National Library of Ireland’s events and exhibitions for August 2013

Events at the NLI This August

The National Library of Ireland are hosting a series of lunchtime lectures on different aspects of Irish family history research. There’s something on offer for everyone – from advanced researchers to those who are just getting started tracing their family tree.

Lectures will take place in the Seminar Room at 1pm and will last approximately 30 minutes. Attendance is Free, no booking required just drop in on the day.

 

Emigrant records: Thursday 1 August

Join William Roulston from the Ulster Historical Foundation for a talk on emigrant records.

 

Gathering Church of Ireland records Tuesday 6 August

Susan Hood from the Representative Church Body Library will give a talk on researching Church of Ireland records.

 

The Roscommon Famine Diaspora Thursday 8 August

Join historian Dr Ciarán Reilly from NUI Maynooth for a talk on the Roscommon Famine Diaspora.

 

Irish records: what’s online? Tuesday 13 August

Don’t miss genealogist John Grenham’s talk on online sources for family history.

 

Irish Newspaper Archives – Opening up the Nation’s Newspaper Archives:  Thursday 15 August

Phillip Martin will discuss the Irish Newspaper Archives, the largest digital archive of Irish newspapers in the world.

 

Aspects of surnames in Irish placenames: Monday 19 August

Join Dr Conchubhar Ó Crualaoich from An Brainse Logainmneacha for an insight into Irish placenames and family history.

 

Roman Catholic parish registers: a vital 19th century source: Tuesday 20 August

Máire MacConghail from the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland will talk about researching Catholic parish registers.

 

“Homes for Heroes”- Irish Sailors and Soldiers Land Trust: Wednesday 21 August

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear genealogists Margaret Bonar and Elizabeth Craven talk about their research into Irish Sailors and Soldiers Land Trust.

 

New genealogical resources from the National Archives: Thursday 22 August

Join Catriona Crowe to learn about new sources for family history research at the National Archives.

 

Dating Irish family photographs: Friday 23 August

 

Historian and blogger Orla Fitzpatrick will give a talk on using photographs for family history research.

 

Key sources for family history at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI): Tuesday 27 August

 

Glynn Kelso will talk on family history resources at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

 

Audio and Family History as Sources for Genealogy: Thursday 29 August

Join genealogist Derek Neilson for a talk on using oral histories for genealogical research.

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS AUGUST 2013

 

Don’t miss your last chance to see our Summer Exhibition JFK: Homecoming NLI, 2/3 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of JFK’s visit to Ireland in June 1963, and will feature photographs, footage and interviews, touchscreens and items from our collections, and those of the National Archives, National Museum, and JFK Presidential Library in Boston.

This Free Exhibition runs until 13 August, Admission is Free See www.nli.ie for further details and opening times.

 

Mark your diaries The Dublin Lockout

 

22 August – 30 March 2014, Admission is Free

NLI, 2/3 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Ireland in 1913 was a country in turmoil, divided by the issue of Home Rule – self government for the country.   Against this backdrop, a violent industrial conflict took centre stage: TheDublin Lockout. The exhibition examines the background, events and aftermath of the conflict. Exhibition supported by Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU)

See www.nli.ie for further details and opening times.

 

Yeats: the life and works of William Butler Yeats

Admission is Free

This award-winning exhibition is a must see for all Yeats fans.

See www.nli.ie for further details and opening times.

 

 

Pearse House: Village in the City

National Photographic Archive

8 August – 6 October

Admission is free
Jeanette Lowe’s photographic exhibition Pearse House: Village in the City is dually located in the National Photographic Archive (NPA) in Temple Bar and in Pearse House Flats (about 1.5kms away). Experience the unique environment of the flats and the people who lived there through Lowe’s contemporary photographs, which are exhibited alongside hundreds of old photographs donated by local people.

See www.nli.ie for further details and opening times.