Monday 2 September 2019

Irish genealogy and history events, 2-15 September

Monday 2 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, including Genealogy Advisory Service, operate as normal.

Monday 2 September: Undimmed by the shadow of Rome? Ireland in a European world (100 BC–AD 500), with Alexandra Guglielmi. Host and venue: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square South, Dublin 2. 7:30pm. All welcome. No booking required.

Monday 2 September and Tuesday 3 September: RCB Library closed for staff training. Reopening on Wednesday 4 September at 9:30am.

Wednesday 4 September: Reading Room closed until 1:30pm, National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. Closure to facilitate a staff meeting. Normal service resumes from 1:30pm.

Thursday 5 September: The Irish War of Independence, 1919-1921, with Liz Gillis. Host and venue: Clondalkin Library, Monastery Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. 7pm. Free. All welcome. Booking advised.

Monday 9 September: Making Sense of the Census, with Roddy Hegarty. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtownabbey Branch. Venue: Glengormley High School, Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim BT36 5HP. 7pm–9pm. Free. All welcome. Details.

Tuesday 10 September: Some things never change! 40 years of family history research, with branch members. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn branch. Venue: Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP. All welcome. Details.

Tuesday 10 September: Researching WWI military and naval records of Irish soldiers and sailors, with Gerard White. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland St., Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. All welcome. 8pm. Admission €3.

Saturday 14 September: Two workshops: Tracing your Irish Ancestry - for Beginners and Refreshers (10:30am–1pm), and Moving on with your research, for intermediates (2pm–5pm), with Jill Williams FIGRS and Roz McCutcheon FIGRS. Host and venue: Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Gosport Road, London EC1. Workshop fee: £20. Details. Both workshops fully booked.

Saturday 14 September: The War of Independence in Co Clare: reassessment of David Fitzpatrick’s Politics and Irish Life 1913-1921: provincial experience of war and revolution, a History Ireland Hedge School. Host: Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week. Venue: Temple Gate Hotel, The Square, Ennis, Co Clare. 2pm–3.15pm. Roundtable discussion with History Ireland editor Tommy Graham (chair), Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc, Eve Morrison, Cécile Gordon and Tomás Mac Con Mara. Free, but capacity limited. Fr more information, tel (065) 6899082.

Saturday 14 September: Magic: Using Griffiths Valuation and Google Earth to Locate Irish Origins and Locations, with Fern Wilcox. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: Library and Research Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights, MN, USA. $20. 10:30–noon. Details.

Saturday 14 September: Walking Tour of a Nineteenth Century Irish Neighborhood. Host: Irish Railroad Workers Museum. Meet Hollins Roundhouse Neighborhood, 900 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223, USA. 11am to 12:30pm. Free but need to book.

Sunday 15 September: T E Lawrence – his career and Irish connections, with Dr David Murphy. Host: Meath Archaelogical and Historical Society. Venue: St John's Church, Main St, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath. 3pm. All welcome. Voluntary contribution appreciated. Details.