Monday 18 July 2022

Irish genealogy, history and heritage events, 18-31 July

Monday 18 July: The Door, a talk with Dr James Curry discussing a sculpture by Joe Moran installed next to Ringsend Library. The sculpture deals with domestic violence against women and was installed on International Women's Day 2008. Hosted by Dublin City Libraries, the in-person lecture will take place at Ringsend Library, Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 4. 6:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 19 July: Daniel O'Connell and Dublin City Council, an online talk with Dr Sylvie Kleinman, followed by discussion on the Dublin Transcription Project. Host: Dublin City Libraries. Free. All welcome. 2pm to 3pm. Need to book. Details.

Tuesday 19 July: The Irish Civil War Part 2: From Béal na Bláth to Arms Dump, with Cathy Scuffil. An in-person event at Kevin Street Library, 18 Kevin Street Lower, Dublin 8. Free. 6:30pm–7:30pm. Need to register.

Wednesday 20 July: The Murder Machine, with Dr Séamas Ó Donnghaile discussing Patrick Pearse's essay on Irish education, which, he argued, robbed Irish children of their identity. An in-person talk at the James Connolly Visitor Centre, 374-376 Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6DG. All welcome. 7pm. Register by email to

Thursday 21 July: Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Walking Tour. Meet Richmond Barracks at 11am for 75-minute guided walk exploring Dublin’s rich historical and political landscape. Tickets €10.00 adults / €8.00 conc. Need to book.

Saturday 23 July: A Graveside Commemoration of musician Edward Bunting. An in-person event at Mount Jerome Cemetery, 158 Harold's Cross Road, Dublin, with music, poetry and oration. Includes wreath laying by Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media. Hosted by the Harps Alive Festival 2022. 3pm to 4pm. Tickets essential. Donations appreciated.

Saturday 23 July: Arthur Griffith walking tour. A guided walk from Henrietta Street through to Glasnevin cemetery via Arthur Griffith's birthplace on Dominick street, with John Seery. Meet 11am outside the Tenement Museum, 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1. 90 Minutes. Read more on Eventbrite Booking. Tickets €11.53.

Saturday 23 July: Goldenbridge Cemetery Tour. Hosted by Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin 8 where the tour starts at 1pm (ends c2:15pm.) Price: €10.00 adults / €8.00 concession. Need to book in advance, here.

Thursday 28 July: Introduction to Research in the National Library, an online talk with Maeve Casserly introducing the library’s collections, catalogues and online sources. Host: National Library of Ireland. This event will have Irish Sign language Interpretation and live captioning. 1pm. Free. All welcome. Need to book.

Thursday 28 July: Civil War or Counter-Revolution? a talk with Dr Brian Hanley and John Dorney. In-person. Venue: The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Saturday 30 July: A celebration of recent history publications by Dublin City Council. An in-person event from 10am to 5pm. Venue: Richmond Barracks. Inchicore. Dublin 8. Price €5 / €3. All welcome.

Sunday 31 July: Women in History Tour, an in-person guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery exploring the lives of women who played a pivotal role in Irish history. Meet in Prospect Gallery, Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 at 2pm. Booking required. Fee: €13 adult / €11 conc. Details.

Sunday 31 July: Walking tour of Moore Street, Kilrush. Hosted by Kilrush & District Historical Society. Meet at the Teach Ceoil, Kilrush, Co Clare at 3pm. Free. All welcome.