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The Unique Story of the Church of St John the Evangelist, Dublin, in the Nineteenth Century

In 2019, the RCB Library has received numerous invaluable items to augment the already substantial collection held for St John the Evangelist, Sandymount. Of particular interest was one document, with an attached map, outlining the designation of parochial district boundaries, dated 6th November 1867. St John the Evangelist, Sandymount, is somewhat unique in the Church […]

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Date for your diary: COIHS Spring Conference 21 April 2018

The Church of Ireland Historical Society’s first conference of the year will be on Saturday, 21 April 2018 in Armagh Robinson Library. The library is located at the northwest entrance gate to the Church of Ireland Cathedral. Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am and the first paper will start at 11am. Confirmed speakers are Dr Annaleigh Margey (Dundalk IT), Dr […]

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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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Don’t forget! Church of Ireland Historical Society THIS Saturday

With just days to go, 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, Dublin (entrance via the Chapter Room). 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 […]

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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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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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Memoir of the life of Ellen Hutchins (1785-1815)

A short memoir of the life of Ellen Hutchins (1785-1815) who became Ireland’s first female botanist, which is in the custody of the Representative Church Body Library, has been digitized and made available online: Hutchins memoir Regarded as the first female field botanist in Ireland, Ellen Hutchins was also a gifted botanical illustrator. Constrained by ill-health […]

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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 […]