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Events to mark Disestablishment 150

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 which continued until the Irish Church Act 1869.  Our theme – ‘free to shape your […]

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The Muniments of Swift’s Cathedral

Although by no means complete, having suffered the ravages of time, including flood, fire and neglect, the scope of the muniments of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, (Swift’s cathedral) is vast. The collection contains records from as early as the 13th century and continuing on to the present day. Since the transfer of the collection into […]

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Heritage Week: Talk on Jonathan Swift as Dean

As part of the Heritage Week festivities from Saturday 19th August to Sunday 27th August, Albert Fenton will deliver a talk on Jonathan Swift’s career as dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral. Given this is the 350th anniversary of the birth of Swift, this talk is a timely and welcome addition to the programme of events. […]

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

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 into this important study. Edited by Dr Michael O’Neill and published by the Four Courts […]

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Episcopal visitations of the diocese of Meath, 1622-1799

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 O’Neill and published by Four Courts Press. The launch will take place at St Patrick’s Cathedral, […]

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Jonathan Swift Symposium 2016

On Saturday 15 October the Deanery of St Patrick’s Cathedral will host the 15th annual Swift Symposium. The proceedings will begin at the usual time of 2pm and end at 5pm. The programme is as follows: Dr Lucinda Cole (University of Illinois): ‘Swift among the Locust’ Dr Karen Lipsedge (Associate Professor of English, Kingston University, London): ‘“Domestic Man”? Swift […]

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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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Women in the Church of Ireland and the Easter Rising

As part of Heritage Week (20-28 August) the Church of Ireland will be hosting a wide range of events including historical talks, tours and exhibitions. On Monday, 22nd August, St Patrick’s Cathedral will host a talk on women in the Church of Ireland and their involvement in the Easter Rising of 1916. It will focus […]

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Lunchtime lecture series: Music in context

For the month of April, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, will be hosting weekly lunchtime lectures  at Tuesday afternoons. The series is entitled ‘Music in context at St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin’ and will take place in the Lady Chapel of the cathedral. All papers will begin at 1.10pm. There are four speakers over the course of […]

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Swift symposium

The 14th Dublin international symposium on Jonathan Swift will take place on Saturday 17 October. It takes place in The Deanery, Upper Kevin Street, Dublin 8. The symposium begins at 2pm and concludes at 5pm. There will be four papers given by internationally renowned scholars followed by response from Professor Daniel Carey. The presenters and the titles of their papers […]