2. 6.30pm. Free. No booking required. All welcome on a first come first served basis.

Saturday 6 October: Servants, shop girls and sex workers: a hidden history, with Pamela Cox and Sarah-Anne Buckley. Host: Dublin Festival of History. Venue: Dublin Castle Printworks, Dame Street, Dublin 2. Free. 3pm. No booking required. Seating is allocated on a first come, first served basis. Auditorium doors open twenty minutes prior to event.

Sunday 7 October: The sinking of the RMS Leinster & the war at sea, a History Ireland Hedge School, with Philip Lecane, Michael Kennedy, Jeff Kildea, and Bernadette Whelan. Host and venue: Maritime Museum, Haigh Terrace, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 7:30pm.

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: 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.

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.

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, 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.

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.