Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Irish genealogy, history and heritage events: 29 May to 10 June

Monday 29 May Late May Bank Holiday in Northern Ireland. Repositories and libraries closed.

Tuesday 30 May: The Workhouse System in Ireland, with Dr Robyn Atcheson. A hybrid event hosted by North of Ireland Family History Society, Causeway C&G Branch. 8pm to 10pm. Details.

Tuesday 30 May: A History of Housing in Dublin –Bally-far-out: Housing Since the 1950s. An in-person event. The last in a series with historian Donal Fallon exploring the social and architectural hsitory of housing in the capital. Hosted by Culture Connects at Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin 8. 6:30pm. Tickets free but booking essential.

Tuesday 30 May: Preserving your family papers, with Rene Franklin. Hosted by Kilrush and District Historical Society. A hybrid event. In-person venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 8pm. All welcome. KDHS lectures are free to members, EUR5 for non-members, payable on the night only. Details.

Wednesday 31 May: Photographs as historical sources, an NLI/HistoryIreland Hedge School. An in-person event at the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. 7pm - 8pm. All welcome. Free, but need to book.

Wednesday 31 May: Exhibition launch: ‘hearts ne’er waver’: The Women Prisoners of the Irish Civil War. Opens today to in-person visitors and will run in parallel with 'Voices', an exhibition by artist margo McNulty inspired by the Civil War women prisoners. Venue: Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Inchicore, Dublin 8. 9:30am to 5:30pm. Free. All welcome and no booking required. Details.

Thursday 1 June: Exploring Climate Change and Culture and Heritage, a one-day conference to explore the solutions needed to protect Ireland's culture and heritage from the impacts of climate change. Hosted by the Royal Irish Academy. In-person venue: RIA, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 10am to 4:30pm. Free event but booking is essential.

Thursday 1 June: Director's Tour of the National Library of Ireland. Meet new Director Dr Audrey Whitty on this in-person tour of the Library, its magnificent Reading Room and more, and explore its links to some of Ireland's greatest writers and thinkers. Venue: NLI, 7/8 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 6pm to 7pm. Meet in Front Hall. Entry free and no booking required. Details.

Saturday 3 June: Remembering Women in the Revolutionary Years, a Drogheda Perspective 1922-23, an in-person event hosted by Drogheda Civic Trust. Venue: St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Peter Street, Drogheda. Co Louth. 9:30am to 1pm. All welcome. A light lunch is included. Free. Need to book.

Saturday 3 June: Most branch librairies closed in Republic due to this being a bank holiday weekend.

Monday 5 June Bank Holiday in Republic of Ireland. All repositories and many businesses closed. Most reopen Tuesday.

Thursday 8 June: Middle-Class Life in Victorian Belfast, an in-person event with Alice Johnson. Host: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm to 2pm. Free but need to book. All welcome.

Thursday 8 June: Introduction to the Valuation Archives at Tailte √Čireann, an in-person event hosted by Dublin Culture Club. Venue: Tailte √Čireann, Irish Life Centre, Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1 / Valuation Division in Block 2. 3:30pm. Meet in main reception 3:20pm. Free. Need to book as tickets are limited. Details.

Thursday 8 June: The Empire Writes Back: The Form and Function of Gaelic in Eighteenth-Century Letters. An in-person event hosted by Royal Irish Academy. Venue: RIA, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 5pm to 7pm. Free. All welcome. Booking essential.

Saturday 10 June: 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.

Saturday 10 June: Hunt Family Research - an Adventure in Protestant and Catholic Family Relations, with Kate Nelson. Hosted online by the Irish Genealogical Research Society's Ireland Branch. Zoom All welcome. 14:30 - 16:00. Tickets (£5 non-members/Members free) must be booked. Details.

Saturday 10 June: Book launch: Kilcomin Graveyards, County Offaly, by Stephen Callaghan. An in-person event hosted by Offaly Heritage at Shinrone Community Centre, The Green, Shinrone, Co. Offaly. 8pm. All welcome. Free. No booking required.

Saturday 10 June: Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House in a time of War & Revolution. A talk by Terence Dooley. An in-person event hosted at Farmleigh House & Estate, White's Road, Phoenix Park, Dublin. 3pm to 4pm. Sold Out.