Monday 31 May 2021

Irish genealogy and history events, 31 May to 13 June

Monday 31 May: Spring Bank Holiday in Northern Ireland (does not apply in RoI)

Monday 31 May: Blundell Castle, a public lecture exploring the wider historical and social context of this and other similar castles, plus presentation on recent community programme works at Blundell. Hosted by the Irish Archaeology Field School and Irish Heritage School. 6pm to 7:30pm. Online. Free. Need to register. Details.

Wednesday 2 June: Irish Ancestors and Irish Lives, with Roz McCutcheon FIGRS and Jill Williams FIGRS. Start of a six-week online course (ends 7 July) exloring the 17th-19th century social/political contexts of Irish life and where to find relevant genealogical and historical sources. Host: Society of Genealogists. Six two-hour sessions, 6pm to 8pm. £112.50/£90. Full details.

Thursday 3 June: Coming out of the pandemic: Onomastic research 2021 and beyond. The Deirdre Flanagan memorial lecture 2021. Host: Ulster Place Name Society. Online. Free. All welcome.Registration

Thursday 3 June: Virtual Exhibition Tour: From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence. Host: National Library of Ireland Photographic Archive. Free. 11am. Online. Need to register.

Friday 4 June: Celtic Crosses, Identity and Symbolism in late 19th and early 20th Century Belfast, with Bronagh Patricia Murray. Part of the annual HeroNI Lecture Series. Host: DfC Historic Environment. 1pm. Free. Details.

Friday 4 June: All the Bridgets: The Genealogy of an Irish Workhouse, with Clare Doyle. A First Friday Talk hosted by the Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna. Online. 8pm. €5. Booking.

Saturday 5 June to Sunday 6 June: Ontario Genealogical Society conference 2021. Additional single evening events held each day 31 May to 3 June, plus a full day Ancestry Day on Friday 4th. Main programme, with two streams of lectures, on both days of the weekend. Lectures in both streams will be recorded and available to all delegates for 30 days post-conference. Details.

Monday 7 June: Bank holiday Republic of Ireland. Business as usual in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 8 June: The Military Archives Pensions Collections, with Michael Keane, civilian archivest at Military Archives. Host: Kildare Military Seminar 2021. Live online presentation at 7:30pm. Free. Need to register.

Wednesday 9 June Ground-breaking developments in treatment of wounded on the Western Front, with Tom Scotland. Hosts: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the Western Antrim & Down Branch of the Western Front Association. Free, but need to register. 8pm to 9pm.

Thursday 10 June Representing the Last Moments of Irish Revolutionaries in Museums, with Dr Siobhán Doyle from the National Museum of Ireland. Host: Kildare Military Seminar 2021. Live online presentation at 7:30pm. Free. Need to register.

Friday 11 June: The Diaspora and the Irish Revolution, 1916-1923, a one-day conference. Host: Carlow College. Online. Free. Download full programme. Need to register. Full programme here.