Monday 3 June 2019

Irish genealogy, history and heritage events, 3-16 June

Monday 3 June: June bank holiday in Republic of Ireland. All archives and libraries closed, except exhibitions at the National Library of Ireland which are open 12-noon to 5pm. Note: Northern Ireland does not share this holiday and its institutions are open as per regular timetable.

Tuesday 4 June: Researching Irish Records, with Jennifer Bryan. Venue: Jackson County Genealogy Library, Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Hwy, Medford, Oregon 97501 USA. $20/non-Members; $10/RVGS Members. 10:30am-12:30pm. To register, T 541-512-2340, E

Wednesday 5 June: International Council on Archives Workshop, a practical workshop on essential skills, online resources and a tour of the public spaces. Venue: Public Record Office Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 11am-4pm (incl one-hour break for lunch). Free. FULLY BOOKED.

Wednesday 5 June: The French landings in Cork that never were, 1900-1905, with Dr Jérôme aan de Wiel. Cork Harbour Festival Lunchtime Lectures series. Hosts: History Department UCC and St Peter's Cork. Venue: St Peter's Church, North Main Street, Cork City. Free. 1:10pm to 2pm. Chaired by Dr John Borgonovo. Free.

Wednesday 5 June: Harry Boland's Manchester roots, with Donnacha DeLong. (Harry Boland and Michael Collins sprang Eamonn De Valera from Lincoln Prison.) Host and venue: Irish World Heritage Centre, Irish Town, Cheetham Hill, Manchester 8, UK. Free but need to book or email IWHC at 7:15pm. All welcome.

Thursday 6 June: Book launch: A Bloody Dawn: The Irish at D-Day, by Dan Harvey. Official opening of the Irish Military Seminar 2019. Hosts: Kildare Decade of Commemorations and Newbridge Library. Venue: Newbridge Library, Athgarvan Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. 7pm to 8:30pm. All welcome. Free but need to book. See details.

Thursday 6 June: Like diamonds, gambling and picture-fancying, a luxury of the rich?: Ireland’s divorcing minority, 1701-1922, with Dr Diane Urquahart. J.C. Beckett Annual Memorial Lecture. Hosts: The Ulster Society of Irish Historical Studies. Venue: PRONI Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 7pm. Details and booking.

Thursday 6 June: Amphibious warfare: The Desmond Rebellion and the Munster coastline, 1579-1583, with David Edwards. Cork Harbour Festival Lunchtime Lectures series. Hosts: History Department UCC and St Peter's Cork. Venue: St Peter's Church, North Main Street, Cork City. Free. 1:10pm to 2pm. Chaired by Dr John Borgonovo.

Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June: The Genealogy Show. Venue: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK. 10am to 5pm both days. £15 admission per day. £4 per talk (both with booking fee add-ons via website). Details.

Saturday 8 June: Cristiana la Sadelhackere: The story of a sex worker in Medieval Kildare, with Fin Dwyer. Host: June Fest. Venue: Market Kitchen, within Michael Murphy's, Edward Street, Newbridge, Co Kildare. 5pm. Free. All welcome. Details.

Saturday 8 June: First Dail and First Shots, 1919-1920, with Mary Muldowney. The first of a two-part lecture explaining the tumultuous years of the Irish War of Independence. Host: Dublin City Public Libraries. Venue: Charleville Mall Library, North Strand, Dublin 1. 2:30pm. Book by phone 01 874 9619. Free. All welcome. 2nd lecture on 29th.

Monday 10 June : 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, operate as normal.

Monday 10 June to Friday 14 June: Offices closed during Ulster Historical Foundation's Irish Family History Experience programme. Reopens on Monday 17 June.

Monday 10 June: International Archives Day: Behind the scenes, a guided tour and meet the staff session. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Blvd, Belfast. 11am & 2pm. Free. FULLY BOOKED.

Tuesday 11 June: Estate records as a source for genealogical research, with Nicola Morris MAGI. Host and venue: National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. Free. 6pm. No booking required. All welcome.

Tuesday 11 June: State Papers Ireland – a workshop on early records (1509-1782). Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 11am. Free, but need to book. FULLY BOOKED. To join waiting list see Eventbrite.

Tuesday 11 June: Hidden History: Secrets and Stories from the War of Independence, with Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc. Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon Town Centre, Tullyvarraga, Shannon, Co. Clare. 6:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 12 June: Ulster Scottish Connections: Marking 800 years of PRONI's Oldest Document, an exploration of the background to PRONI's oldest document dated 12 June 1219. Venue and host: PRONI, Titanic Bouleard, Belfast. 2–4:30pm. Free, but need to book. Details and booking.

Thursday 13 June: Beyond the Somme: Brigadier Frank Crozier and the Welsh Bantam Brigade, with Mike Taylor. Host: Western Front Association. Venue: PRONI, Titantic Boulevard, Belfast. All welcome. 6:30pm. £4 donation. Details.

Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June: Prisons, Asylums, Workhouses: Institutions in Ireland, a conference exploring three centuries of institutional life in Ireland and the voices and spaces of the marginalised in Irish society. Venue: PRONI and Queen's University, Belfast. Details.

Thursday 13 June: History Shorts, part of Irish Military Seminar 2019. Host: Kildare Decade of Commemorations. Venue: Newbridge Library, Athgarvan Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. 18:45-21:30. Talks: Downed Luftwaffe Aircraft in Ireland, with Mick Rowley; Advent of firepower on the battlefield 1899 (Boer War), with Liam Kenny; Republican activity in Co. Kildare during War of Independence, with Mick Murphy. Free, but you need to book. Phone 045 448353.

Saturday 15 June: Irish Military Seminar 2019, with Drs. Myles Dungan, Ruan O'Donnell, Leeann Lane, T. Ryle Dwyer and Mary McAuliffe and Des Ekin. Host: Kildare Decade of Commemorations and Riverbank Arts Centre. Venue: Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street, Newbridge, Co Kildare. 9am to 5pm. All welcome. Cost: €5 including tea/coffee. Book at or phone 045 448327.

Saturday 15 June: Migration into Fermanagh from Southern Ireland, 1919-1925, with Howard Thornton and Melvyn Hall. Host: Fermanagh Genealogy. Venue: Enniskillen Library, 1st Floor, Halls Lane, Enniskillen BT74 7DR. 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Non-members welcome. £5.