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17 August 2015

Programme of events at Dublin City Library & Archive to mark Heritage Week 2015

Download Brochure here

Programme of events at Dublin City Library & Archive to mark Heritage Week include:

 Event 1: Wide Street Commission Talk in City Hall

‘Shaping the city: the maps and drawings of the Wide Streets Commissioners from 1757 to 1849’ by Dr. John Montague, Assistant Professor, College of Architecture, Art and Design, American University of Sharjah, Dubai

Date: Monday 24th August 2015 @1.10 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, D2

Admission Free: No booking required. Seats on first come, first served basis.

 

  Event 2: Walking tour: Dublin City and the Wide Street Commissioners

A guided tour with Dr. John Montague and Charles Duggan focusing on the work of the Wide Street Commissioners in shaping the buildings and streets of Dublin City. Organised by Dublin City Library & Archives in conjunction with DCC Heritage Office and DCC Community Section

Date Monday 24th August 2015 2.30 pm -3.30 pm

Meeting Point: Main Entrance to Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, D2

Admission free but booking essential: E: dublinpubliclibraries@dublincity.ie P: 01 674 4806

 

Event 3: Stories from the Great War

Based on the archives of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association, this illustrated talk by City Archivist Dr. Mary Clark tells the story of Irish soldiers on the Western Front; the Eastern Front (including Egypt and Gallipoli); the Home Front; post First World War and – unexpectedly – India and Pakistan.

Date: Tuesday 25 August 2015 at 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Rathmines Public Library

Admission free but booking essential: E: rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie

P: 01 674 4806

 

Event 4: Memories and Stories from Dublin’s Theatre Royal.

A concert performance originating with the holdings of Dublin City Library & Archive. Produced by Conor Doyle, godson to Jimmy O’Dea, and featuring songs and stories – the audience is encouraged to join in! Arranged in association with the City Hall Exhibition.

Date: Wednesday 26 August at 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Dublin’s City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This event is booked out

 

Event 5: Launch of Dublin City Library & Archive online databases

(in association with the National Archives of Ireland)

 

A range of databases, totalling over 5 million records, has recently been published on Dublin City Council’s website where it can be accessed free of charge: visit databases.dublincity.ie The databases are useful for genealogy, local history and social history and will be formally launched during Heritage Week by Councillor Vincent Jackson, Chair of Dublin City Council’s Commemorations Committee. Speakers will include the noted genealogist John Grenham (Dublin City Electoral Rolls); Dr. Mary Clark (Dublin Directory 1647-1706) and Ellen Murphy (Index to minutes of Dublin City Council). The Deputy City Librarian, Brendan Teeling and the Director of the National Archives, John McDonough, will also be present.

Date: Wednesday 26 August 2015 @ 5.30 p.m.

Heritage Week Family History Open Day at Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street. Tuesday 25 August 11.00am -4.00pm

Get expert help with searching Find my Past website and attend the series of talks on different aspects of family history.

Admission Free. Booking not required.

For Full Details download details here.

 

The Summer Talks at lunchtime will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August & September from 1-2pm.

Organised by Fiona Fitzsimons of Eneclann and Ancestor Network,  and hosted by the National Library,   these talks offer short introductions to Irish family history, heritage and social history topics, and are followed by a Q&A session with the expert.

Here are the speakers for week three.

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Kevin Whelan, (Notre Dame)

            Tuesday 18th of August

Using maps for thinking about history.

This talk Covers the range of historic maps available for Ireland as well as how to use them in understanding the evolution of the country. Kevin will illustrate both the maps themselves and how to extract usable data from them.

Venue: National Library of Ireland

Time:1-2pm

 

Professor Kevin Whelan is Director of the Keough Naughton Centre of the University of Notre Dame in Dublin. He has authored or edited twenty books and over one hundred articles, and he has lectured on Irish topics in fifteen countries. Among his books are The Tree of Liberty (1996), Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape (second edition, 2011) and Notre Dame and Ireland (2012).

 

 

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Andy Bielenberg (PhD)

Thursday 20th of August

The southern Protestant experience of war and revolution 1914-1923

Venue: National Library of Ireland

Time:1-2pm

Andy Bielenberg has lectured at the School of History in University College Cork since 1992, focusing on Irish economic and social history in the nineteenth and twentieth century. Recent publications include the monographs, ‘Ireland and the Industrial revolution; the impact of the industrial revolution on Irish industry, 1801-1922′ (Routledge, 2009), and An economic history of Ireland since independence (Routledge, 2014). In addition, in the last years he has also been researching, publishing and teaching on war and revolution in Ireland 1914-23, with a particular focus on Co Cork. Recent publications in this sphere include ‘Something in the nature of a massacre’ The Bandon valley killings revisited’ Eire-Ireland, vol. 49, Fall/Winter (2014). ‘Exodus; the emigration of Southern Irish Protestants during the Irish War of Independence and the Civil War’ Past and Present , no 218, February, (2013). His latest book is a jointly authored project transcribing Ernie O’Malleys notebooks for west Cork 1919-1923 as part of the Mercier Press series ‘The men will talk to me; interviews with Ernie O’Malley’.

