Monday 24 February 2020

Irish genealogy & history events, 24 February - 8 March

Tuesday 25 February: Treating shellshock and severed limbs: WWI veterans at Leopardstown & Blackrock hospitals, with Dr Eoin Kinsella. Host and venue: National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. Free. No booking required. All welcome. 6pm. Cancelled.

Tuesday 25 February: A Beginner’s guide to using DNA in Family History, with NIFHS Martin McDowell. Host and venue: Ballymena Central library, 5 Pat's Brae, Ballymena, BT43 5AX. 11am. Free. Phone 028 2544 2428 or email to book.

Tuesday 25 February: Music, Temperance and Bands: Limerick and Kilrush, 1830-1890, with Dr Derek Mulcahy. Host: The Kilrush and District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 8pm. All welcome. Members, free. Non-members €5 on the door. Postponed due to weather.

Tuesday 25 February: Protestant and Irish post-Independence - Tango or Tangent? with Dr Ida Milne and Ian d'Alton. Kilkenny Home Rule Club, John's Quay, Kilkenny. 8:30pm. Admission €5. Refreshments served. All are welcome.

Wednesday 26 February: The foundation of St Micheal's Hospital, Dún Laoghaire, with Tom Conlon. Host: Old Dublin Society. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 6pm. All welcome. Free.

Thursday 27 February: "Hall and Tent" - Entertaining West Cork 1920-1970, with Carmel Flahavan. Host: Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage. Venue: The Parish Centre, Western Road, Clonakilty, Co Cork. 8pm. All welcome.

Thursday 27 February: Finding medieval Stradbally, with Dave Pollock. Host: 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.

Monday 2 March: Emigration from the Foyle by Sail and Steam, with Brian Mitchell. 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 2 March: Titanic Task – Tracing Crossgar’s Titanic Victim, with Maureen McKinney. 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 3 March: Emigration from North West Ulster, with Dr Paddy Fitzgerald. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Tyrone branch. Venue: Mellon Centre Library, Ulster American Folk Park, 2 Mellon Road, Omagh, County Tyrone, BT78 5QU. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 4 March: Rebellious women in the National Library: Archival collections of women in Irish politics, ca 1870-1918, with Ciara Stewart. This lunchtime talk marks International Women’s Day (on 8 March). Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1:05pm. Booking not required. All welcome!

Wednesday 4 March: The Incredible Untold Story of Mary Elms, the Irish Oskar Schindler, with Clodagh Finn. Host: Cill Dara Historical Society. Venue: Áras Bhríde (Parish Centre), Bride Street, Kildare Town. Refreshments served from 7:30pm; talk begins at 8pm.

Thursday 5 March: Get the steam up! (The life of a railway fireman), with Nigel Porter. Poyntzpass and District Local History Society. Venue: Meeting Place, Poyntzpass Community Centre, Church Street, Poyntzpass, Co Armagh. Details. 8pm. All welcome.

Thursday 5 March: Thomas Meagher (1789?-1874): the forgotten father of Thomas Francis Meagher, with Eugene Broderick. Host: 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 7 March: Digital Roadshow - Telling Your Family Story. Hosts: North of Ireland Family History Society, with Centre for Data Digitisation & Analysis, Queen’s University Belfast. Venue: Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre, 26 Market Square, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, BT70 1AB. 10am - 4pm. Free entry. Free Refreshments. All welcome.