Monday, 30 January 2023

Irish genealogy, history and heritage events, 30 Jan to 11 Feb

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.

Tuesday 31 January: The Harry Clarke Studios stained glass windows in St Senan's RC church in Kilrush, an in-person talk with John Glynn. Hosted by the Kilrush and District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Kilrush, Co Clare. 8pm. All welcome. €5 for non-members.

Wednesday, 1 February: Rebuilding a Ruptured Tradition: Catholic Architecture in Ireland, 1780-1829, a hybrid lecture presented by Dr Niamh NicGhabhann. Hosted by the University of Galway. Venue: Room G010, Hardiman Building, Moore Insitute, Galway or register for zoom link. 4pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 1 February: Socialism and Radical Republicanism, 1923–1939, with Sean Byers. An in-person talk. Venue: Aras Ui Chonghaile/James Connolly Visitor Centre, 374 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6DG. 7pm. All welcome. To register, email info @ arasuichonghaile.com.

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.

Monday, 6 February: St Brigid's Day Bank Holiday in the Republic of Ireland. All repositories closed.

Monday, 6 February: Unearthing the Treasures in the Registry of Deeds, with Natalie Bodle. A hybrid meeting hosted by the North of Ireland Family History Society's Foyle Branch. All welcome. Free. 7pm–8:30pm GMT. Details.

Monday 6 February: The Lifeboats of Dundrum Bay, with Barbara Lomas. An in-person event hosted by the North of Ireland Family History Society's Killyleagh Branch. Venue: Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, Co Down, BT30 9QF. All welcome. Free 8pm. Details.

Wednesday 8 February: Britishness and Commemoration, with Jenny Macleod. An online event hosted by the Antrim and Down branch of the Western Front Association and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. 7pm to 8pm GMT. Booking essential. All welcome.

Thursday 9 February: From Ribbon Gangs to Mayors - The Irish in Gateshead to 1945, with Steve Shannon. An in-person event hosted by Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4LN, UK. 6:30pm. All welcome. £3. Need to book at Eventbrite

Thursday 9 February: An Bhean Feasa - the Wise Woman in Irish folklore, with Niamh Ni Locheann. 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 9 February: An introduction to research in the National Library, an online event with Maeve Casserly. Host: NLI. 1pm. Free. All welcome. Need to book.

Saturday 11 February: Tracing the extended Boland family, with Donnacha DeLong. The Irish Genealogical Research Society will host the Ireland Branch's Spring lecture online. 2:30pm-4:00pm. Details. All welcome. Tickets €5 each for non-members.

Saturday 11 February: The 1798 UnitedIrishmen Walking Tour, with Sean Napier and Colm Dore. An in-person event. 11:30am–2pm. Meet at the Parish Church of St George, 105 High Street, Belfast BT1 2AG. £15pp. All welcome. Need to book.

Saturday 11 February: The 'Munster' and the Iron Man – a story of war in the air, with Patrick Sheehan. An in-person event hosted by Cork Public Museum. 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).