Monday, 7 October 2019

Irish genealogy and history events, 7-20 October

Monday 7 October: Ballymacarrett Graveyard, with Charlotte Murtagh. Host: NIFHS, Killyleagh branch. Venue: Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, Co. Down, BT30 9QF. 8pm to 10pm. Free. All welcome.

Monday 7 October: Online resources for family and local history, a practical workshop. Host and venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Each workshop will start with an orientation tour of PRONI, followed by an introduction to searching online resources. Free. Need to book. Fully Booked.

Tuesday 8 October: Lisburn, Belfast and the Growth of the Linen Industry, with Dr Ciaran Toal. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn branch. Venue: Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT 28 1XP. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 8 October: Ballycarry DNA Project Launch. Hosts: North of Ireland Family History Society with Ballycarry Community Association. Venue: Ballycarry Community Centre, 48 West Street, Ballycarry, Co Antrim, BT38 9HR. Free. 7:45pm. No booking required. Details. All welcome.

Tuesday 8 October: From Tullamore to Trinidad – the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection as a genealogical source, with Robert McEvoy. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. €4.

Tuesday 8 October: Irish Records – they all went up in smoke, didn't they? with Jill Williams FIGRS. Host: North Ayrshire Family History Society. Venue: Community Room of Largs Library, Allanpark Street, Largs, Scotland. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 8 October: From Workhouse to Nursery: the Co Clare Mother & Baby Home 1922-1932, with Rita McCarthy. Host: Clare Archaeology and History Society. Venue: Old Ground Hotel, O'Connell Street, Ennis, Co Clare. 8pm. Free to members. Non-members €5. All welcome.

Wednesday 9 October: The Liffey's place in the development of Dublin, with Christopher Moriarty. Host: The Old Dublin Society. Venue: Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. All welcome. Free. 8pm.

Wednesday 9 October: Kilkenny famine experience, with Fin Dwyer. Host and venue: Home Rule Club, 3 John’s Quay, Kilkenny. Admission €5. All welcome. Tickets at the door. 8:30pm. Refreshments served.

Wednesday 9 October: A national treasure trove: using the National Archives for my research, a talk by Ryan Tubridy. Host and venue: National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. 5:30pm. All welcome. Free, but need to book.

Thursday 10 October: Willie Redmond and the Great War, with John Green. Host: Antrim and Down Branch of the Western Front Association. Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. 6:30pm to 8:45pm. £4 donation requested. All welcome.

Thursday 10 October: The Border and the Democratic Programme, with Berni Dwan, Padraig Yeates and Cormac Moore. Part of the Dublin in the Era of the Tan War series. Host: Near 90.3fm. Venue: Donaghmede Library, Donaghmede Post Office, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Dublin 13. Doors open 6:15pm for 6:30pm start. Evening includes music. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 10 October: Se├ín Hogan: a troubled journey, with John Connors. Host: Fethard Historical Society. Venue: ICA Hall, Fethard, Co Tipperary. 8pm. All welcome. Admission is €5, which includes tea and coffee after the talk.

Friday 11 October: Historical Ordnance Survey Maps, a practical workshop. Host and venue: Host and venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Free. 11am–1pm. Fully booked.

Saturday 12 October: Brickwalls, with Audrey Leonard. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: IGSI 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.

Saturday 12 October: 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 12 October: Genealogy Seminar, a day seminar. Host and venue: Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11. 9:30am–4:30pm. Individual admission €40; two people admission €60. All welcome. Details and booking.

Monday October 14: Researching your WW1 Ancestors, with Alan Rosborough. Host: NIFHS, Newtownabbey branch. Venue: Glengormley High School, Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. 7pm – 9pm.

Wednesday 16 October: Women in Dublin before the Black and Tans, with Berni Dwan, Maeve Cassidy and Mary Muldowney. Part of the Dublin in the Era of the Tan War. Host: Near 90.3fm. Venue: Raheny Library, Howth Rd, Raheny, Dublin 5. Doors open 6:15 for 6:30pm start. Evening includes music. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 17 October: Neutrals, Immigrants, Aliens, Evacuees – The Irish in Britain during WW2, with Dr Jennifer Redmond. Hosts: PRONI and the Ulster Society of Irish Historical Studies. Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 7pm. All welcome. Free but need to book.

Thursday 17 October: The history of Belfast City Cemetery, with Tom Hartley. Host and venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Free. All welcome. Details. 1.00pm.

Friday 18 October: Pirates, slaves and shipwrecks – the maritime heritage of Waterford's coast, with Dr Connie Kelleher. Host: Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society. Venue: St Patrick's Gateway Centre, Patrick St, Waterford City. 8pm. Members free; non-members €5. All welcome.

Friday and Saturday 18 and 19 October: Back To Our Past exhibition and Genetic Genealogy Ireland conference. Venue: Main Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. GGI lectures in Merrion Room, above Main Hall. 10:30am–6:00pm both days. Free entry, see organiser's website.

Friday 18 to Sunday 20 October: Terence MacSwiney Weekend 2019, Revolution & Education. Host: Kilmurry Historical & Archaeological Association. Venue: Independence Museum Kilmurry, Lissarda, Co Cork. Speakers include Dr Cathal MacSwiney Brugha, Dr Sinead McCoole, Dr Neil Buttimer, Anne Twomey, Niall Murray. Opens 7:30pm Friday. Weekend tickets (€20) and programme on Eventbrite

Saturday 19 October: Irish Census Alternatives: The information was not all destroyed! with Audrey Leonard. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN, USA. 10:30am to Noon. All welcome. Non members fee: $20. Details and pre-registration.

Sunday 20 October: Finding Your American Cousins, with Donna Moughty. Part of the North of Ireland Family History Society's 40th Anniversary lecture series. Venue: Castle Upton Suite, Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick, Co Antrim. Admission: £5. All welcome. 2:30pm.