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Looking back: Armagh conference 2016

On Saturday 23rd April, the Church of Ireland Historical Society (COIHS) hosted its first conference of the year in the Armagh Public Library. Ms Valerie Adams, who is librarian and archivist at the Presbyterian Historical Society, began proceedings with a broad overview of the Church of Ireland records housed in the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland. She highlighted, […]

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COIHS conference: 23 April 2016

With a week and a half to go, the Church of Ireland Historical Society’s first conference of the year will take place at 11am on Saturday, 23 April 2016 at Armagh Public Library. Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am. Speakers include Ms Valerie Adams (archivist at the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland), Dr Jane McKee (University of Ulster) and Mr Colin Armstrong (independent). […]

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Lunchtime lecture series: Music in context

For the month of April, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, will be hosting weekly lunchtime lectures  at Tuesday afternoons. The series is entitled ‘Music in context at St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin’ and will take place in the Lady Chapel of the cathedral. All papers will begin at 1.10pm. There are four speakers over the course of […]

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Date for your diary: COIHS Spring Conference, 23 April 2016

The Church of Ireland Historical Society’s spring conference will be on Saturday, 23 April 2016 in Armagh Public 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 Ms Valerie Adams (Archivist of the Presbyterian Historical Society), Dr […]

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Dublin Protestants and the Easter Rising

On Thursday 24 March at 1 pm the Dublin Unitarian Church on St Stephen’s Green is holding a lunchtime public talk on ‘Dublin Protestants and the Easter Rising’.  The speaker will be Dr Martin Maguire, senior lecturer at Dundalk Institute of Technology, who is well-known as a historian of Irish Protestantism and former speaker at the […]

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Conference at Christ Church Waterford

On Friday 18 March and Saturday 19 March Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford, is hosting a conference entitled ‘Remembering, Forgetting and Fulfilling 1916: Can the future be built upon the untapped resources of the past?’ The aim is to critically analyse the nature of commemoration as well as how history was ‘misremembered’ in 1916 and thereafter. […]

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Listen back: November 2015 podcasts

Missed the last conference at Christ Church Cathedral on 7th November? Members of COIHS can now listen to three excellent papers delivered by Dr Jarlath Killeen on the Irish Protestant Gothic tradition, Dr Jennifer Redmond on perceptions of identity and belonging among Protestants in Free State Ireland in the post-revolutionary period, and Dr Ian d’Alton on how The Irish Times and […]

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Looking back: Dublin conference 2015

On Saturday 7th November, the Church of Ireland Historical Society (COIHS) hosted its second conference of the year in the Music Room at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Dr Jarlath Killeen of Trinity College, Dublin, began proceedings with a lively and engaging paper that discussed the Irish Protestant Gothic tradition’. Ms Jessica Cunningham, who is pursuing his PhD at Maynooth University, […]

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COIHS conference: 7 November 2015

With less than two weeks to go, the Church of Ireland Historical Society’s second conference of the year will take place at 11am on Saturday, 7 November 2015 in the Music Room at Christ Church Cathedral. Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am. Speakers include Dr Jarlath Killeen (Trinity College, Dublin), Dr Jennifer Redmond (Maynooth University) and Dr Ian d’Alton (independent). The research paper […]

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The Protestant experience of 1916

On Saturday, 14 November there will be a one day conference examining how the Protestant community in Ireland experienced 1916 and the years that followed. Entitled Silenced Stories: The Protestant Experience of 1916, the event will begin at 9.30am in Renehan Hall, Maynooth University (south campus). Speakers at the event include Professor Roddy Cowie from Queen’s University, Belfast, on the […]