To mark the publication of the Representative Church Body Library‘s latest volume in its Texts and Calendars series: Episcopal visitations of the diocese of Meath 1622-1799 (taking place tomorrow, Thursday, 6 July at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim) we offer a brief insight …

Sneak peak: Episcopal visitations of the diocese of Meath 1622-1799 Read more »

On Thursday, 6 July, the Most Revd Pat Storey, Bishop of Meath & Kildare, will launch the latest volume in the Representative Church Body Library’s Texts and Calendars series: Episcopal visitations of the diocese of Meath, 1622-1799. It is edited by Dr Michael …

Episcopal visitations of the diocese of Meath, 1622-1799 Read more »

The latest phase of the project to digitize, catalogue and make available online the Representative Church Body Library’s collections of architectural drawings of churches has resulted in the processing of drawings from the western Diocese of Tuam. To date (as …

Church Architectural Drawings Project: Tuam Diocesan Collection Read more »

The online exhibit ‘Please Be Seated: The Content of Church of Ireland Pew Registers’ focuses on the relatively rare church record called the pew register, one of an array of record types produced by the parish vestry – the committee …

The Content of Church of Ireland Pew Registers, c. 1719-1839 Read more »

For historians and others interested in the Church of Ireland and its relevance for local history who have ever wondered ‘What is a vestry book?’ the answer is to be found in a colourful online presentation at the RCB Library’s …

Online publication of the Killoughter Vestry Minute Book, 1813–1916 Read more »

In the latest of fascinating accounts on the value of exploring Church of Ireland parish registers, Gerry Kearney explores his approach to tracking parochial families in Killinane and Kilconickny in County Galway. Killinane Killinane, sometimes recorded as Killinan, was a vicarage …

Local history: using parish registers & gravestone inscriptions Read more »

The RCB Library in Dublin is custodian of over 1000 collections of Church of Ireland records which have been transferred from the parishes where they were created to the library’s safe custody. Within each collection are various categories of records, …

CofI 19c registers: escape from African slavery Read more »

The Representative Church Body Library holds over 1000 collections of parish registers from all over the country, and many of these include runs of preacher’s books. One such example is the parish of Clones, county Monaghan (and diocese of Clogher) …

CofI preacher books: an invaluable archival source Read more »

Christ Church Cathedral Dublin is hosting a summer lunchtime lecture series every Tuesday from 30 June to 21 July on ‘Women & the Church’. In a series of four lectures they will explore the role of women and the church ranging from …

Women and the Church: Christ Church lectures Read more »