Monday 17 June 2019

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 17-30 June

Monday 17 June: NLI closures: All services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service, will be closed until 11am to facilitate a staff meeting. Main Reading Room and Manuscript Room remain closed all day to facilitate the Library's continuing redevelopment of the premises. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Tuesday 18 June: Scientist Erwin Schrödinger’s time in Clontarf during World War II, with Niall McDevitt. Host: IGRS Ireland Branch Summer Lecture. Venue: Helen Roe Theatre, The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Free. 6:45pm to 8pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 18 June: Book launch: Marriage and the Irish, a Miscellany, edited by Salvador Ryan. Host: Wordwell Books, Venue: Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 6pm.

Wednesday 19 June: The Glynns of Kilrush, Co. Clare, 1811 – 1940: Family Business & Politics, with Dr. Paul O'Brien. Host and venue: Kilrush Library, O Gorman Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 6.30pm. Free event and all welcome.

Thursday 20 June:
National Archives of Ireland Reading Room will be closed until midday. Business as usual, including free genealogy advisory service, from noon onwards. Bishop Street, Dublin 8.

Thursday 20 June: Book launch – I Wouldn’t Start from Here: the Second Generation Irish in Britain, a book of essays, fiction and poetry by second generation Irish writers in Britain. Host: Five Leaves Bookshop, in association with Nottingham Irish Studies Group. Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row (off Market Square), Nottingham, UK. Tickets: £3 on the door, including refreshments. Advise your intention to attend by email to Details.

Saturday 22 June: Famine in Dublin, a live podcast recording with Fin Dwyer. Host: Stoneybatter Festival. Venue: The Elbow Room, 32 Brunswick St N, Arran Quay, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7. 4:30pm. Admission: €5

Monday 24 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.

Tuesday 25 June: Cold Iron – Folklore on fishing, with Bairbre Ni Fhloinn. Host: Howth Peninsula Heritage Society. Venue: Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. €5 on the door.

Wednesday 26 June: Irish Family History Assistance. Host: Genealogical Society of Victoria. Venue: GSV Library, Level 6, 85 Queen St., Melbourne 3000, Australia. Experienced helpers in the library to offer advice on your Irish research. 10am to 4pm. Free for members. $20 non-members. Bookable one-hour appointments with a research consultant. Details.

Wednesday 26 June: Our Place on the World Map, 1000-1600, with Dr Glynn Kelso. The inaugural D A Chart Seminar on Maps, named in memory of PRONI's first Deputy Keeper. Host and Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 12:30pm. Free. All welcome. Need to book. Details.

Thursday 27 June
: Famine Irish Archiving and Digital Storytelling. Discover how Irish Famine emigrants are being traced in North America through cutting edge digital technology and online storytelling. Hosts: ADAPT Centre, National Heritage Trust and Strokestown Park House. Venue: Science Gallery, Trinity College, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 6-8pm. Free but need to register.

Friday 28 June: PRONI Workshop: Getting Started, an introductory workshop on essential skills for researching family and local history. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 11am - 1pm. Free. Need to book.

Saturday 29 June: The Black and Tans to the Treaty, 1920-1921, with Mary Muldowney. The second 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.

Saturday 29 June:  The Big House and Estate, conference. Host and venue: The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna, Co Galway. 9:30am to 4:30pm. This free conference includes refreshments and a snack lunch. Advance booking is essential as spaces are limited. Details.