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‘Lives Remembered’ exhibition

On 28 July 2014, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, is opening a new exhibition entitled ‘Lives Remembered’ which examines the cathedral’s connection to World War One. Among the themes that are explored are the affects of war on the cathedral’s community and the importance of St Patrick’s war monuments, not to mention the significant role it continues to play in remembering […]

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Biography of Rt Revd Donald Caird

On 26 July 2014 at 6pm, Christ Church Cathedral will host the launch of the biography of the the former Archbishop of Dublin, the Rt Revd Donald Caird. The book, entitled Donald Caird: Church of Ireland Bishop: Gaelic Churchman: a Life, is written by Aonghus Dwane and published by Columba Press. Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness will officially […]

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Listen back: COIHS Armagh conference 2014

On Saturday 5 April 2014, the Church of Ireland Historical Society held its spring conference at Armagh Public Library. Professor Jacqueline Hill (NUI Maynooth) delivered a paper on Reverend William Phelan and the historiography of the Church of Ireland; Dr Brendan Scott spoke about the 1622 royal visitation of the Church of Ireland in Ulster; while […]

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Masters in the History of Christianity

St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, is offering a new Masters degree in the History of Christianity. Applicants will have the opportunity to undertake their studies either full-time (one year) or part-time (two years). They will be required to complete five modules over two semesters (full-time) or over four semesters (part-time) and a 15,000 word thesis. Among the […]

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COIHS student prize essay

As part of our commitment to encouraging research, the Church of Ireland Historical Society awards a prize to the best postgraduate essay relating to the history of the Church of Ireland. Yet again, the Society received high quality papers. This year the W.G. Neely Postgraduate Prize was awarded to Mr Ciarán McCabe. Ciarán is preparing […]

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The Reformation – this stupid and pernicious tragedy?

As part of the bicentenary celebrations at St George’s Parish Church, Belfast, the parish will host a lecture by Rev Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch (University of Oxford) on Thursday, 8 May at 7.30 pm. The title of the lecture is “The Reformation – this stupid and pernicious tragedy”? It will be followed by a discussion chaired by […]

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COIHS conference, 5 April 2014

The next Church of Ireland Historical Society conference is to be held in the Armagh Public Library on Saturday, 5 April at 10.30am. Professor Jacqueline Hill will talk about Reverend William Phelan and the historiography of the Church of Ireland; Dr Brendan Scott will examine the 1622 royal visitation of the Church of Ireland in […]

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Lunchtime Lecture Series

A new series of lunchtime lectures aimed at ‘Introducing Christ Church’ gets underway in March. The Cathedral Library and Archives Committee has arranged the series of illustrated talks in Christ Church Cathedral each Tuesday in March. Each session will feature a different speaker and the lectures get underway at 1.05 pm. They will last about half an hour and […]

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Book launch: The Church of Ireland – An Illustrated History

New publication The Church of Ireland – An Illustrated History to be launched in Belfast and Dublin, 3rd & 5th December A colourful and comprehensive new book entitled The Church of Ireland – An Illustrated History published by Booklink is to be launched in both Belfast and Dublin. The Belfast event will take place at St Anne’s Cathedral on Tuesday 3rd December at 6.30pm, launched […]

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Date for your diary: COIHS Spring Conference, 5 April 2014

The next meeting of the Church of Ireland Historical Society will be on Saturday, 5 April 2014. Confirmed speakers are Professor Jacqueline Hill (National University of Ireland, Maynooth), Dr Colin Reid (Northumbria University, Newcastle) and Dr Brendan Scott (County Cavan Museum). Further details will announced in due course.