Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Scots-Irish: Scots-Irish Books

The Scots-Irish: Scots-Irish Books: Three centuries of life in a Tyrone parish. A history of Donagheady from 1600 to 1900, by William Roulston (USD $ 12.95) Format Ebook.  ...

Friday, 23 May 2014

Irish Gaelic Festival in Ontario in June

Canada’s Premier Irish Gaelic Festival
Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada
27 – 29 June 2014
Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileáin Úir (Tamworth / Erinsville Ontario)
 
Pre-registration required for meals and competition entry.
 
BILINGUAL ANNOUNCEMENT / ENGLISH BELOW
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Eolas Iomlán agus Clárúchán: www.oireachtas.ca
 
OÍCHE AOINE, 27 June, Days Inn, Dún Laoghaire (Kingston), Ontairió: Suipéar buifé; aoichaointeoir (Nóra Welby, Glór na nGael, Éire); Seó Grinn le Caitríona Ní Chonaola, aisteoir Gaeltachta, ardchlú; Seisiún Ceoil; Céilí.
 
DÉ SATHAIRN, LÁ, 28 Meitheamh, Féile faoin Aer, Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileáin Úir (Tamworth/Erinsville, Ontairió): Comórtais agus Taibhithe sna na Taibh-ealaíona Gaelacha: Labhairt (Dreas Cainte, Scéalaíocht, Aithris Filíochta, Agallamh Beirte); Litríocht; Amhránaíocht (Sean Nós, Neamh-Sean-Nós, Cór Gaelach, Lúibíní); Ceol (Cláirseach, Píb Uilleann, Bannaí Céilí, Bannaí Feadóige do Pháistí); Damhsa (Sean Nós, Damhsa Seit).
 
OÍCHE SHATHAIRN, 28 Meitheamh, Féasta Bronnadh Duaiseanna agus Céilí: Days Inn, Dún Laoghaire (Kingston), Ontairió
 
MAIDIN DÉ DOMHNAIGH, 29 Meitheamh, Bróinse Gaelach Deireanach: Days Inn, Dún Laoghaire (Kingston), Ontairió
 
Duaiseanna: Trófaithe, Boinn agus Duaiseanna, turas íoctha go Éirinn d’amhránaíocht ar an Sean-Nós san áireamh
 
Físeáin: amharc ar fhíseáin ó bhlianta a chuaigh thart, http://oireachtas.ca/fiseain-gae.shtml 
 
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ENGLISH
 
Complete Information and Registration: www.oireachtas.ca
 
FRIDAY EVENING, 27 June, Days Inn, Kingston, Ontario: buffet supper; guest speaker (Nóra Welby, Glór na nGael, Ireland); Comedy Show by well-known Gaeltacht actress Caitríona Ní Chonaola; Music Session; Céilí.
 
SATURDAY DAYTIME, 28 June, Open Air Festival, Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileáin Úir (Tamworth/Erinsville, Ontario): Competitions and Performances in Gaelic performing arts: Speaking (Oration, Story Telling, Poetry Recitation, Pair Dialogue); Literature; Singing (Sean Nós, Non-Sean-Nós, Gaelic Choir, Lúibíní); Music (Harp, Uilleann Pipes, Céilí Bands, children’s whistle band); Dancing (Sean Nós, Set Dancing).
 
SATURDAY EVENING, 28 June, Awards Banquet and Céilí: Days Inn Kingston, Ontario
 
SUNDAY MORNING, 29 June, Farewell Gaelic Brunch: Days Inn Kingston, Ontario
 
Prizes: Trophies, Medals and Awards, including an expense-paid trip to Ireland for Sean Nós Singing
 
Videos: watch videos from previous years, http://oireachtas.ca/fiseain-bea.shtml
 
 
Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh
2526 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 7T1
 
Freagraí as Gaeilge, le do thoil, oiread agus is féidir.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Barry Vann to Speak at Queens in Belfast 6 June

Barry Vann

Dr. Barry Vann will speak at the upcoming history symposium at Queens University in Belfast on 6 June 2014. Queen’s University’s Institute of Collaborative Research in the Humanities, DCAL and the Ministerial Advisory Group of the Ulster Scots Academy host this symposium that will focus on diaspora histories, representations, culture and politics following the events of the Irish government’s Gathering year.

Link for details:  After the Gathering -- History Talks

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Ballymoney Genealogical Gathering

DO YOU HAVE ROOTS IN ‘THE ROUTE’?
If you have ancestors in North Antrim, then the Route Back Home 2014 is the place to find out more about your family history!
 
The exciting conference gives genealogists from across the world the opportunity to enjoy a unique series of lectures & research trips focusing on Ballymoney and district.
 
The Route Back Home will run from 24-27 September and will be based in Ballymoney Town Hall.  It has been developed to assist people who are specifically researching their ancestry in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.  The conference is an opportunity to meet other people who share an interest in North Antrim, a region traditionally known as "the Route”.
 
The Route Back Home is run by Ballymoney Museum.  It is supported by the Coleraine Branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society (www. http://colerainefhs.org.uk/) and their members will be available to help delegates and provide advice throughout the conference.
 
HOW DO I BOOK MY PLACE?
Delegates must pay the full booking fee of £180 to be allocated a place at the conference.  Only 20 places are available and bookings cannot be confirmed until receipt of a completed booking form and full payment.  The conference fee includes:
  • Lectures on how to research your ancestry in North Antrim
  • Daily lunch and regular refreshments
  • Conference dinner and drinks reception
  • Research trips to Belfast and Ballymena
 
Please contact me at this email address if you require further information and I look forward to hopefully seeing you in September.
Regards,
 
Keith Beattie
Museum Manager