Monday 16 September 2019

Irish family history and heritage events, 16-29 Sept

Monday 16 September: 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 – exhibitions, cafe, Genealogy Advisory Service – will have a delayed start - 11am - but otherwise operate as normal.

Monday 16 September to Friday 4 October: The Limerick Soviet: the General Strike of 1919, an exhibition. A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event. Venue: Sean Lemass Public Library, Town Centre, Shannon, Co. Clare. Free exhibition during library opening hours. Details.

Monday 16 September: A Call to Militancy? with Whitehead Suffragette Society. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne branch. Venue: Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ. 7:30pm. All welcome. Further details.

Tuesday 17 September: Guerrilla War in Clare, with Dr. Joe Power. A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event. Venue: DeValera Public Library, Harmony Row, Ennis, Co Clare. 6:30pm. Free. All welcome. Phone (065) 6846353 for more information.

Wednesday 18 September: "By heavens, Joe, but there are great men in Ireland still": Commandant Joseph Barrett (1888-1971), with Dr Paul O'Brien. A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event. Venue: Kilrush Public Library, O Gorman Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare. 6:30pm. Free lecture. All welcome. More information, Tel (065) 9051504.

Wednesday 18 September: Old Portadown, with Mary Hunter. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Armagh branch. Venue: Bleary Community Centre, 1 Deans Road, Bleary, Craigavon, Co Armagh, BT66 7AS. 7:30pm. All welcome. Further details.

Wednesday 18 September: Gender and Democracy: The Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, with Dr Leeann Lane. Host: Tipperary County Archives. Venue: Clonmel Library, Emmet St, Burgagery-Lands East, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. 7pm. All are welcome and admission is free.

Wednesday 18 September: Louisa Marchioness of Waterford (1818 -1891): a bicentenary assessment and fresh discoveries, with Julian Walton. Host: Waterford County Museum, Dungarvan. Venue: Dungarvan Sailing Club, Quay St, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. 8pm. All welcome. Admission €5.

Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 September: Genealogical Room afternoon closure. Registry of Deeds, Henrietta Street, Dublin 1. Public assess will be restricted frm 1pm to 4:30pm on both days. All other public areas will operate as normal.

Thursday 19 September: The Barrett Family 1888-1971, with Dr Paul O'Brien. Host: Clare Roots Society. Venue: Maguire Suite, Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co Clare. 8pm. All welcome.

Friday 20 September: Culture Night returns to towns and cities across the island of Ireland, with 4000+ FREE late-night cultural events taking place in 1600+ venues. Search events.

Friday 20 September: Irish family history, a free workshop with Lynn Brady. Host: Glasnevin Trust. Venue: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11. 7pm. Free. Fully booked.

Saturday 21 September: Genealogy Tips and Tricks, with Marie Scalisi; Finding Irish Place of Origin in U.S. Records, with Kathleen McGee; and Ask the Expert one-to-one consultations. All free, and with light refreshments. Host: Irish Family History Forum. Venue: Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714, USA. 10am to 12:30pm. All welcome. Details.

Saturday 21 September: Irish Genealogy 101 – Let’s Start at the Beginning, with Tom Rice CG. Host: Irish Genealogical Research International. Venue: Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN 55120, USA. Need to register. Fee $20. 11:30am to 1pm. Details.

Saturday 21 September: The Goodwin Family of Hell's Kitchen – a case study tracking an Irish-American family from the 19th century to the present, with Kevin Cassidy. Host: WISE Family History Society. Venue: Gates Room, Central Denver Public Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, Colorado, USA. Free. 2:30pm–4pm, following the CGS CIG program.

Monday 16 September: 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 – exhibitions, cafe, Genealogy Advisory Service – operate as normal. (This is the last 'closure Monday' of the current phase of redevelopment.)

Monday 23 September: Poverty and poor relief in pre-Famine King’s County (Offaly), with Ciarán McCabe. Host and venue: Offaly Historical & Archaeological Society, Bury Quay, Tullamore, co Offaly. 8pm. All welcome.

Monday 23 September: Democratic revolution? The First Dáil, 1919–21, with Mel Farrell. Host and venue: Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society, Room T.1.17, Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. 8pm.

Tuesday 24 September: Troublesome Howth women, with Philip O’Connor. Host: Howth Peninsula Heritage Society. Venue: Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth, Co Dublin. Non-members admission €5. All welcome. 8pm.

Tuesday 24 September: The Genealogy of an Irish Workhouse: Guardians, Staff & Inmates of the Poor Law, with Clare Doyle MAGI. Host and venue: National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. Free. 6pm. No booking required. All welcome.

Tuesday 24 September: GRONI’s Records, with Kathie Walker. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Causeway Coast and Glens branch. Venue: Upper Main Hall, The Sandel Centre, Knocklynn Road, Coleraine, BT52 1WT. 8pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 25 September: 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. $30 non-members. Bookable one-hour appointments with a research consultant. Details.

Wednesday 25 September: Roe's Distillery, Thomas Street, and the Roe Family, with Sean J Murphy. Host: The Old Dublin Society. Venue: Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. All welcome. Free. 8pm.

Thursday 26 September: From Skibbereen to the Moon: Agnes Clarke and C19th astronomy, with Finola Finlay. Host: Duchas Clonakilty Heritage. Venue: The Parish Centre, Clonakilty, Co Cork. All welcome. 8:30pm. Free. Details.

Thursday 26 September: Irish emigration: New sources, new approaches, new results, with Professor (Emeritus) Cormac Ó Gráda. The Annual Brian Trainor Memorial Lecture. Hosts: PRONI and the Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Light refreshments will be available at the end of the presentation. Admission is free, however there is an option to make a donation to the Ulster Historical Foundation to fund future talks. All welcome. Details.

Friday 27 September: Michael Collins’s Sligo jail journal, with Phelim Brady. Host: Sligo Field Club. Venue: Institute of Technology Education Centre, Sligo. All welcome. Non-members €5. 8pm.

Friday 27 September to Sunday 29 September: Architecture Kerry 2019, a weekend festival celebrating Kerry's built environment, featuring guided tours of contemporary and historic buildings and interiors. All free events. All welcome. Overview and brochure.

Saturday 28 September: Remembering 1919 – War, Politics and Sport in Revolutionary Ireland, a day conference. Host: Maynooth University Decade of Commemorations Committee in association with the Department of History. Venue: Maynooth University, Renehan Hall, South Campus, Maynooth, Co Kildare. Registration fee (including refreshments & lunch): €20, payable in cash on the day. Schedule and booking.