Upcoming Heritage Events at the Registry of Deeds

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Registry of Deeds, Kings Inn, Henrietta Street. Image courtesy of Liz D'Arcy.

The King’s Inns Complex today: Courtesy Liz D’Arcy

Upcoming Events:

Webinar: Exploring Lands Indexes (1708-1946) at the Registry of Deeds

Date: Thursday 26th November 2020

Time:  3pm-4.15pm

Booking:   https://rodlandindexes.eventbrite.ie

The Lands Indexes at the Registry of Deeds consist of over 1400 handwritten books organised by county, and then townland or street. They provide a finding aid for every deed registered between 1708-1946 at the Registry of Deeds.

For our Explore Your Archive webinar, we will be joined by three different researchers who will outline how they have used the Land Indexes in their work. Rob Goodbody will discuss how he has utilised the Registry of Deeds as a source for researching historic buildings, local history and his contributions to the Irish Historic Towns Atlas series.  Una Palcic will describe her work tracing landownership in the barony of Demifore, Co. Meath from 1708-1830s.  Dr. Conchubhar O Crualaoich will demonstrate how the Registry of Deeds records have been an indispensable source for his work as a Placenames Officer in researching townlands for the Placenames Commission.

The seminar will consist of 3 x 15 minute papers followed by Q & A session with the speakers. It will highlight the richness of the Registry of Deeds Land Indexes as historical sources, aswell as providing searching tips for those who wish to undertake their own research.

 The seminar is organised as part of the Explore Your Archive 2020 program of events. Explore Your Archive is an annual campaign that showcases the best of archives and archive services in Ireland and the UK.

Previous Events:

In the month of September, the Registry of Deeds  participated in Dublin’s Festival of History, Culture Night, and Dublin City Council Culture Club.  

Lighthouse Memorials at the Registry of Deeds

Tuesday 15th September, 13.00-14.00

Join the staff of the Registry of Deeds for a lunchtime virtual tour, exploring some of the Registry of Deeds records relating to lighthouses around Ireland’s dramatic coastline. From Galley Head, Co Cork to Fanad Head, Co Donegal and to the Baily Lighthouse located at the south of Howth Head, these memorials date from 1818 to 1873 and shines a light on the property history of the featured lighthouse. This event forms part of Dublin’s Festival of History.

Book via:  https://shining-a-light-lighthouse-memorials.eventbrite.ie/

Property and Poetry at the Registry of Deeds

Friday 18th September 18.00-18.30

This Culture Night join us for a virtual tour delving into the Registry of Deeds records for a night of ‘Property and Poetry’. Explore Memorials that are connected with some of Ireland’s famous and loved poets such as Oscar Wilde and William Butler Yeats. Hear recitals of their poetry, witness original signatures and discover the information that can be found in these Memorials about the poets’ lives. 

Book via:  https://culturenightatregistryofdeeds.eventbrite.ie

Irish Revolutionaries at the Registry of Deeds

Thursday 10th September and Tuesday 29 September at 11.00-12.00

As part of Dublin City Council Culture Club, we will offer a virtual tour discussing Irish Revolutionaries and their connection with the Registry of Deeds. Individuals featured include Theobald Wolfe Tone, Robert Emmet, Pádraig Pearse, Margaret Skinnider and Maud Gonne MacBride

Book via:  https://cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/shows/873621431

Contact heritage@prai.ie if you require any further information about these events.