Monday 16 January 2023

Irish genealogy, history and heritage events, 16 - 29 January

Monday 16 January Researching Wills & Testaments, a 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.

Wednesday 18 January: Catholic circumvention of the Penal Laws in the 18th century, with Dr Emma Lyons. An in-person event. Host: Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society. Venue: Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow Town. 8pm. All welcome. Free.

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.

Wednesday 25 January: Hitler's Hangman, with Reinhard Heydrich, an in-person presentation by Peter Charleton JP. Host: Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society. Venue: The Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. 8pm. All welcome.

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. Online: email branch secretary at for zoom link. Details.

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.