 

7 August 2015

Lord Mayor's Certificate in Local Studies will be offered at Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Lord Mayor's Certificate in Local Studies will be offered at Dublin City Library & Archive, Perase Street, Dublin 2 on Tuesday evenings from mid-September 2015 to end April 2016.   Two bursaries in part-payment of fees are being offered by Dublin City Council in respect of this course.

 

Download here for information about the Bursaries.  Closing date for  receipt of applications for Bursaries is Friday 28 August 2015.

 

Download course Brochure here.  Closing date for receipt of applications for the course is Friday 4 September 2015.

 

Lord Mayor's Certificate in Oral History will be offered at Dublin City Library & Archive

The Lord Mayor's Certificate in Oral History will be offered at Dublin City Library & Archive on Monday evenings from mid-September 2015 to end April 2016.   Two bursaries in part-payment of fees are being offered by Dublin City Council in respect of this course.

 

Download here for information about the Bursaries.  Closing date for  receipt of applications for Bursaries is Friday 28 August 2015.

 

Download Brochure here.  Closing date for receipt of applications for the course is Friday 4 September 2015.

 

2 August 2015

 

The Summer Talks at lunchtime will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August & September from 1-2pm.

Organised by Fiona Fitzsimons of Eneclann and Ancestor Network,  and hosted by the National Library,   these talks offer short introductions to Irish family history, heritage and social history topics, and are followed by a Q&A session with the expert.

Here are the first two speakers.

 

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Gianpiero Cavallieri (RCSI)

Tuesday 4th of August

The Irish DNA Atlas

The Irish DNA Atlas is a genetic study of the Irish  population. The aim of the project is to describe patterns in Irish DNA,in the context of European and global genetic diversity. This work caninform on the history of the Irish population, as well as aid in efforts to better understand the role of DNA in disease. The project is being run as collaboration between the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Genealogical Society of Ireland. Dr Cavalleri will update the audience on how recruitment to the study is progressing, and the latest results to emerge from the project.

 

Time: 1-2pm

Venue:  National Library of Ireland

Gianpiero Cavalleri is Senior Lecturer in Human Genetics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Gianpiero is a graduate of Trinity College and completed a Ph.D. in human genetics at University College London. Prior to his appointment at RCSI in 2008, he worked at the Institute for Genome Science and Policy at Duke University, North Carolina. His area of scientific interest is the study of human genetic diversity in the context of population history and disease.

 

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Ned Kelly (NMI)

Thursday 6th of August

 Secrets of the Bog Bodies

Bog bodies are rare survivals of human remains from earlier times. The properties of bogs are such that, occasionally, bodies are preserved to an exceptional degree with hair, skin, hands, internal organs and other soft tissue intact. Prehistoric bog bodies found recently in Ireland have provided important new insights into pagan Celtic times. The killings were ritual in nature and related to ancient sovereignty rites. The talk will present some of the results of the forensic analysis of the Irish bog bodies to see what insights they provide into the ritual killings. The wider archaeological context of the finds will be examined including historical, mythological and folklore material, to provide insights into the secrets of the bog bodies.

 

Time: 1-2pm

Venue:  National Library of Ireland

Eamonn P. Kelly is the former Keeper of Irish Antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland where he worked extensively on diverse aspects of Irish archaeology. His radical theory to explain the phenomena of Irish bog bodies inspired a popular exhibition in the museum entitled ‘Kingship and Sacrifice’.

For further information see www.nli.ie and www.eneclann.ie/2015/07/free-summer-talks-in-the-nli-week-1/

 

2 August 2015

Genealogy at Lunchtime. Free Genealogy Lunchtime Talks at National Library of Ireland every Tuesday and Thursday in August. No booking required. See further details at www.nli.ie

Organised by Fiona Fitzsimons of Eneclann and Ancestor Network, and hosted by the National Library, these talks offer short introductions to Irish family history, heritage and social history topics, and are followed by a Q&A session with the expert.

The following lunchtime talks will take place in August:

• Tuesday, 4 August: Gianpiero Cavallieri - 'The Irish DNA atlas'

• Thursday, 6 August: Ned Kelly - 'Secrets of the bog bodies'

• Tuesday, 11 August: Paul McCotter - 'Irish surnames, a family heirloom'

• Thursday, 13 August: Bruce Durie - 'Heraldry: obscure mediaeval mumbo-jumbo, or a valid genealogical technique?'

