Monday 17 April 2023

Irish genealogy, history and heritage events, 17-30 April

Monday 17 April: Larne in the Northern Ireland Screen Archives, a hybrid event hosted by the North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne Branch. In-person venue: Larne Museum and Arts Centre, 2 Victoria Road, Larne, Co Antrim. To attend, either in-person or online, contact Free. Starts 7:15pm. Details.

Monday 17 April: Rough Justice - Crime and Punishment in 1800s Dublin, an in-person event with James Scannell. Hosted by Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10. 6:30pm. Free. Book to attend.

Monday 17 April: Spiritual Wounds: Was there a silence about the Irish Civl War, with Dr Siobhra Aiken. A hybrid event hosted by Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society. In person: Big Screen show at Offaly History Centre, Bury Quay, Tullamore. 8pm. Also on zoom. Non-members welcome; email info @ for zoom access code. Cost: €2 members / €5 non-members.

Tuesday 18 April: The Role of the Land Agent in C19th Ulster, with Anne Casement. An in-person event hosted by NIFHS, Lisburn Branch. Bridge Community Centre, Railway St, Lisburn BT28 1XP. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 18 April: Rough Justice - Crime and Punishment in 1800s Dublin, an in-person event witgh James Scannell. Hosted by Dublin City Libraries. Venue: Drumcondra Library, Millmount Avenue, Dublin 9. 6:30pm. Free. Book here.

Wednesday 19 April: Kilkenny Tweed/Kilkenny Lace; Textiles in the 16th century, with Siobhan Corrigan. An in-person lecture hosted by Kilkenny Archaeological Society at Rothe House, Parliament St, Kilkenny. Fee: KAS Members €8 / Non-members €10. Details.

Wednesday 19 April: One Dublin, Multiple Crimes, with Myles Dungan exploring the early history of forensic science. An in-person event hosted by Tallaght Library County Library, Tallaght, Dublin,. 7pm. Free. All welcome. Book here. Fully booked.

Thursday 20 April: Getting Started Workshop: Using Online Resources, an online workshop hosted by PRONI. 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Free. All welcome. Need to register.

Saturday 22 April: Slaughter on the Somme – Britain's bloddy battle of 1916, with Gerry White. 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 @ or phone 021-4270679.

Saturday 22 April: West Cork Railways – birth, beauty and betrayal, with Chris Larkin. An in-person talk hosted by Cork City Libraries. Venue: Glanmire Library, Hazelwood Shopping Centre, Glanmire, Co. Cork. 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Booking essential; call library on 021 492 9795.

Saturday 22 April: Drogheda Remembers the Irish Civil War 1922-23, an in-person conference hosted by Drogheda Civic Trust. The conference commemorates the Civil War and its impact on Drogheda. Speakers: Lt-Colonel Stephen Mac Eoin, Liz Gillis and Sean Collins MA. Venue: St. Peter's Church, Peter Street, Drogheda, Co Louth. 10am to 1pm. Need to book but tickets are free. Details.

Sunday 23 April: Mill Road Manors, a walking tour with Dr Paul O'Brien exploring the history of the houses and the merchants who built them. Free. Meet up in front of Scoil ├Źde, Corbally Road, Limerick City at 2pm. All welcome.

Monday 24 April: The Business of Death, with Natalie Greenwood and Claire Cock Starkey. An online event hosted by Grave Matters featuring three speakers on topics related to death. 6pm. Free. Details.

Monday 24 April: 1923 - The End of the Civil War, a centenary lecture with Dr Mel Farell. Host and venue: Carlow College, St Patricks, College Street, Carlow Town. 1:45pm to 2:45pm. Free. Booking required.

Tuesday 25 April: The Genealogy of Rathlin Island, Ballycastle and the Glens, a hybrid event with Dr Nic Wright. Hosted by North of Ireland Family History Society, Causeway C&G Branch. Venue: Sandel Centre, Knocklynn Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland. 8pm–10pm. For online access, email the branch secretary at causeway @ for zoom link. Details.

Tuesday 25 April: Rough Justice - Crime and Punishment in 1800s Dublin, an in-person event witgh James Scannell. Hosted by Dublin City Libraries. Venue: Kevin Street Library, 18 Lower Kevin Street, Dublin 8. 6:30pm. Free. Book here to attend.

Tuesday 25 April: Connecting cartography: 'The Looney Map' of Tipperary, with Dr Catherine Porter. An in-person event hosted by Tipperary County Council Library Service. Venue: Tipperary Studies, the Gallery, The Source Library, Thurles. Part of the People and Places Lecture Series. Admission is free. Tea and coffee served. For details, Tel (052) 6166123 or email studies @

Tuesday 25 April: WikiTree, a hybrid event with Anne Johnston. Hosted by the North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast Branch. In-person venue to be confirmed. 7:30pm. For online link, email Belfast @ Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 26 April: The Powers of Co. Waterford, with Julian Walton FIGRS. An in-person event hosted by the Barony of Gaultier Historical Society. 8pm. Venue: The Gaultier Room, Woodlands Hotel, Dunmore Road, Waterford. All welcome.

Thursday 27 April: Emigration to Australia & New Zealand, with Mike McKeag. A hybrid event hosted by the North of Ireland Family History Society, Ballymena Branch. In-person venue: Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre, 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena. 7:15pm. For zoom link, email Ballymena @ All welcome. Free.

Saturday 29 April: National Library of Ireland's Reading Rooms and Readers Ticket Office open to in-person visitors from 9:30 to 1pm. Kildare Street, Dublin 2.