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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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W. G. Neely Prize Winner 2016: Kathryn Sawyer

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is delighted to announce that the 2016 W.G. Neely Postgraduate Prize Winner is Kathryn Sawyer. Her paper was entitled ‘“A disorderly tumultuous way of serving God”: Prayer and social order in Ireland, 1660-1689’. Kathryn receives €150 and her essay will now be considered for publication in Ireland’s premier historical journal: Irish Historical […]

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Church of Ireland Historical Society Conference, 5 November 2016

The Church of Ireland Historical Society’s second conference of the year will take place at 11am on Saturday, 5 November 2016 in the Music Room at Christ Church Cathedral. Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am. Speakers include Dr Bronagh McShane (National University of Ireland, Galway), Dr Judith Hill (Trinity College, Dublin) and Dr Heather Jones (London School of Economics). In a slight change to […]

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Church of Ireland and Culture Night 2016!

The Church of Ireland is doing its part to mark the wonderful festivity that is Culture Night 2016. Here’s just a small sample of what is going on tonight right across the country (for further details visit the Culture Night website: http://www.culturenight.ie). Enjoy yourselves! Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin: Experience historic tours of the cathedral and its […]

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Historiography of the Church of Ireland

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is delighted to announce that together with Four Courts Press they will publish a book on the historiography of the Church of Ireland in 2017. Edited by Dr Mark Empey (National University of Ireland, Galway), Professor Alan Ford (Nottingham University) and Dr Miriam Moffitt (St Patrick’s College, Maynooth), this sizeable […]

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Local history: using parish registers & gravestone inscriptions

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 in the diocese of Kilmacduagh. By order of the Privy Council dated 11 March 1726, […]

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Listen back: April 2016 podcasts

Missed the last conference at Armagh Public Library on 23rd April? Members of COIHS can now listen to the latest papers delivered by Ms Valerie Adams on the Church of Ireland records in the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, Dr Jane McKee on the Huguenot background and early Irish career of Peter Drelincourt (1644-1722), and Mr Colin Armstrong on the […]

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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). […]