• Tuesday, 18 August: Kevin Whelan - 'Using maps for thinking about history. An illustrated talk'

• Thursday, 20 August: Andy Bielenberg: 'Social geography: was there a Protestant exodus from the south of Ireland 1919-1923?'

• Tuesday, 25 August: Rob Goodbody - 'It's off to work we go: mapping Ireland's industrial past' 

• Thursday, 27 August: Eve Parnell - 'Archives to be explored in the National Irish Visual Arts Library'

More talks will follow in September.

 

18 July 2015

Great response to new website, "Catholic Parish Registers at the NLI"

The National Library reports that since the launch of the Parish Registers website http://registers.nli.ie that " There has been an exceptionally high volume of traffic to the website since its launch, with 185,053 unique users in the first week the site was available. Users were from 156 different countries worldwide. The user figures for the top countries are; Ireland (53.09%), United States (21.27%), United Kingdom (14.36%), Australia (4.69%), Canada (2.78%) and New Zealand (0.88%), with smaller figures from 150 other countries.

This demonstrates the huge interest in the website from people in Ireland and the Irish diaspora around the world."

Explore the Catholic Parish Registers at  http://registers.nli.ie

 

8 July 2015

The National Library launches Catholic Parish Registers Website.http://registers.nli.ie/

The website, 'Catholic Parish Registers at the NLI', was launched at a special event in the library on 8 July, by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD and Heather Humphreys, TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

The website contains images from the NLI’s collection of Catholic parish register microfilms. The registers contain records of baptisms and marriages from the majority of Catholic parishes in Ireland and Northern Ireland up to 1880 with some a little later.

The NLI holds microfilm copies of over 3500 registers from 1086 parishes in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The start dates of the registers vary from the 1740/50s in some city parishes in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford and Limerick, to the 1780/90s in counties such as Kildare, Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny. Registers for parishes along the western seaboard do not generally begin until the 1850/60s.

Over 370,000 digital images of the microfilm reels of parish registers are available free of charge.

 

25 June 2015

 

Summer Evening Lecture Series on Family History

The National Archives, in association with the Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI), has announced a series of evening lectures for members of the public interested in family history research and available primary sources. The lectures will begin at 17.15 and last for approximately one hour. The first lecture will take place on Tuesday 7 July 2015. Places are limited and booking is essential. Further information is available at Summer Lecture Series.

 

July

Tuesday 7 Steven Smyrl: ‘Wills & Their Whereabouts’ (Testamentary records)

Tuesday 21 Paul Gorry: ‘Indeed, They Are My Ancestors’ (Registry of Deeds)

August

Tuesday 11 Margaret Jordan: ‘DNA Today’ (DNA)

 Tuesday 25 Aiden Feerick: ‘Of Much Genealogical Value’ (Valuation records)

September

Tuesday 8 Rosaleen Underwood: ‘Anglicans Aren’t All Anglo!’ (Church of Ireland records)

Tuesday 22 Nicola Morris: ‘Maps, Rentals & Terriers’ (Irish Estate records)

 

2 June 2015

Name change for  The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI)

 

APGI has adopted a new name. At an Extraordinary General Meeting held in Dublin on Wednesday, 27 May 2015, the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI) voted to change its name to Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI). See http://accreditedgenealogists.ie foro more details.

 

25 May 2015

National Library of Ireland announces appointment of new Director

 

The National Library of Ireland  has announced the appointment of Dr Sandra Collins to the role of Director. Dr Collins joins the National Library of Ireland from her role as the Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) in the Royal Irish Academy. She will take up her new role in the NLI on 31st July 2015, and her appointment is for five years and follows an extensive open recruitment process.

 

23 May 2015

Rootsireland adds more Co. Monaghan records.

Over 40,000 baptismal, marriage and death records from County Monaghan have been added to Rootsireland. See http://monaghan.rootsireland.ie for more details.

 

28 January 2015

Delayed opening of Reading Rooms on Thursday, 5th February 2015 www.nli.ie

The National Library of Ireland wishes to notify all users that the Reading Rooms will be closed on the morning of Thursday, 5th February 2015 to facilitate a staff meeting. The Reading Rooms will open to the public at 1.30pm that day. The café and exhibitions will be open as usual.

 

27 January 2015

A UNIQUE AND NOT-TO-BE MISSED LAUNCHING EVENT!! THE WORLD’S LARGEST BATTLE SECENE OF “THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO” COMING TO CORK SHORES!!

On the 18th June 1815, over rolling countryside between two ridges 11 miles south of Brussels, the entire course of European history changed. On the Battlefield at Waterloo, the tactical skill and staying power of the Irish born Duke of Wellington opposed Napoleon Bonaparte’s military brilliance, in an effort to decide the providence of Europe.

