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Exhibition of Church of Ireland Architectural Drawings

An exhibition of the Church of Ireland’s historical architectural drawings – entitled A Visual Window to an Ecclesiastical World – will be launched by the Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke, next Tuesday evening (7th May) at the Architecture Gallery, in the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin.  Admission is free but those […]

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Medieval Irish manuscript, The Red Book of Ossory, to be published

The RCB Library has digitised one of its most significant medieval manuscripts: The Red Book of Ossory (RCB Library D11/2/1). Not only is it available for public consultation on the Church of Ireland website but it will also be published by The Irish Manuscripts Commission in the coming years. The Red Book will be edited and translated by the […]

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The Jacobite Risings: material from St Canice’s Cathedral collection

The Russell Library at Maynooth University is hosting an exhibition for the month on July on the theme ‘Exploring the Jacobite Risings’. This includes material from the St. Canice’s Cathedral collection which is now preserved at the library following a long-term lease agreement with the Representative Church Body Library last year. The exhibition will be […]

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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 […]

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Date for your diary: COIHS Spring Conference 1 April 2017

The Church of Ireland Historical Society’s first conference of the year will be on Saturday, 1 April 2017 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 Dr Coleman Dennehy (University College London), Ms […]

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Irish harpers: 17th and 18th century music

Interested in hearing Irish harp music from the 17th and 18th centuries? From Friday 21st August until Saturday, 29th August, The Historical Harp Society of Ireland will perform ‘Songs of the Irish Harpers – the Legacy of Edward Bunting’. This offers a unique chance to hear evocative 17th- and 18th-century music from two of the greatest […]

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Heritage week 2015 (24-29 Aug)

As is customary now, the Church of Ireland is taking part in the annual Heritage Week (24th-29th August). There will be a number of events taking place throughout the week in church and cathedrals, particularly for those with an interest in church history. For more information on Heritage Week go to: http://www.heritageweek.ie   Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin […]