Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
2 Titanic Boulevard
Belfast
BT3 9HQ
Northern Ireland

Website

www.proni.gov.uk

E-mail

proni@dcalni.gov.uk

Telephone

028 9025 5905

Fax

028 9025 5999

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

PRONI holds a diverse range of archives from official and private sources, including church and school registers, court records, wills, land valuation and landed estate records.

Venue Type:

Archive

Opening hours

09:00 - 16:45 Mon-Wed and Fri
10:00 - 20:45 Thurs

Admission charges

Please contact venue for details.

Links

Collection details

Archives, Industry, Law and Order, Personalities, Religion, Social History, Trade and Commerce

Key artists and exhibits

  • Presbyterian Church Records
  • Church of Ireland Records
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
PRONI

Workshop at PRONI: By air, sea and land- Transport & Mobility through the archives

  • 8 September 2014 9:30am-4:30pm

Many voluntary groups across the UK and Ireland specialise in preserving, interpreting and celebrating business heritage collections and archives. Often however, these groups find it difficult to get their voices heard and encounter barriers when attempting to collaborate with academics, archivists and museum professionals working in this field.
This workshop at PRONI aims to address this problem by bringing practitioners and volunteers together to encourage dialogue and learning; and to enhance understanding of current and future events and initiatives. The workshop will also act as an excellent forum for members of the public to get to grips with this part of our collective history, as well as provide inspiration for future research and development.

Admission

Admission to this event is £20 per person, including refreshments and lunch at PRONI. This fee is payable to the organising body A²SN. Entrance to the SS Nomadic networking events is an additonal £3, again payable to A²SN.

Website

http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/exhibitions_talks_and_events/talks_and_events/by_air_sea_and_land.htm

1641 Depositions Volume I

Book Launch: 1641 Depositions

  • 9 September 2014 1-2pm

PRONI is pleased to announce details of a public event to formally launch Volumes I – III of the 1641 Depositions (Irish Manuscripts Commission Ltd.) The keynote speaker at the event will be Professor Raymond Gillespie, NUI Maynooth.

The 1641 Depositions are witness testimonies concerning the 1641 Irish rebellion. The first three volumes of the 12-volume print edition cover the Ulster counties. The principal editor of the series is Aidan Clarke, Emeritus Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin, and all volumes are available to buy separately. Volumes IV to XII will be published from 2015 onwards.

Admission is FREE, booking is essential. Please contact PRONI to secure your place:
E: proni@dcalni.gov.uk
T: 028 90534800

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Admission is FREE, booking is essential. Please contact PRONI to secure your place:
E: proni@dcalni.gov.uk
T: 028 90534800

Website

http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/exhibitions_talks_and_events/talks_and_events/1641_depositions.htm

PRONI

European Heritage Open Days at PRONI

  • 13 — 14 September 2014 10am-5pm

PRONI will be opening its doors to visitors on Saturday the 13th and Sunday 14th of September 2014, as part of the ever popular European Heritage Open Days.

On these days, PRONI will be providing introductory talks and tours of our exhibition and building, offering visitors a behind the scenes look at what we do here. Newcomers to PRONI will be given a real flavour of the records we hold, which range from government files to private archives such as church registers. Visitors will also have a chance to view the artwork located throughout the building.

It is also a great opportunity to see parts of the record office everyday visitors rarely get to visit, including our conservation laboratory and the secure vaults which are home to Northern Ireland’s unique archival heritage.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Tours of the building must be booked in advance. Please contact PRONI to reserve your place. E: proni@dcalni.gov.uk Tel: 028 90 534800

Winged Boots - Rita Duffy

Rita Duffy - Art at the Archive

  • 19 September 2014 1-2pm

In the Spring of 2008, Belfast born artist Rita Duffy was commissioned to develop an art project for the proposed PRONI building in Titanic Quarter, Belfast. Working as artist in residence, Duffy gathered and accumulated information about the building and its archival collections, to develop an ‘in-house gallery’ at PRONI, which could evolve creatively for generations to come. Duffy’s own work often includes themes of Irish identity, history and politics combined with the magical and the surreal. In this talk, the artist will discuss the influences and inspiration behind her work.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Admission is FREE, please contact PRONI to reserve your place.
E: proni@dcalni.gov.uk Tel: 028 90534800

