Monday 9 January 2023

Irish genealogy, history and heritage: First events listing of 2023

It looks like a fairly slow start to the new year, with many event programmes still not finalised or not yet published. I'll update the listing below as and when I learn of relevant additions.

Monday 9 January: Welcome to the White House, a video presentation. A hybrid event hosted by the North of Ireland Family History Society's Newtownabbey Branch. Online and in-person, the latter being held at Glengormley High School, Drama Theatre 134 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. 7pm. Those wishing to attend on zoom should e-mail the branch secretary at and they will be sent the link. Free and all welcome. Details.

Tuesday 10 January: Irish Service Women in the Great War, with Barbara Walsh. An online event hosted by the North of Ireland Family History Society's Lisburn Branch. 7:30pm. Email Lisburn @ to request zoom link.T

Tuesday 10 January: The McCombie Family of Monkstown, an online lecture by Cormac F Lowth. Hosted by Foxrock Local History Club. All welcome. 8pm. Free. Non-members please email info @ for details and zoom link.

Thursday 12 January: Far from the green fields of Erin: stories of Ulster emigration around the world, an online lecture with Dr David Hume who will epxlore Ulster emigration to Australia, North America and even Argentina. Hosted by Libraries NI, this event is part of the Heritage From Home (3) lecture series. 12:30pm (GMT). Free. All welcome. Need to book.

Thursday 12 January: Free Genealogy Advisory Service, a drop-in event hosted by Wicklow Libraries. Venue: Wicklow Local Studies, Salthouse Lane, Wicklow Town. 6:30pm to 8:30pm. All welcome.

Saturday 14 January: Secrets of the 1921 Scottish Census, with Tessa Spencer. A free online presentation (one of several) from The Scottish Indexes Conference. On Zoom and Facebook. All welcome. See details at

Monday 16 January Researching Wills & Testaments, an hybrid meeting hosted by the North of Ireland Family History Society's Foyle Branch. In-person at the Lecture Room, Derry's Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Derry City. Also online - email Foyle @ for zoom link. All welcome. Free. 7pm. Details.

Monday 16 January: The Tides of Time, with Dr David Hume. A hybrid meeting hosted by the North of Ireland Family History Society's Larne Branch. In-person at the Larne Museum and Arts Centre, 2 Victoria Road, Larne, Co Antrim. 7:15pm. Non-members should email to book a place by 12pm on Saturday prior to each meeting. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 17 January: County Tipperary in 1922 with Dr Denis G Marnane. An in-person event and part of the Tipperary People and Places Lecture series no.16. Host: Tipperary Studies, the local history department. of Tipperary County Librairies. 7pm. Free. Venue: Gallery of the Source Library, Thurles. Tea and coffeee served. All welcome. Details.

Tuesday 17 January: The History of Weather Reporting, with Evelyn Cusack. An in-person talk hosted by Foxrock Local History Club. Venue: Pastoral Centre in Foxrock, Co. Dublin (Junction N11 and Kill Lane). All welcome. 8pm. Non-members €5.

Wednesday 18 January: Putting Migration into Lurgan History, a talk by Dr Patrick Fitzgerald examining migration patterns of emigrants from Lurgan and the wider County of Armagh. Hosted by the Lurgan Townscape Heritage Scheme. In-person venue: Brownlow House, Windsor Avenue, Lurgan BT67 9BJ Northern Ireland. 7:30 – 9pm. Free. All welcome. Book your space.Details.

Thursday 19 January: Introduction to Researching at the National Library of Ireland, a free online talk to showcase the library's collections and online sources, and demonstrate how to search the catalogues. Host: National Library of Ireland. 1pm to 2pm. All welcome. Need to book.

Friday 20 January Irlandiya: Migrants from the Russian Empire in early 20th Century Ireland, with Dr Maurice J Casey. An online event hosted by Libraries NI's Heritage From Home (3) lecture series. 12:30pm GMT. Free. All welcome. Need to book.