Monday, 14 January 2019

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 14-27 Jan

Monday 14 January: NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed to facilitate the Library's continuing redevelopment of the premises. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service, will open at 11am due to a staff meeting but otherwise operate as normal. Details.

Monday 14 January: The history of the water supply in Derry, with Paul Strawbridge. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Foyle branch. Venue: Lecture Room of Derry City’s Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, LondonDerry, BT48 6AL. 7pm. All welcome.

Monday 14 January: Quirky PRONI stories, with Ann McVeigh. Host: NIFHS, Newtownabbey branch. Venue: Drama Theatre, Glengormley High School, 134 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5HP. 7pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 15 January: Soloheadbeg Ambush; A centenary perspective, with Dr Des Marnane. Host and venue: Tipperary Studies, The Gallery, The Source Library, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co Tipperary. 7:30pm. Free. Tea served. All welcome.

Wednesday 16 January: Using DNA to explore your family history, with Martin McDowell and Anne Johnston. Host: NIFHS, North Armagh branch. Venue: Bleary Community Centre, 1 Deans Road, Bleary, Craigavon, Co Armagh, BT66 7AS. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 16 January: The Powers of St Brigid's Well Brewery, with Des Power. Host and venue: Waterford County Museum, Friary Street, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. 8pm. All welcome. Admission €5.

Wednesday 16 January: Deserted schoolhouses of Ireland, with E. O'Flaithbertaigh. Host: West of Ireland archaeological and historical society. Venue: Harbour Hotel, New Dock Street, Galway City. 8pm. All welcome.

Thursday 17 January: From Ballots to Bullets, Ireland 1918-1919, a guided tour of the exhibition. Host: National Library of Ireland. Venue: National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Free. 2pm. All welcome. Booking not required.

Thursday 17 January: Viking Dublin uncovered, with John Kirby. Host: Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society. Venue: Holy Rosary Centre, La Touche Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow. 8pm.

Thursday 17 January: Digging into Griffith's Valuation, a workship with Terri O'Connell. Host and venue: Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Ave., Chicago, IL 60630, USA. 7pm–9pm. Fee: $20. Need to register.

Saturday 19 January: Using John Grenham's Irish family history resources, with Barbara Scanlon. Host and venue: Lower Level, Meeting Room 2-3, W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S 15th St, Omaha, Nebraska, NE 68111, USA. 2pm–3pm. Free. All welcome. To register, email rhenry416@cox.net.

Monday 21 January: NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed all day to facilitate the Library's continuing redevelopment of the premises. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service, will operate as normal.

Monday 21 January: Education records, with Valerie Adams. Host: NIFHS, Larne branch. Venue: Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ. Free. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Monday 21 January: A.W.N. Pugin and the Gothic Revival in Ireland, with Patrick Comerford. Host: Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society. Venue: Room T.1.19, Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Free. All welcome. 8pm.

Tuesday 22 January: The 1st Dáil and the War of Independence, with Hugh O'Brien. Host and venue: Cootehill Library, Bridge St, Drumaveil North, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. Free but need to book by phone: 049 5559873. 7pm.

Tuesday 22 January: The great Liberties whiskey fire of 1875, with Les Fallon. Host: Tallaght Historical Society. Venue: County Library, The Square, Tallaght, Co Dublin 24. Free. All welcome. 7pm.

Tuesday 22 January: The men who built the Titanic, with Allison Murphy. Host: NIFHS, Belfast Branch. Venue: C. S. Lewis Room, Holywood Arches Library, 4-12 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7.30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 22 January: The building of Bullock Harbour, with Elizabeth Shotton. Hosts: Dublin Port Company & Bullock Harbour Preservation Association. Host: Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, Castle Street, Dalkey, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. Admission is free but places should be booked with the Heritage Centre at info@dalkeycastle.com. Details.

Tuesday 22 January: 'The staunchest priest who ever lived in Ireland': the story of Fr Michael O’Flanagan, with Manus O’Riordan. Host: Howth Peninsula Heritage Society. Venue: Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. Non-members €5.

Wednesday 23 January: Starting Your Irish Family History, with Dr Irene O'Brien. Host: City Archives. Venue: Moir Dyer Room, Mitchell Library. 6pm to 7pm. Free but places are limited. Moir Dyer Room, Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 7DN. Book in person at the Granville Street reception or phone 0141 287 2999.

Wednesday 23 January: Reflecting on the History of Irish Childhood and Youth, a panel discussion followed by the launch of 'Constructions of the Irish Child in the Independence Period, 1910-1940'. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Free. 6.30pm-8.30pm. All welcome. Details.

Thursday 24 January: 1918 – The year England lost Ireland, with Pat McCarthy. Host: The Julian Walton Winter Lecture Series. Venue: Dunhill Multi-Education Centre (opposite GAA Grounds), Dunhill, Co Waterford. 8pm. Lecture followed by Q&A and light refreshments. Fee €5. All welcome.

Friday 25 January: Practical Workshop - Get started: advice on searching for records at PRONI. Host and venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 11am to 1pm. Free, but booking essential. Early booking recommended as these workshops are usually snapped up quickly. Register.

Friday 25 January: Bad Bridget - Women and Crime, Past and Present, a workshop. Host and venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Blvd, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9HQ. 10am to 4pm. Free, but need to register.

Friday 25 January: All areas of the RCB Library closed. To facilitate essential maintenance work, the Library in Churchtown, Dublin 14, will be closed all day.

Friday 25 January: Bananas on the Breadboard: Stories from the Markets of Dublin, screening of documentary followed by Q&A with the director Joe Lee. Host: Dublin History Research Network. Venue: Dublin Civic Trust, 18 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7. 6:30pm to 8pm. Free, but need to register in advance. See also following day's conference.

Saturday 26 January: Buying and selling: Dublin's markets 1500 to the present, a conference. Host: Dublin History Research Network. Venue: The Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8. 9:30pm to 5pm. Details and tickets. Tickets €10.

Saturday 26 January: Objects on the move: everyday life in Gaelic Ulster, 1200–1600 AD, with Peter McElhinney; the 18th Annual Irish Migration Studies Lecture. Host and venue: The Mellon Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Fee £12 (£10 concessions), includes morning coffee and finger buffet lunch. 11am to 2pm. Booking is advisable. More information.

Saturday 26 January: 1919 – birth of a counter state, a conference exploring the beginnings of the Irish War of Independence and the establishment of the structures of a counter state with the foundation of the first Dáil Éireann in January 1919. Host: School of History and Geography, Dublin City University. Venue: E218, St Patrick's Campus, DCU, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. 9:30am to 4:30pm. Free. All welcome. Register.