Website

http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/exhibitions_talks_and_events/talks_and_events/rita_duffy.htm

PRONI

Culture Night 2014 - PRONI and the Home Front

  • 19 September 2014 4:30-7:30pm

Join PRONI for an evening of music, mirth and commemoration of the early days of the First World War. There will be sing-a-long songs with such old favourites as ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’, ‘Mademoiselle from Armentieres’, and ‘We’re here because ...’. There will be readings from ‘The Turret’ the magazine the Mackie’s women workers compiled, a slide show of war-related cartoons and poetry reading from some of the best of the war poets as well as one or two other surprises.
Events at PRONI are suitable for all ages. If you would like any further information on PRONI events for Culture Night, you can email us at: proni@dcalni.gov.uk

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/exhibitions_talks_and_events/talks_and_events/culture_night_2014.htm

WW1 D2886_A_2_12_5_16 Recruiting Rally Courthouse Armagh 1918

Road to War

  • 25 September 2014 7-8pm
  • 9 October 2014 7-8pm
  • 23 October 2014 7-8pm

National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI) and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) invite you to ‘The Road to War’ - a joint lecture series exploring the impact and legacy of the First World War in Ireland.

Ireland’s Entry Into War, 1914: Acceptance or Refusal?, Dr Catriona Pennell, University of Exeter - Thursday 25 September, 2014, Ulster Museum Lecture Theatre, 7pm

‘Militarism in Ireland, 1912–18’, Professor David Fitzpatrick, Trinity College, Dublin
- Thursday 9 October 2014, PRONI, 7pm

'If the nation is to be saved women must help in the saving’: Women and War in Ireland, 1914-18, Dr Senia Paseta, University of Oxford - Thursday 23 October 2014, PRONI, 7pm

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Lectures will take place at PRONI or the Ulster Museum as stated above.

Admission is free but booking is essential.

For events at PRONI: E: proni@dcalni.gov.uk T: (+44) 028 90534800

For events at the Ulster Museum: E: ulstermuseumreception@nmni.com T: 028 9044 0000

Website

http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/exhibitions_talks_and_events/talks_and_events/road_to_war.htm

Irish Language and Culture

Lecture Series: Irish Language and Culture

  • 15 October 2014 1-2pm
  • 22 October 2014 1-2pm
  • 5 November 2014 1-2pm
  • 12 November 2014 1-2pm

The Public Record Office NI and Foras na Gaeilge invite you to a lecture series exploring aspects of Irish language and culture, including shared traditions, identities and heritage.

Lecture Programme:

Ulster Protestant Gaelic Tradition, by Diarmaid Ó Doibhlin
15 October 2014, 1-2pm

Influence of Irish on English as we speak it, by Joe Ó Labhraí
22 October 2014, 1-2pm

History of the Irish Language, by Mícheál Ó Máirtín
5 November 2014, 1-2pm

Our Shared Musical Heritage, by Brian Mullen
12 November 2014, 1-2pm

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Admisson is FREE, but booking is essential. Please contact PRONI to secure your place:
E: proni@dcalni.gov.uk T: 028 90534800

Website

http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/exhibitions_talks_and_events/talks_and_events/irish_language_and_culture.htm

Richard Hayward

An Unrepentant Romantic – Remembering Richard Hayward

  • 17 October 2014 1-2pm

PRONI is delighted to play host to the journalist and author Paul Clements as he outlines the life and work of the celebrated writer, actor and singer Richard Hayward who died in 1964. Hayward appeared in films such as The Luck of the Irish (1935) and A Night to Remember (1958). His travel books include In Praise of Ulster (1938) and This is Ireland (1949-64). His best known songs were ‘The Humour is on Me Now’ used in The Quiet Man, and ‘Six Miles from Bangor to Donaghadee’. Paul will use slides to illustrate his talk and copies of his biography on Richard Hayward will be available.

Admission

Admission is FREE, please contact PRONI to reserve your place.
E: proni@dcalni.gov.uk Tel: 028 90534800

Website

http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/exhibitions_talks_and_events/talks_and_events/an_unrepentant_romantic.htm

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