News Digest: Mar 2017.

Fiona Fitzsimons explains 10 Things you Need to Know When Starting Irish Genealogy Research by


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A Glimpse Into the Life of a Slave Sold to Save Georgetown


Ceremony honours women and girls sent to Australia



Smock Alley Theatre 1662

Is your head full of fun facts? Would you be the phone-a-friend in your group? Then come on down to support Smock Alley’s Fundraiser – Let’s Get Quizzical.


WIT’S END | 14-18 March

Wit’s End’ is the latest installation by artist Christina Reihill, which explores the nature, questions, and desires of soul, through the life, work and death of the celebrated American writer Dorothy Parke.


VAMPIRELLA | 21,23-25 March

Set in 1914, Angela Carter’s story tells of Hero, an English soldier on a cycling holiday in the Carpathian Mountains, who seeks shelter in a lonely castle where he meets and disarms the beautiful vampire Countess.


Replant your Irish roots this St. Patrick’s Day


Ulster Historical Foundation US lecture tour

The Ulster Historical Foundation ( is shortly about to commence its annual talks tour in the United States, which takes place March 3rd-22nd 2017.

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