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The Bank Holiday Read: ‘News Behind the News’ from the Gazette

The Church of Ireland Gazette – the Church’s weekly newspaper since 1856 – was written and read by lay and clerical members among others. It provides the longest-running public commentary on its affairs, and as such recognised as a valuable primary source for understanding the complexities and nuance of Church of Ireland and indeed wider Protestant identity, as […]

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Church of Ireland Gazette coverage of WWI, November 1918

The ‘War to end all Wars’ came to an end on Monday 11th November 1918. After over four years of fighting and death, it was finally over. The sense of relief is captured in the pages of the weekly newspaper, the Church of Ireland Gazette, especially its issues for 15th and 22nd November 1918.  The first edition […]

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‘Keeping the head down’? The Protestant Folklore Project

A major collecting project being undertaken by the National Folklore Collection has been recently established. What makes it so uniques is that it focuses on Irish Protestants as a cultural group. This raises a number of questions as we mark the ‘decade of centenaries’. For example, what does the project tell us about Protestants in […]

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The Church of Ireland & the Irish Convention, 1917

Previously hidden aspects of the Church of Ireland’s input and influence on the Irish Convention which opened in Trinity College Dublin one hundred years ago (on 25th July 1917) are brought to light in a new online exhibition from the RCB Library – the Church’s record repository and reference library. The Irish Convention is significant […]

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Southern Loyalism in Context conference, 21-22 July 2017

On 21 and 22 July 2017, Maynooth University is hosting a conference entitled ‘Southern Loyalism in context’. The conference is focused on loyalism not just in Ireland but also in its international contexts. Papers are very much welcomed from outside the academic community. The call for papers closes on 30 April 2017. Abstracts of 300 […]

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Listen back: COIHS Dublin podcasts 2016 (members only)

Missed the last conference at Christ Church Cathedral on 5rd November? Members of COIHS can now listen to the latest papers delivered by Dr Bronagh McShane on clerical wives in early modern Ireland, Dr Judith Hill on the on the architectural wonder that is the Chapel Royal beside Dublin Castle, and Dr Heather Jones on Irish commemoration of World […]

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Looking back: Dublin conference 2016

On Saturday 5th 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 Bronagh McShane, who is now a postdoctoral researcher at the National University of Ireland, Galway, began proceedings with an assessment of clerical wives in early modern Ireland. She drew attention to […]

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Launch of Irish Archives journal ‘Hidden Pages from the 1916 Rising’

The Irish Society for Archives extends an open invitation to members of the public to a reception in The National Archives marking the publication of Irish Archives (Vol. 23): Hidden Pages from the 1916 Rising . Edited by Susan Hood and Elizabeth McEvoy, the journal will be launched by Lia Mills (author of Fallen). The […]

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Women in the Church of Ireland and the Easter Rising

As part of Heritage Week (20-28 August) the Church of Ireland will be hosting a wide range of events including historical talks, tours and exhibitions. On Monday, 22nd August, St Patrick’s Cathedral will host a talk on women in the Church of Ireland and their involvement in the Easter Rising of 1916. It will focus […]

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Emigration of southern Irish Protestants in the 1920s

On Friday 8th April, Dr Andy Bielenberg of University College Cork will be delivering a paper at the Maynooth University History Forum entitled The emigration of southern Irish Protestants during the War of Independence and the Civil War. The talk will begin at 8pm. This paper examines the impact of the Irish revolution on the southern […]