Monday 27 January 2020

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 27 Jan - 9 Feb

Monday 27 January: Impressions of a visitor to Dublin in 1806–7, with Angela Byrne. From accounts of everyday life in Ireland following the 1798 & 1803 rebellions. Venue and host: Blanchardstown Library, The Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15. 6:30-7:30pm. Booking essential: 01 890 5560.

Monday 27 January: All that remained’— The Four Courts Blaze of 1922, a panel discussion with Catriona Crowe, Zoe Reid and Lar Joye. Host: Out of the Ashes Lecture Series. Venue: Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2. 6:30pm to 8pm. The event is free but registration is essential.

Tuesday 28 January: Freeholders, Electors and Absent Voters, with Ian Montgomery. Host: North of Ireland FHS, Belfast branch. Venue: C. S. Lewis Room, Holywood Arches Library, 4-12 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 28 January: Rev Traill’s Survey of Ballintoy Parish, with Robert Corbett. Host: North of Ireland FHS, Causeway branch. Venue: Sandal Centre, Main Hall. Knocklynn Rd, Coleraine BT521WT. 8-10pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 28 January: My Grandfather's 1870s Sojourn in Australia, with Michael Tubridy. Host: Kilrush and District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 8pm. All welcome. Members free. Non-members €5 at the door.

Wednesday 29 January: The causes of crime in mid-Antrim in the nineteenth century, with Dr Elaine Farrell. (+ AGM). Host: Carrickfergus & District Historical Society. Venue: The Dobbs Room, Town Hall, Joymount, Carrickfergus, BT38 7DL. 8pm. All welcome.

Thursday 30 January: The Hore family of Dungarvan, with Julian Walton. Part of the Dunhill History Lectures Series XIV. Venue: Dunhill Multi-Education Centre (opposite GAA grounds), Dunhill Ecopark, Co Waterford. 8pm. Followed by Q&A and light refreshments. All welcome.

Thursday 30 January: DNA talk for beginners, with Martin McDowell. Host: North of Ireland Family Family History Society, Ballymena Branch. Venue: Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre, 1-29 Bridge St, Ballymena BT43 5EJ. 7:15pm. All welcome.

Friday 31 January: Crisis and long-term effects – the 1918 ti 1919 influenza pandemic in Waterford and Ireland, with Dr Ida Milne. 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 31 January: Portumna Workhouse and its notorious master, Henry Ogle, with David Broderick. Venue: Borrisoleigh Community Centre, Pallas Street, Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary. 8pm. Admission €5. All welcome.

Monday 3 February: The L’Derry & Lough Swilly Railway, with Richard Lyons. Host: 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 3 February: 18th-Century Sources for Family History Research, with William Roulston. 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.

Monday 3 February: Michael Collins, a film screening, introduced by Dr Patrick Murphy and with Q&A discussion after screening. Host: Nottingham Irish Studies Group. Venue: The Nottingham Irish Centre, 2-4 Wilford Street, Nottingham, UK, NG2 1AA. 7:30pm to 10pm. Details.

Monday 3 February: A history of Lemon's Pure Sweets, with Cormac Moore. Host: Mondays at the Mess Series. Venue: Richmond Barracks (off Bulfin Rd, corner of Emmet Road (R810), behind St Michael’s Church), Inchicore, Dublin 8. 11am. All welcome. Tickets €5 which includes tea/coffee & scone can be booked through Ticketsolve.

Tuesday 4 February: DNA and Taking It Further, with Martin McDowell. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Tyrone Branch. Venue: Omagh Library, 1 Spillars Place, Irishtown Rd, Omagh BT78 1HL. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 5 February: Fake News and Irish Freedom – the media, censorship, and propaganda 1919-1923, with Ian Kenneally. Host: Kildare Local History Group. Venue: Áras Bhríde (Parish Centre), Bride Street, Kildare Town. Refreshments served from 7:30pm; talk begins at 8pm. Free. All welcome. Details.

Thursday 6 February: Visualising the past: Waterford County Museum’s photographic archive, with William Fraher. Part of the Dunhill History Lecture Series XIV. Venue: Dunhill Multi-Education Centre (opposite the GAA grounds), Dunhill, Co Waterford. 8pm. Followed by a Q&A and light refreshments.

Saturday 8 February: Intermediate Irish Records, with Jill Williams FIGRS. Host: Scottish Genealogy Society. Venue: SGS Family History Centre, 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL, Scotland. 10am-noon. Fee: £10. Booking essential. One space remaining on 27 Jan.