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Magna Carta exhibition

‘To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice’ (Clause 40 of Magna Carta 1215) 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta (‘The Great Charter’), one of the most famous documents in world history. Magna Carta is credited with being the first effective check in writing on arbitrary, […]

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The Six Wives of Henry VIII (25 July)

On Saturday 25 July, Sally Henshaw will deliver a lecture at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Here paper is entitled ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’. Ms Henshaw is from the Leicester branch of the Richard III Society and has been invited to speak by the Irish sister group which organises lectures and other events relating to the […]

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CofI parish registers (online) updated

In 2014 the RCB Library compiled a list of original parish registers (baptisms, marriages and burials) together with surviving copies of same in Church of Ireland parishes. This catalogue, which includes originals and copies of registers held in the RCB Library and the National Archives of Ireland, has now been updated and amended to account for original registers […]

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W. G. Neely prize-winner announced

The committee of the Church of Ireland Historical Society are delighted to announce that Mr Jeffrey Cox has been awarded the W. G. Neely prize for 2015. Mr Cox, who is pursuing his PhD at University College Dublin under the supervision of Dr Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin, won the award for his essay entitled ‘The pastoral ministry […]

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Women and the Church: Christ Church lectures

Christ Church Cathedral Dublin is hosting a summer lunchtime lecture series every Tuesday from 30 June to 21 July on ‘Women & the Church’. In a series of four lectures they will explore the role of women and the church ranging from the medieval period to the modern day. Held in the cathedral’s spacious and refurbished music […]

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Listen back: April 2015 podcasts

Missed the last conference at Armagh Public Library on 25th April? Members of COIHS can now listen to three excellent papers delivered by Dr Immo Warntjes on the Easter controversy in the seventh century, Professor Pádraig Ó Riain on the nineteenth-century antiquarian, William Reeves, and Dr Ida Milne on rural Protestants and the GAA in the twentieth […]

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Tudor & Stuart Ireland conference

Members of the Church of Ireland Historical Society are cordially invited to attend the fifth annual Tudor & Stuart Ireland interdisciplinary conference, which will be held at Maynooth University on 28-29 August 2015. This year’s conference features plenary addresses by Professor Alexandra Walsham (University of Cambridge) and Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan (NUI Galway), as well as thirty […]

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Yeats 150: Church of Ireland archives

This week (on 13th June to be precise) marks the 150th anniversary of W. B. Yeats’s birth. Entering into the spirit of this particular commemoration, the RCB Library, which is the main record repository of the Church of Ireland, presents significant evidence of the poet’s life and connection with places in Ireland (his baptism and burial). […]

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Neely prize: one week to go!

There is just one week to go until the deadline for the W. G Neely postgraduate prize (5 June 2015) and we are already accepting entries from interested candidates. As always, any aspect on the history of the Church of Ireland is accepted provided that the paper is no longer than 5,000 words (including footnotes). Those wishing to […]

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Looking back: Armagh conference 2015

On Saturday 25th April, the Church of Ireland Historical Society hosted its first conference of the year at Armagh Public Library. Dr Immo Warntjes of Queen’s University Belfast began proceedings with a lively and engaging paper that discussed the Easter controversy in the seventh century. Mr Jeffrey Cox, who is pursuing his PhD at University College Dublin, […]