Monday 28 October 2019

Irish genealogy and history events, 28 Oct to 10 Nov

Monday 28 October to Thursday 31 October: Grangegorman Military Cemetery exhibition focussed on some of those buried in the cemetery. Last few days. Host: OPW. Venue: Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Dublin 7. Free. 9:30am to 6pm. Last admission 5:15pm. All welcome.

Monday 28 October: Bank Holiday in Republic of Ireland. All repositories, archives and libraries closed, except at National Library of Ireland in Dublin where exhibitions (only) are open from 12pm to 5pm.

Monday 28 October: Family Tree Maker Insight sessions. Co-Sponsor: Cork Genealogical Society. Venue: The Kingsley Hotel, Deane-Woodward Suite, Victoria Cross, Cork. Members and non-members invited. First 80 people to register receive free tickets. Thereafter, €10pp. The session starts 6pm. Details.

Tuesday 29 October: Family Tree Maker Insight sessions. Co-Sponsor: Irish Genealogical Research Society and Accredited Genealogists Ireland. Venue: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. 63 Merrion Sq, Dublin 2. Three identical sessions starting at 11am,  2:30pm, and 6pm. All welcome. First 80 people to register will receive free tickets. Thereafter, €10pp. Details.

Tuesday 29 October: From agent to landlord: the influence of the Rawdon family in Lisburn and Moira, with Brenda Collins. Host and venue: Irish linen Centre & Lisburn Museum, Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG. Free, but places must be booked in advance. 7pm to 9pm. Details.

Tuesday 29 October: Life in Ulster in the 1830s, a one-session class with Mike McKeag. Host: NIFHS. Venue: Honneyman Room, NIFHS Research Centre, Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 7LS. All welcome. 11am–1pm. Fee: £8, payable at the session. Details.

Tuesday 29 October The Bank Buildings: The story behind the fa├žade, with Richard Graham. Host and venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Details.

Wednesday 30 October: The IRA in Manchester 1919-1923: new insights from the Military Service Pensions Collection, with Sam McGrath. Host and venue: Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 6pm. All welcome. Free. No booking required.

Saturday 2 November: Early Christianity in North Connacht: From Pagan to Viking, a conference. Host: Sligo Field Club, 11th Annual Conference. Venue: Sligo Park Hotel, Pearse Rd, Sligo Town. 9am to 5pm, with lunch and refreshments plus optional conference dinner €30, and outings on the Sunday morning. Tickets from €25 Students/€50. Details and booking.

Sunday 3 November: International Irish Famine Commemoration. Host and venue: Irish Cultural Centre, 106 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA. Official ceremony 10:30AM – 1PM, booking essential. Other activities in the afternoon do not require booking. Details.

Monday 4 November: Surviving the 17th Century? The Kennedys of Mt Kennedy, with Therese Hicks. Host and Venue: Royal Society of Antiquities, Helen Roe Theatre, Society House, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Monday 4 November: The Secrets in Dublin’s Place Names, with Cathy Scuffil. Host and venue: Ballyroan Library, 54 Orchardstown Ave, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. 6:30pm. Free. All welcome. Booking advised.

Thursday 7 November: Archival medievalisms, ancient records and Ireland's search for a usable past: reflections on the C19th from the Beyond 2022 Project, with Dr Peter Crooks. Host: Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies. Venue: Seminar Room, PRONI, Belfast. 7pm. All welcome.

Thursday 7 November:The cult of relics in medieval Ireland: Power, Patronage and Devotion, with Dr Niamh Wycherley. The St Willibrord Biennial Lecture. Host: Carlow County Museum and St Laserians' Cathedral. Venue: St Laserian's Cathedral, Old Leighlin, Co Carlow. Free admission. All welcome. 7pm.

Thursday 7 November: The Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection, with Michael Keane. Host: Part of the Decade of Commemorations conference. Venue: Lough Rea Hotel and Spa, Athenry Rd, Loughrea, Co Galway. 7pm. Free. All welcome.

Saturday 9 November: The National Library's History & Heritage: a guided tour. Host and venue: NLI, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Saturday 9 November: Irish family history research, free help and guidance, with the Mayo Genealogy Group. Host and venue: National Museum of Ireland, Country Life, Turlough, Co Mayo.  11:30am - 1pm. All welcome. No booking required.

Saturday 9 November: Finding an Irish Immigrant's place of origin, with Tom Rice CG. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: Library and Research Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN, USA. 10:30am to Noon. All welcome. Non members fee: $20. Details and pre-registration.