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Looking back: Dublin conference 2015

On Saturday 7th 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 Jarlath Killeen of Trinity College, Dublin, began proceedings with a lively and engaging paper that discussed the Irish Protestant Gothic tradition’. Ms Jessica Cunningham, who is pursuing his PhD at Maynooth University, […]

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COIHS conference: 7 November 2015

With less than two weeks to go, the Church of Ireland Historical Society’s second conference of the year will take place at 11am on Saturday, 7 November 2015 in the Music Room at Christ Church Cathedral. Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am. Speakers include Dr Jarlath Killeen (Trinity College, Dublin), Dr Jennifer Redmond (Maynooth University) and Dr Ian d’Alton (independent). The research paper […]

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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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W. G. Neely prize-winner announced

The committee of the Church of Ireland Historical Society are delighted to announce that Mr Jeffrey Cox has been awarded the W. G. Neely prize for 2015. Mr Cox, who is pursuing his PhD at University College Dublin under the supervision of Dr Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin, won the award for his essay entitled ‘The pastoral ministry […]

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Women and the Church: Christ Church lectures

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 the medieval period to the modern day. Held in the cathedral’s spacious and refurbished music […]

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Listen back: COIHS Armagh conference 2014

On Saturday 5 April 2014, the Church of Ireland Historical Society held its spring conference at Armagh Public Library. Professor Jacqueline Hill (NUI Maynooth) delivered a paper on Reverend William Phelan and the historiography of the Church of Ireland; Dr Brendan Scott spoke about the 1622 royal visitation of the Church of Ireland in Ulster; while […]