The final blog of 2020 is an examination of the 1970s through the lens of the Church of Ireland Gazette, the Church’s weekly newspaper. It coincides with the online release of all editions for that decade: 1970-79 inclusive. In contrast to …

Online Release of the Church of Ireland Gazette Editions from 1970s: Special Focus on the ‘Borderless Church’ Read more »

Following on from Dr Marie Coleman’s analysis of the 1950s available and Prof Brian M Walker’s personal perspective on the Gazette’s Coverage of the 1960s from north of the Border, Dr Ian d’Alton, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary …

A Republic of Ireland Perspective on the 1960s: the Church of Ireland Gazette Read more »

The Church of Ireland Historical Society’s second conference of the year will be on Saturday, 2 November 2019 in Christ Church Cathedral’s Music Room, Dublin. Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am and the first paper will start at 11am. Confirmed speakers are …

Date for your diary: COIHS Winter Conference, 2 November 2019 Read more »

As you may know, the Church of Ireland is currently marking the 150th anniversary of its Disestablishment (summarised succinctly as D150).  The Act of Union 1800 united the Churches of England and Ireland ‘into one Protestant Episcopal Church’, a status …

Events to mark Disestablishment 150 Read more »

Drawing on the rich resources of the digitized and freely searchable Church of Ireland Gazette, Dr Miriam Moffitt has produced a timely analysis of the coverage of the Disestablishment story as it happened and was reported by the Gazette, the Church’s newspaper, …

The Bank Holiday read: The Gazette’s coverage of Disestablishment in 1869 Read more »

On Tuesday 12 March former Senator, TD and Minister Dr Martin Mansergh will launch Protestant and Irish: The minority’s search for place in independent Ireland, edited by Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne, and published by Cork University Press. It will …

Book launch! Protestant and Irish: the minority’s search for place in independent Ireland Read more »

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, …

Church of Ireland Gazette coverage of WWI, November 1918 Read more »

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 …

‘Keeping the head down’? The Protestant Folklore Project Read more »

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is pleased to announce that The Church of Ireland and its past: history, interpretation and identity, edited by Mark Empey, Alan Ford and Miriam Moffitt, is now out and available in all good bookstores. Co-funded …

The Church of Ireland and its past Read more »