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Outreach in the Midst of Conflict: The Revd John Redmond in 1920s Belfast

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Belfast Riots, Prof Brian M Walker, Professor Emeritus of Irish Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with the Representative Church Body Library, Dublin, has produced a timely piece on the bridge-building contribution of one Church of Ireland cleric. The Revd John Redmond was a well-known figure in the columns […]

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Statement by the Most Revd John McDowell, Archbishop of Armagh, on the Death of John Hume

The Most Revd John McDowell, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, has issued the following statement on the death of John Hume: ‘Firstly, I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathies and prayers to John Hume’s wife, Pat, and to the wider family.  For many people, even looking on at a distance, Pat’s […]

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Events to mark Disestablishment 150

As you may know, the Church of Ireland is currently marking the 150th anniversary of its Disestablishment (summarised succinctly as D150).  The Act of Union 1800 united the Churches of England and Ireland ‘into one Protestant Episcopal Church’, a status which continued until the Irish Church Act 1869.  Our theme – ‘free to shape your […]

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Listen back: COIHS Armagh 2019

Missed the last conference at Armagh Robinson Library on 6 April? Members of the Church of Ireland Historical Society can now listen to the latest papers delivered by Professor Rachel Moss on the impact of the Reformation on medieval parish churches, Dr Andrew Sneddon on the Bishop Francis Hutchinson of Down and Conner in the eighteenth […]

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Looking back: Armagh conference 2019

On Saturday 6th April, the Church of Ireland Historical Society (COIHS) hosted its first conference of the year in the Armagh Robinson Library. We had a superb turnout and wish to thank members, both old and new as well as day visitors who came to hear four excellent papers. We hope you enjoyed the day […]

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Date for your diary: COIHS Spring Conference, 6 April 2019

The Church of Ireland Historical Society’s first conference of the year will be on Saturday, 6 April 2019 in Armagh Robinson Library. The library is located at the northwest entrance gate to the Church of Ireland Cathedral. Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am and the first paper will start at 11am. Confirmed speakers are Prof. Rachel Moss (Trinity College, Dublin), […]

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Date for your diary: COIHS Spring Conference 21 April 2018

The Church of Ireland Historical Society’s first conference of the year will be on Saturday, 21 April 2018 in Armagh Robinson Library. The library is located at the northwest entrance gate to the Church of Ireland Cathedral. Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am and the first paper will start at 11am. Confirmed speakers are Dr Annaleigh Margey (Dundalk IT), Dr […]

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Listen back: COIHS Armagh podcasts 2017 (members only)

Missed the last conference at Armagh Robinson Library on 1st April? Members of COIHS can now listen to the latest papers delivered by Dr Colman Dennehy on the role of the Church of Ireland bishops in the Irish House of Lords in the seventeenth century, Dr Patrick Little on the challenges confronting the Church of Ireland during the tumultuous […]

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Looking back: Armagh conference 2017

On Saturday 1st April, the Church of Ireland Historical Society (COIHS) hosted its first conference of the year at the Armagh Robinson Library. Dr Coleman Dennehy began proceedings with an assessment of the Church of Ireland bishops in the Irish House of Lords in the seventeenth century. He revealed the complexities of their parliamentary role. Ms Kathryn […]

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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 […]