Monday 19 June 2023

Irish genealogy, history and heritage events, 19 June - 2 July

Monday 19 June: Malone House, with Alun Evans. A hybrid event hosted by the North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne Branch. Venue: Larne Museum and Arts Centre, 2 Victoria Road, Larne, BT40 1RN. 7:15pm–8:45pm. All welcome. Details.

Thursday 22 June Charities and charitable acts recorded in the Registry of Deeds. An in-person Culture Club event. Venue: The Registry of Deeds, Henrietta Street, Dublin 1. 12pm. Details.

Thursday 22 June: PRONI 100: Celebrating a Century, a hybrid event to mark the 100th anniversary of the repository's establishment and to celebrate its past, present and future. Host: The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. The free event will be held at PRONI from 12pm – 1:30pm, but will also be available online. Booking is essential and you can choose either the in-person or online option.

Friday 23 June: People and Places, an in-person exhibition tour. Includes a selection of photos taken 1858-2001 showcasing the breadth of photography in the NLI's collection that relate to the history of cities, villages and townlands across the island, and the people who inhabit them. 11am. Venue: National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Sq. Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Booking.

Friday 23 June: The Anglo-Irish Treaty – public responses (or lack of) of loyalists and unionists in Limerick, with Dr. Brian Hughes. An in-person event. Part of the Treaty Discussions Lunchtime Series which accompanies the National Archives touring exhibition on the signing of the Anglo Irish Treaty in 1922. Venue: Istabraq Hall, Merchants Quay, Limerick City. 1pm–2pm. Free. Details.

Saturday 24 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.

Tuesday 27 June: National Archives of Ireland Reading Room will be closed to the public until 2pm.

Tuesday 27 June: The early censuses of Ireland and their surviving original returns, with Dr Brian Gurrin. An online lecture hosted by the National Archives of Ireland. Free. All welcome but need to book. 6pm.

Tuesday 27 June: Gaining International Recognition - Joining the League of Nations, an in-person event with Conor Moore. Part of the Ireland in 1923 lecture series. Venue: Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Free, and all welcome, but registration required; send email to historians @ 6:30pm.

Thursday 29 June: All Dublin City Libraries branches will close from 1pm for staff training.

Friday 30 June "Spies and Robbers beware!" The execution of civilians suspected of spying by the Anti-Treaty IRA, with Padraig Óg O'Ruairc. 1pm–3.30pm. In-person event. Venue: People’s Museum, Pery Square, Limerick City. Free. Last of the Treaty Discussions Lunchtime Series which accompanies the National Archives touring exhibition on the signing of the Anglo Irish Treaty in 1922. Lecture followed by a Q&A with all previous speakers from this Treaty lecture series, and LCCC Archivist Jacqui Hayes. Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be provided. Need to book.

Friday 30 June: Changing Ireland: Stories from the Collection 1900-2020, an in-person event with Orlaith Styles and Muiris Wade, curatorial researchers from the National Museum of Ireland's Art & Industry division. This exhibition explores Irish history from 1900 to 2020, and the speakers will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the work needed to launch an exhibition. Free. Need to book. Meet in reception area at NMI, Collins Barracks, Benburb St, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 at 11:20am.

Saturday 1 July: Virtual Treasury 101 Research Showcase: Into the Past + Back to the Future – marking the 101st Anniversary of the Four Courts Blaze. 1:30pm–5pm. Venue: Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre (Room 2043), TCD Arts Building, College Green, Dublin 2 (entrance via Nassau Street Gate). Optional pre-event demonstration: How to use the Virtual Treasury, with Dr Ciarán Wallace. In-person venue: Jonathan Swift Theatre (Room 2041a), Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Free. Need to book.