irish genealogy, history and heritage events, 21 June to 4 July


Tuesday 22 June The Marianna O’Gallagher Memorial Session: Strokestown Famine Orphans in Quebec. Part of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies Annual Meeting. 10am–11:30am EDT. Dr. Mark McGowan will be joining Caroilin Callery and Dr. Jason King to discuss a recent short film entitled “Strokestown Famine Orphans in Quebec and New York.” Need to register. (The film may be viewed prior to the session on YouTube.)

Thursday 24 June: Children during The War of Independence, with Liz Gillis. Host: Donegal County Library Service. Free online lecture. All welcome. Register here.

Thursday 24 June: The Protestant experience of the War of Independence, with Professor Terence Dooley. Host: Monaghan’s War of Independence lecture series from Monaghan County Museum. Free lecture on Facebook and YouTube, 7pm. All welcome.

Thursday 24 and Friday 25 June: Dwelling(s) in Nineteenth-Century Ireland, a two-day virtual conference hosted by the Society for Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland (SSNCI) and University College Cork. Programme and details. All welcome, but registration is required.

Friday 25 June: Past Lives: Exploring histories of family

, an Ireland-Australia themed online session. Host: Department of History, University of Limerick. 11am to Noon (GMT+1). All welcome. Free.

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Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June: The Genealogy Show 2021. Organised in the UK, the event includes speakers from around the world and includes talks on many ‘international’ topics, ie Irish, German, Jamaican, Dutch and Australian family history research, as well as how-to advice on techniques, DNA results, using archives or specific software, occupations and, of course, research guidance on English, Scottish and Welsh record collections. Talks are broadcast every 40 minutes around the clock for 48 hours and then become available on demand for 30 days, so you can watch lectures in your own time zone and at your convenience. Tickets £20-£30. Website.

Wednesday 30 June: Deep Histories, Deepening Connections: The UK and Ireland’s Lost Records, an afternoon conference hosted by The National Archives (UK) to mark the 99th anniversary of the destruction of the PROI in the opening battle of the Irish Civil War. Starts 2pm. Ends 5pm. Free. In a series of discussions and presentations, the converence will reveal the surprising stories behind medieval tax finance and the accounting scandals that led to centuries of Irish records being sent to England, and tackle the conservation challenges of providing access to premodern collections. Need to register.

Thursday 1 July: The land question and revolution in Monaghan, with Professor Terence Dooley. Host: Monaghan’s War of Independence lecture series from Monaghan County Museum. Free lecture on Facebook and YouTube, 7pm. All welcome.

Friday 2 July: What happened to Limbo? with Dr Christy Cunniffe exploring Limbo’s significance with reference to the traditions and practices around death and burial in Ireland with a special focus on deviant burial. Host: Irish Workhouse Portumna’s First Friday Series of lectures. Online. 8pm. Tickets €5. Details.

Source: IrishGenealogyNews https://www.irishgenealogynews.com/

Posted On: June 21, 2021 at 07:10AM