If you have never been to Waterloo, or indeed to any battlefield, fear not as the Toy Soldier Factory will be displaying Phase 1 of the world’s largest battle scene “The Battle of Waterloo” in Ireland’s and Europe’s only Toy Soldier Factory.

The huge Diorama totalling 26 x 13 feet (8x4 Metres) in size, houses 15,000 hand cast and hand painted Prince August Model Soldiers by Andre Rudolph from Germany.  It took Andre 8 passionate years to complete his creation.

The mighty scene will arrive on Irish shores over the next few weeks and will be transported carefully to its new home in the tiny village of Kilnamartyra just outside Macroom town in West Cork.

Lars Edman MD of the Toy Soldier Factory is honoured and excited at Phase 1 of a 5 year plan to implement carefully the three day long struggle of The Battle of Waterloo.

“We are delighted with the way the new construction of the enormous room is going, where the large battle scene will reside for the next five years. This June will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

“We have to showcase this battle correctly to emphasize to the public how important it was to Europe’s history so we are planning to incorporate a multimedia show with lights and sound effects  in future development into this epic installation as this was a defining moment in Europe’s history, ending 23 years of war” says Lars Edman.  Lars quoting the words of the renowned Dublin born Duke of Wellington "It was the most desperate business I ever was in: I never took so much trouble about any battle – and never was so nearly beat.”

 

The Unveiling of the Large Battle of Waterloo diorama will take place on Sunday April the 12th and “maybe even before that date. Keep a close eye on our Facebook” Lars says.

The demand for this event is extremely high and therefore you are urged to book as soon as possible by going to their web site on www.toysoldierfactory.ie  Tel: 026 40342 or follow their event page on Toy Soldier Factory Visitor Centre Facebook page.

 

18 January 2015

WDUTYA? Live 2015 this year in Birmingham NEC 16-18 April. 

Sponsored by Ancestry.co.uk for tenth year.  Discounted Tickets can be booked through Ancestry. 1 ticket for £14 (quote ANC14)  2 Tickets for £24 (quote ANC 24) Door price £22.  Offer ends 3 April 2015.

Cabinteely Community School, Johnstown Road,  Dublin 18

Introduction to Family History.  Wed 7.30-9 45pm.  10 weeks with lecturer Maura Flood.

Term starts Monday 26 January. Research and create your family Tree. Get the most from Census Records, Birth, Marriage and Death records, Land records and Online Resources.  Social Media and visit to National Library.  See www.cabinteelyadulteducation.ie for more details.

 

Who Do You Think You Are? NEC Birmingham 16-18 April 2015

Website  http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com

 

This year sees a change of venue and date for WDYTYA? The Society of Genealogists Workshop programme is available on the above website. The usual Ask the Expects sessions will also be available.

 

Ancestral Connections: Irish Genealogy Summer School, University College, Cork, June 28 - July 5 2015

 

Now in its third year this popular genealogy summer school offers a complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research, as one would expect from a summer school held in UCC, one of the world's leading universities. All aspects of the subject are covered by a series of presentations and "hands on" workshops given by a selection of Ireland's leading genealogical lecturers and experts. 

Speakers include: Eileen O’Dúill, Sean O’Dúill, Brian Donovan, Fiona Fitzsimons, Dr Paul MacCotter, Dr Dagmar O’Riain-Raedel, Mary Beglan, Dr. James Ryan, Dr. Jane Lyons, Aiden Feerick, Stuart Rosenblatt, Sean Murphy, Nicola Morris, Aiden Feerick, Maeve Mullin, Steven Smyrl, John Nangle, Hilary McDonagh, Kyle J Betit, Ann Marie Coghlan, Rosaleen Underwood and Dr David J Butler, many of whom are IFHS members.

 

Full details are available at www.ucc.ie/en/ace-genealogy/  Online booking is also now open. Day rates are available if you want to dip in and out of your genealogy heritage. The Summer School Co-ordinator is Lorna Moloney who can be contacted by Email at:  l.moloney@ucc.ie

 

8 January 2015

The 18th annual Gilbert Lecture to be held at Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, on Thursday 22 January at 6.00pm.

The 18th annual Gilbert Lecture will be held at Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, on Thursday 22 January at 6.00 pm. Professor Kevin Whelan, 'Dublin as a global city: through time and space'.


At the meeting they will also launch of the 17th Gilbert Lecture, Dr Séamas Ó Maitiú, Alleys, annals and anecdotes: a new look at Gilbert's History of Dublin.

For Brochure click here

For Book Launch Click here

 

7 January 2015

Winter News Sheet now available in Members'' Area.

Members were notified by email that the Winter News Sheet is now available in the Members's Area. Those without email will be posted next week, the News sheet is currently with the printer.

   

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