Monday, 23 January 2023

Irish genealogy, history and heritage events, 23 Jan. to 5 Feb.

Tuesday 24 January: The Irish and the American Civil War: People, Stories and Voices, with Dr Damian Shiels. An online Tuatha Talk hosted by Alberta Heritage. 19:30 – 20:45 GMT. Free. All welcome. Need to book.

Tuesday 24 January: The Ballykinlar Hut Project, with Mike King. An online evemt hosted by the North of Ireland Family History Society's Belfast Branch. 7:30pm–9pm GMT. Free. All welcome. Details.

Wednesday 25 January: Dungarvan before the Vikings! an in-person event with Dave Pollock. Host: Waterford County Museum Society. Venue: Waterford County Museum, Friary Street, Dungarvan. 7.30pm. All welcome. Fee €5.

Wednesday 25 January: West Cork Railways, Birth, Beauty and Betrayal, with Chris Larkin. An in-person event hosted by Skibbereen & District Historical Society. Venue: O’Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion, Skibbereen. 8pm. All welcome. Small fee for non-members. Details.

Wednesday 25 January: Hitler's Hangman, the life of Reinhard Heydrich, with Peter Charleton. An in-person event hosted by Westmeath Archaeological & Historical Society. Venue: The Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. 8pm. All welcome. Details.

Wednesday 25 January: Between Two Hells - The Irish Civil War Centenary, with Professor Diarmaid Ferriter. An in-person event. Hosted by the Historical Association at the Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG, UK. All welcome but need to book at Eventbrite. 7pm to 10pm.

Thursday 26 January Researching Farming Ancestors in County Antrim, with Dr William Roulston. A hybrid meeting hosted by the North of Ireland Family History Society's Ballymena branch. 7:15pm–8:45pm GMT. In-person at Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim. Details.

Thursday 26 January: The museums of Waterford City, with Eamonn McEneaney. An in-person event. Part of Julian Walton's Winter Lecture Series. Venue: Dunhill Multi-Education Centre, Dunhill Enterprise Park, Ballyphilip. Dunhill, Co Waterford. 7:30pm. Light refreshments served. All welcome. Free.

Thursday 26 January Holocaust Memorial Day 2023, with Eve Kugler telling her story as a child survivor. An in-person event hosted on-site by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. 11am. Free and all welcome. Booking essential.

Saturday 28 January: 'Dirty Shirts' – The Royal Munster Fusiliers in 1914, with John Ware. An in-person event hosted by Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald Park, Mardyke, Cork. Part of the museum's 2023 lecture series. Starts at 1pm. Free but need to book by email (museum @ corkcity.ie) or phone 021-4270679).

Saturday 28 January: Yeats Anniversary Poetry Readings, with musical interludes. Introduced by Niall MacMonagle. An in-person event. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 3:30pm–4:15pm. Fully booked.

Monday 30 January: The Grand Canal in Offaly in the 20th century: the end of the line and new horizons, with James Scully. A hybrid meeting. Venue: Offaly History, Bury Quay, Tullamore. 8pm. Non members wishing to attend online should email info@offalyhistory.com. All welcome. Admission: Members €2; Non-members €5.

Tuesday 31 January: History of PRONI & PRO Dublin, with Stephen Scarth. A hybrid event hosted by hosted by the North of Ireland Family History Society's Causeway C&G Branch. Venue: Sandel Centre, Knocklynn Road, Coleraine. 8pm GMT. All welcome. Details.

Thursday 2 February: Fion├ín Lynch – Rebel Kerryman to Circuit Court Judge, with Tim Lynch and his daughter Lasara. An in-person event hosted by Mount Merrion Historical Society. Venue: Fitzwilliam Rooms, The Community Centre, North Avenue, Mount Merrion, Dublin. 8pm. Admission: Members Free / Non-Members €4 / Students €2.

Thursday 2 February: The meanderings and machinations of a Meath man: The life, travels and works of Robert Wood, 1717-1772, with Rachel Finnegan. An in-person event. Part of Julian Walton's Winter Lecture Series. Venue: Dunhill Multi-Education Centre, Dunhill Enterprise Park, Ballyphilip. Dunhill, Co Waterford. 7:30pm. Light refreshments served. All welcome. Free.