Monday 6 January 2020

Irish family history and heritage events, 6-19 January

Monday 6 January: Granny’s Book – 300 Years in Inishowen, with Ruth Patterson. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Killyleagh branch. Venue: Killyleagh Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, Co Down, BT30 9QF. Free. All welcome. 8pm.

Tuesday 7 January: NIFHS Research Centre and Library reopens after seasonal break. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Rd, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 7LS. Details.

Wednesday 8 January: Getting Started, a practical workshop for beginners to clear essential research skills. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. 11am-1pm. Free. FULLY BOOKED. Future dates..

Thursday 9 January: “Eaten by a hog”: The early history of Kilmeadan, with Julian Walton. First of the Series XIV Dunhill History Lectures. Venue: Dunhill Multi-Education Centre (opposite GAA grounds), Dunhill Ecopark, Co Waterford. 8pm. Followed by Q&A and light refreshments. All welcome.

Thursday 9 January: The Irish Revolution – the arrival of the Black and Tans, with James Curry. First of a six-week series. Host: Dublin Libraries. Venue: Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7. Free. 6:30pm. All welcome.

Thursday 9 January: Leopardstown Racecourse, with Fergtus D'Arcy. Host: Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society. Venue: Glenalbyn Sports Club, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. Admissions €3.

Thursday 9 January: World War One Ireland exhibition, free quided tour. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm. All welcome. No booking required.

Thursday 9 January The significance and effect of the Irish Volunteerss attack on Kilmurry R.I.C. Barracks in January 1920, with Dr. John Borgonovo. Host: Kilmurry Historical & Archaeological Society. Venue: The Heritage Room, Independence Museum Kilmurry, Co Cork. 8pm. Members free / Non-members €5. All welcome.

Friday 10 January: Archives closed. The RCB Library, the repository of the Church of Ireland (Churchtown, Dublin 14), will be closed all day for staff training.

Friday 10 January: Using American Records to Tear Down Irish Brickwalls​, with Kevin Cassidy. Hosts: PRONI and Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Free. 1–2pm. All welcome. Register at EventBrite. Also online, LIVE, via PRONI on Facebook.

Monday 13 January: Members Workshop. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtownabbey branch. Venue: Drama Theatre, Glengormley High School, 134 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5HP. All welcome. Free. 7pm.

Monday 13 January: Hope and History, with Paul McFaddenHost: North of Ireland Family History Society, Foyle branch. Venue: Lecture Room of Derry City’s Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Londonderry, BT48 6AL. All welcome. Free. 7pm.

Monday 13 January: Online Resources for Family and Local History, a practical workshop with orientiation tour of PRONI, and an introduction to searching online resources. Host and venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. 11am to 1pm. Free. All welcome but places are limited and need to be reserved in advance. Details.

Tuesday 14 January: The present-day relevance of the Spanish Civil War and its victims, with Dr Chiara Tedaldi. UCD Lifelong Learning Taster Lecture series. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Noon. All welcome. Details.

Tuesday 14 January: Townlands, Maps & Directories, with Shane Wilson. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, 17 Cumberland St, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. All welcome. Contribution €3.00.

Tuesday 14 January: Stories from Stones: Researching Graveyards, with Tom Hartley. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn branch. Venue: Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT 28 1XP. All welcome. 7:30pm.

Wednesday 15 January: The Limerick Navigation, with Brian J Goggin. Host: Killaloe-Ballina Local History Society. Venue: The Lakeside Hotel, Ballina, Killaloe, Co. Clare. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 15 January: Experiences and contributions of women during the War of Independence, with Dr Mary McAuliffe. Host: Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society. Venue: Holy Rosary Family Centre, La Touche Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow. 8pm. All welcome. Details.

Friday 17 January: Using American records to tear down Irish brick walls, with Kevin Cassidy. Host: Accredited Genealogists Ireland. Venue: National Library of Ireland, 7-8 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, 2:30pm. Details.