Using Online Resources for Irish History Research

Lucan Library will host a three part practical course given by Mary Jackson, a Lucan-based genealogist, on using online and original sources for Irish local and family history projects. It will run from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm on Monday evenings and there are 10-15 places available.

A knowledge of computers and using the internet is essential.

Ordnance Survey Map of Lucan 1870

Over the three sessions, participants will work on a project of their choice – topics of interest to Lucan can be suggested if none springs to mind! Projects can include oral history or records based research.
The first session (29 June 2015) will focus on getting the most from popular online resources and on identifying the public archives and institutions where original records relevant to the chosen topics might be located.
At the second session (13 July 2015), participants will report back to the group on their research to date and they will be given an opportunity to discuss how they propose to advance their project.
At the third and final session (14 September 2015) participants will present a short paper (four minutes to deliver it) on their chosen topic or some key aspect of it. Afterwards, a folder containing copies of the papers will be lodged, for reference, with the Local History Section of Lucan Library.

If you are interested please contact Lucan library on 01-6216422, email lucan@sdublincoco.ie or call in.

Genealogy Workshop at Ballyroan Library

 

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Would you like to trace your ancestors?

On Saturday 17 May Paul Gorry will provide “An Introduction to Genealogy” at Ballyroan Library between 11.00am and 1.00pm. Paul, who is a professional Genealogist, will tell you how to get started and guide you through the many online resources available to those wishing to get back to their roots.

To book ring Ballyroan Library on 01 4941900.

Heritage Week at Lucan Library

Lucan Library is delighted to present the following events to celebrate Heritage Week 2013.

17th August until end of September. Exhibition: Lucan House & Demesne By Ronie de Brun

17th August until end of September. Exhibition: Postcard Views of South Dublin, then and nowA photographic exhibition as part of The Gathering 2013

Wednesday 21st August, 7:00pm.‘Sources for Family History Research’, a talk by Mary Jackson. Booking required – now booking, phone 01 6216422

Thursday 22nd August, 6.30pm A Celebration of Traditional Irish Music by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí LucanAll welcome!

History & Heritage events at Castletymon Library

The following events will take place in Castletymon Library to mark History & Heritage 2013. 

Monday August 19th  11am-12:30pm Heritage Card-making Workshop with Ann Foster.

Tuesday August 20th 11am Genealogy: An Introduction: Talk by genealogist Carol Collins

Thursday September 12th 11.45am: Malachi Horan Remembers, a talk by Tomas Maher, illustrated with slides :

Monday September 23rd: 9.45am: Introduction to Archaeology- Talk by Nikolah Gilligan, suitable for a 5th or 6th class. (One class only)

All events are free but booking is necessary.  Just call in to the library to book, or phone 01 4524888.

History & Heritage 2013 at the County Library, Tallaght

The County Library, Tallaght is delighted to present a series of history and heritage events and exhibitions for 2013, beginning with the national Heritage Week in August and running until the end of September.

Templeogue Graveyard

Templeogue Graveyard

Events

Saturday 17th August 11:00 am-1:00 pm Guided Walk of Historic Templeogue with local historian Tomás Maher. Meet at the Templeogue Inn (The Morgue) at 11 am.

Tuesday 20th August 7:00 pm Social Conditions in Dublin Prior to the Lockout. A talk by Catriona Crowe, Special Projects Director and Manager of the Irish Census Online Project at the National Archives of Ireland.

Thursday 22nd August 7:00 pm Did your Ancestor Fight at the Battle of the Boyne? Learn to explore military genealogy from this period of Irish History with a talk by staff from the Battle of the Boyne Centre.

Thursday 29th August 7:00 pm The History of Templeogue, Greenhills and Perrystown, a talk by local historian Tomás Maher. Please note that this event takes place in Greenhills Community Centre. 

Thursday 5th September 7:00 pm Poverty Paraded in the Streets, 1913: the mothers and children. Talk by Ann Matthews, historian, author of Renegades: Irish Republican Women, 1900-1922, and contributor to A Capital in Conflict: Dublin City and the 1913 Lockout.

Tuesday 10th September 7:00 pm Tallaght in Transition from Ancient to Modern. Tallaght Historical Society lecture with Chris Flood.

Friday 20th September Irish History Live will bring Dublin’s tenements and the 1916 Rising to life. Suitable for children aged 8+. Session 1 – 3:30 pm, session 2 – 5:30 pm.

Friday 20th September 6:00- 8:00 pm. Culture Night 2013 at the County Library.  Where Literary and Historical Figures Come to Life! Meet Jonathan Harker, as he reads from his journal, the frightful events that occurred in Count Dracula’s castle. Listen with delight as Oscar WIlde tells the story of The Selfish Giant. He will then introduce us to his latest play, The Importance of Being Earnest, where Lady Bracknell and Algenon are about to have afternoon tea. Visit Seán O’Casey’s tenement Dublin and gaze with wonder as Mrs. Gogan gossips about Nora Clitheroe’s antics. Be inspired by Big Jim Larkin’s speech from Dublin Castle, and Padraig Pearse’s graveside oration. For children, Irish History Live will bring the days of the Dublin tenements in 1913 to life. These wonderful snapshots of Irish literature and history will be supported by the music of Enda Reilly and Stephen James Smith. All welcome!

Saturday 5th October 10 am-1:00 pm. Genealogy Advice Clinic. Have you hit a brick wall with your family history research, or just don’t know where to begin? Book in for a 30 minute one-on-one advice clinic with our expert! Booking essential. Phone 01 4620073.

Jim Larkin

Exhibitions

Thursday 1st – Friday 16th August. 100 Years of Croke Park

Monday 19th August – Friday 27th September. 1913 Lockout. Includes stunning photographs of Dublin’s tenement life from the collection of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.

Monday 19th August – Friday 27th September. Postcard Views of South Dublin County. A photographic exhibition as part of The Gathering 2013.

All events are free, and all are welcome. The only event that requires booking is the Genealogy Clinic on 28th September. For queries, contact The County Library on 01 4620073 or talib@sdublincoco.ie. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter.

Heritage Week Genealogy Workshops

Interested in tracing your family tree? Already started your research but hitting a brick wall? Join us at the County Library, Tallaght during Heritage Week 2012 for free workshops with genealogist Paul Gorry.

Irish Genealogical Records: scope & access explained, Part 1. Saturday 18th August 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This first workshop will cover Civil Records, Census Returns & Church Records, both online resources and physical repositories.

Irish Genealogical Records: scope & access explained, Part 2. Saturday 25th August 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The second workshop will include Land Records, OSI Maps, Graveyard Memorials / Registers, Newspapers and other miscellaneous sources. Again, both repositories and online resources will be covered. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

These workshops are free of charge but booking is required. It is not necessary to attend both workshops.

To book your place, please contact the County Library, Tallaght on 01 4620073 or localstudies@sdublincoco.ie