Irish Family History Society

Connecting People With Their Irish Roots


Women in History Tour @ Glasnevin Cemetery
Aug 28 @ 14:00

The Women in History Tour at Experience Glasnevin shines a light on the fascinating stories of some of the extraordinary women buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, all of whom played key roles in shaping the course of Irish history. This tour gives an insight into:

  • The lives of iconic figures including Constance Markievicz, Maud Gonne McBride, Hannah Sheehy-Skeffington, and many other prominent women buried at Glasnevin.
  • The role women played in some of the key events in modern Irish history, including the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence.
  • How women played a key part in the formation of the political system, and how an Irishwoman became one of the first females in the world to hold a cabinet position

The pioneering contributions women made to the shaping of Irish society, to advancing social justice, and to gender equality.

Your ticket includes entry into the Extra-ordinary Lives indoor exhibition. We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your tour starting, to allow you to check-in and browse the exhibition.

Tours Led by Expert Guides

The key elements of our tours at Glasnevin Cemetery are the individuals laid to rest here – iconic figures from history and the less well-known – and our Tour Guides, who are extremely skilled and always highly-commended by audiences.

All of our tours begin and end in our state-of-the-art Visitor Centre. Here, you can view displays, videos, and interactive media in both the City of the Dead and the Prospect Gallery. This will give you an intriguing introduction to your visit and set the scene for the outdoor tour which follows. Your Tour Guide will meet you in the Prospect Gallery and commence the outdoor tour from there.


The tour repeats every last Sunday of the month.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland presentation on “Researching the British armed forces in the 19th and 20th centuries; Records at The National Archives” by Dr William Butler @ Online
Oct 12 @ 19:00 – 20:00

The Antrim and Down branch of the Western Front Association (WFA) and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) would like to invite you to a presentation by Dr William Butler.

William’s talk will explore the range of material available to researchers on various aspects of the British armed forces at The National Archives, Kew. As well as acquiring knowledge of the range of records (some well-known, as not so well-known) on the subject, the talk will also explore some of the stories it is possible to uncover in the records as they relate to the army, navy, and air force during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Dr Will Butler is the Head of Military Records at The National Archives, UK. He completed his PhD in 2013, publishing his first monograph with Manchester University Press, The Irish Amateur Military Tradition in the British Army, 1854-1992, in 2016. In July 2020, he co-authored The Disparity of Sacrifice; Irish Recruitment to the British Armed Forces, 1914-1918, which was published by Liverpool University Press. He is currently researching the British Army in the immediate aftermath of the First World War.

The talk is taking place on Zoom and is free. Registration closes one hour before the event and an invite link will be sent to everyone registered one hour before the beginning of the event.