Monday 9 September 2019

Irish genealogy, history & culture events, 9-22 Sept

Monday 9 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 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.

Wednesday 11 September: Unequal treatment of IRA widows reflected in the social hierarchy of the Free State, with Padraig Yeates. Host: The Old Dublin Society. Venue: Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. All welcome. Free. 8pm.

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. For 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.

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.

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.