Monday 5 August 2019

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 5-18 August

Monday 5 August: Bank holiday in Republic of Ireland. All repositories closed. National Library of Ireland exhibitions (only) open noon to 5pm. This bank holiday does not apply in Northern Ireland, where it's business as usual.

Tuesday 6 August: East Belfast and the Blitz, with Nigel Henderson. Hosts: Eastside Arts Festival/PRONI. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1-2pm. Free. Book via Eastside Arts.

Wednesday 7 August: Women in the Archives, with Lynsey Gillespie and Jason Burke. Host: Eastside Arts Festival/PRONI. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Blvd, Belfast. 1-2pm. Free. Book via Eastside Arts.

Thursday 8 August: The “Wee Yard” and the Great War, with Nigel Henderson. Host: Eastside Arts Festival/PRONI. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Blvd, Belfast. 1-2pm. Free. Book via Eastside Arts.

Thursday 8 August to Sunday 11 August: West Cork History Festival – lectures, field trips, discussions, screenings, music and entertainment. Venue: Rosebank, formerly the dower house of the Liss Ard estate, c.1km from Skibbereen, Co. Cork. Tickets.

Saturday 10 August: Family history advice and tips – drop-in. Host: Mayo Genealogy Group. Venue: National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough, Co Mayo. Free. All welcome. No booking. 11:30am to 1pm.

Saturday 10 August: Irish Saturday. Hosts: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: IGSI Library and Research Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights, Minnesota, USA. 10am to 4pm. On Irish Saturday the library is staffed by IGSI members, so it's a good day to come in for Irish family history research.

Monday 12 August:
The Life of Rosie Hackett, with James Curry. Host: Mondays at the Mess lecture series. Venue: Richmond Barracks, off Bulphin Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8. 11am. Tickets €5 which includes tea/coffee & scone and can be booked through Eventbrite. Booking: Approx duration of talks: 1 hr.

Thursday 15 August
: Beginning your Irish family history, with Beryl O'Gorman and Maureen Doyle. Host and Venue: Genealogical Society of Victoria, Level 6, 85 Queen St, Melbourne 3000, Australia. 10:30am to 1pm. Need to book. $30 GSV members/$60 non-members. FHC, RHSV and CAV members should contact the GSV for a 25% discount. Details.

Thursday 15 August: Irish Family History, with Jim Slavin of the Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society. Venue:William Patrick Library, 2-4 West High Street, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow G66 1AD, Scotland. 7pm to 8pm. Free. Telephone 0141 777 3141.

Saturday 17 August: Genealogy Day at Marlay House, with the Genealogical Society of Ireland. Demonstrations, short talks and advice for beginners and above. Part of the DLR Festival of Summer. Venue: Marlay House, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. 2-5pm. Details.

Saturday 17 August: The changing face of Kevin Christopher O'Higgins, from Sinn Féin Rebel to Cumann na nGaedhal Conservative, with Regina McGinley. Host@ Laois County Libraries. Venue: Portlaoise Library, Dunamaise House, Lyster Square, Kylekiproe, Portlaoise. Co Laois. 2–3pm. Free. No need to book.

Saturday 17 August:
Launch of a booklet ‘Athenry 1821 – marking 200 years since the first census’ by historian Steve Dolan. Host and venue: Athenry Heritage Centre, St. Marys, The Square, Athenry, Co. Galway. Free lecture and launch (booklet €10). Full proceeds to Galway Autism Partnership, GAP. 4pm to 5pm. Details.