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1962 journal on the Holy Land digitised

Among the key duties of the Representative Church Body Library (RCBL) is digitising materials in their custody for public use. Among those items that have been digitised is a copy of a journal that was written by a young student, Patricia Ledbetter (now Smyth), as she travelled to Jerusalem and environs, via Holyhead, London, Frankfurt and Beirut, […]

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Church of Ireland Gazette (1915) digitised

The weekly editions of the 1915 Church of Ireland Gazette has now been made fully accessible online by the RCB Library. The 1915 editions add to those already available for the years 1913 and 1914, enabling further analysis of various aspects of the momentous changes that occurred in Ireland and now being marked in the Decade of […]

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WWI short film at St Mark’s, Dundela

A specially commissioned short film documentary ‘The Boys from East Belfast’ focusing on the discovery of letters written by ten soldiers from East Belfast and serving at the Western Front is to be given its first screening at St Mark’s Church, Dundela on Monday, 10 November at 6.00pm. The film is a collaboration between the RCB […]

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Church of Ireland Gazette (1914) online

Following on from the successful digitization of the 1913 editions of The Church of Ireland Gazette last year, and continuing its commitment to mark the Decade of Commemorations, the RCB Library is pleased to present all 52 editions of The Church of Ireland Gazette for 1914 in a fully searchable format online. The Gazette provides the […]

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Bicentennial of St Brendan’s Church, Tarbert

To celebrate the bicentennial of St Brendan’s Church, Tarbert (Co. Kerry), the Tarbert Historical Society have published a commemorative book entitled St. Brendan’s Church of Ireland, Tarbert, 1814-2014. Two Hundred Years of Change. It contains baptismal records from 1787 to 1916 and details from the local Church of Ireland School, as well as memoirs of […]

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Tudor & Stuart Ireland conference

On 29 and 30 August 2014, NUI Maynooth will host the annual Tudor and Stuart Ireland conference which is now in its fourth year. The programme offers a wide range of aspects between the end of the fifteenth and the early eighteenth century. There are thirty speakers and two plenary lectures (as well as a tour […]

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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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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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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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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 […]