Monday 4 November 2019

Irish genealogy and history events, 4-17 November

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.

Monday 4 November: St Columb's College First 100 Years, with Sean McMahon. Host: NIFHS, Foyle Branch. Venue: Derry Central Library, 35 Foyle St, Londonderry BT48 6AL. 7-9pm. Free. All welcome. Details.

Monday 4 November: As True as I’m Standing Here, with Dr Anne McVeigh. Host: NIFHS, Killyleagh Branch. Venue: Killyleagh Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, BT30 9QF. 8pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 5 November: Understanding Heraldry, with Mike McKeag, a workshop. Host and venue: North of Ireland Family History Society Research Centre, C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 7LS. 11am to 1pm. £8, payable at the session. 11am–1pm. Details.

Wednesday 6 November: Flying the Flag for Ireland: John Burke and the War of Independence, with Joe O Muircheartaigh. Host: Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series. Venue: Ennistymon Public Library, 10 Main St, Ennistymon, Co. Clare. 6:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 7 November: The Treaty of Limerick, 1691, with Jane Ohlmeyer, Clare Jackson and Thomas O'Connor. Host: In Our Time programme, presented by Melvyn Bragg. 'Venue': BBC Radio 4, UK. Free. Broadcast 9am. Also available as podcast after broadcast. Details.

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. Cancelled.

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.

Monday 11 November: Ireland and Europe, 1918–1920: Versailles Peace Treaty and Partition, with Dr Elaine Callinan and Dr Ida Milne. Host and venue: Carlow College, Cobden Hall, Carlow. 1:45pm. Free and all welcome.

Monday 11 November: Votes for Women: the Suffrage Movement in Ulster, with Myrtle Hill. Host: NIFHS, Newtownabbey branch. Venue: Glengormley High School, Ballyclare Rd, Newtownabbey, BT36 5HP. Free. 7pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 12 November: Griffiths Valuation and its place in Irish Genealogy, with Michael Walsh MAGI. Host and venue: National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. Free. 6pm. No booking required. All welcome. Details.

Tuesday 12 November: A Dander Down Railway Street, with Elizabeth Scott. Host: NIFHS, Lisburn branch. Venue: Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 12 November: The 19th Century Valuation of Ireland, with Frances McGee. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: DFEi, Cumberland St, DĂșn Laoghaire, Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. €3.

Tuesday 12 November: The Forgotten Landlord: Francis Rawdon Hastings, 2nd Earl of Moira, with Henry Wilson. 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 12 November: The Goodwin Family of Hell's Kitchen, New York City: A case study tracking an Irish-American family, with Kevin Cassidy. Host: Pottawattamie County Genealogy Society. Venue: 622 4th Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA. 6pm. Free. All welcome. Main doors lock shortly after 6pm.

Wednesday 13 November: Getting Started workshop for those interested in local and family history. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 11am to 1pm. Free. FULLY BOOKED.

Thursday 14 November: Using Land Records, with Andrew Kane. Host and venue: North of Ireland Family History Society Research Centre, C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 7LS. Fee: £8, payable at the session. 7pm–9pm. Details.

Friday 15 November: Connections and coincidences in emigration, with Dr Linde Lunney. Hosts: Ulster Historical Foundation and PRONI. Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. 1-2pm. Free, but need to book. All welcome.

Saturday 16 November: Finding Overseas Ancestors, with Lois Abromatis Mackin. 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.

Saturday 16 November: War of Independence seminar. Host: Federation of Local History Societies. Venue: Harbour Hotel, New Docks, Galway City. 10:30am to 4pm. Fee €20. Need to reserve your place but you can pay on the door. Details.

Sunday 17 November: The Life and Times of Napper Tandy, with Brendan Matthews. Host: Meath Archaeological and Historical Society. Venue: GAA Hall, Stamullen. Co Meath. 3pm. Free but donations accepted. Details.