Church of Ireland Historical Society Conference, 1 April 2017

The Church of Ireland Historical Society’s spring conference will take place at 11am on Saturday, 1 April 2017 in Armagh Public Library. Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am. As always, all members of the public are welcome to attend.

Speakers include Dr Coleman Dennehy (University College London), Dr Patrick Little (History of Parliament Trust, London) and Ms Barbara McCormack (Maynooth University). The research paper will be delivered by Ms Kathryn Sawyer who is pursuing her PhD at Notre Dame, Indiana.

Dr Dennehy will talk about the role of the clergy in the Irish House of Lords in the early modern period. Ms Sawyer, who is the recipient of the Society’s W.G. Neely Prize for 2016, will present a paper on prayer and social order in Ireland, 1660-1689. Dr Little will discuss the challenges facing the Church of Ireland between 1647 and 1650. And, finally, Ms McCormack will speak about the collections of St Canice’s Cathedral which are now preserved in the Special Collections at Maynooth University (see programme below or download it via our archives link). It promises to be an exciting day.

Anyone and everyone is more than welcome to come to our event. We would ask non members of the Society to pay €10/£7 to assist in conference expenses. The registration desk will be located at the top of the stairs upon entering the library. Those wishing to join the Society can pay online by going to our membership page (this includes lunch, access to the Society’s podcasts, book discounts, and many other offers). Annual membership is set at €40. Students can avail of our special discount rate of just €15/£12 for annual membership.

We look forward to seeing you there!