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The Church of Ireland and its past

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 by the Society and the Standing Committee of the General Synod of the Church of […]

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The Church of Ireland & the Irish Convention, 1917

Previously hidden aspects of the Church of Ireland’s input and influence on the Irish Convention which opened in Trinity College Dublin one hundred years ago (on 25th July 1917) are brought to light in a new online exhibition from the RCB Library – the Church’s record repository and reference library. The Irish Convention is significant […]

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Church Architectural Drawings Project: Tuam Diocesan Collection

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 of 1st May 2017) over 5,000 drawings have been made available online for the churches […]

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Headlines in April 1917: the Church of Ireland Gazette

Recognising the value of digitization for unlocking information from relatively hidden primary sources, further funding to continue the process of digitizing and indexing the Church of Ireland Gazette has been committed from central Church funds to support an ongoing project, managed by the RCB Library, in collaboration with the Editor and Board of the Church […]

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Harry Clarke’s unique gift to Archbishop Gregg of Dublin (1922)

The fusion between books and archives is brought to life from the RCB Library, the Church of Ireland’s library and archive repository. In time for spring, the unique gift given to the former Archbishop of Dublin, The Most Revd Dr John Gregg (1873-1961) who was archbishop from 1920 to 1939, by renowned stained-glass artist Harry Clarke (1889-1931) […]

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The Foundation and Development of the Church of Ireland Divinity Hostel

During the summer of 2016 Sean Hanily worked in the Representative Church Body Library, where as well as cataloguing this collection he also worked on the Library’s printed collection relating to the Church of Ireland’s connection with Trinity College, Dublin. Take a look at his some of his findings. The Church of Ireland Divinity Hostel was […]

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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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Listen back: November 2015 podcasts

Missed the last conference at Christ Church Cathedral on 7th November? Members of COIHS can now listen to three excellent papers delivered by Dr Jarlath Killeen on the Irish Protestant Gothic tradition, Dr Jennifer Redmond on perceptions of identity and belonging among Protestants in Free State Ireland in the post-revolutionary period, and Dr Ian d’Alton on how The Irish Times and […]

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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 […]