There's a terrific line-up of history and genealogy events to see out the 'dark month' and welcome the new one.
Monday 28 January: Dublin 1707: a year in the life of the city, with Brendan Twomey. Clondalkin Historical Society. Áras Chrónáin, Watery Lane, Clondalkin, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome.
Monday 28 January: AGM at 8pm followed by lecture: Civil War surgery, with Chris Browne. Kill History Group, Parish Meeting Room, Parochial House, Kill, Naas, Co Kildare. 8.30pm.
Tuesday 29 January: A historical journey, a lecture tracing local development from the Vikings, through the Plantation era and United Irish campaign to the modern era. Maghera Library, 1 Church Street, Maghera, Co Derry. Free. 7.30pm. Details: 028 7964 2578.
Tuesday 29 January: The Connaught Rangers Mutiny in India in 1920, with Oliver Hawes. Kilrush & District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 7:30pm. €5 for non members.
Tuesday 29 January: An Introduction to Researching Family History, with Karel Kiely. Castledermot Historical Society. Castledermot Community Centre, Castledermot, Co Kildare. 8pm.
Wednesday 30 January: Flowers of the flock: child migration schemes to Australia, with Ann McVeigh. Organised by PRONI. Venue: LinenHall Library, Belfast. 1pm. Free.
Wednesday 30 January: Jim Larkin – 65th anniversary. The General President of SIPTU, Jack O’Connor, will lay a wreath at the grave of Jim Larkin, founder of the Irish Transport and General Workers, in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, at 4.30pm. Followed by commemorative event in the Glasnevin Museum at 5pm. A vintage tram from the National Transport Museum from the era of the 1913 Lockout will also be on display. Contact Padraig Yeates, 1913 Committee, 087 260 5297
Thursday 31 January: An introduction to family history resources online. Donaghdee Library, Donaghadee, Co Down. Basic computer skills needed. 11am to 12.30pm. Free. Booking essential: 028 9188 2507.
Thursday 31 January: Law, Order and Violence, with Barry Sheehan. Part of PRONI/OU lecture series 'Exploring Urban History'. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Quarter, Belfast. 6:30pm. Free.
Thursday 31 January: Holocaust Memorial Day Conference/Jewish Community in the North of Ireland, an afternoon seminar. Four speakers will present talks: Dr Leon Litvack (QUB), Stuart Rosenblatt of IrishJewishRoots.com, and Dr Bethany Sinclair of PRONI and Pamela Linden (QUB). Venue: PRONI, Titanic Quarter, Belfast. 2:00-4:45pm. Free. Booking advised: email or phone (+44) 028 90 534800.
Friday 1 February: Airs and graces – music from the Big House, with Dr Karon Mullaney-Digham, part of the NUI Maynooth History Forum programme. 8pm. Rhetoric House, South Campus, NUI Maynooth. Enquiries.