Heritage Week: Talks on History and the Church of Ireland

Heritage Week is back for another year! As usual the Church of Ireland tries to involved itself in various activities throughout the week and this year is no different.

In what has been a busy year with the fantastic exhibition A Visual Window to an Ecclesiastic World at the Irish Architectural Archive in Merrion Square, the RCB Library has teamed up with their partners once again to organise four wonderful lunchtime talks for members of the public. All presentations take place at 1.15pm at 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

On Tuesday 20 August Professor Alan Ford (University of Nottingham) will deliver a presentation on ‘What kind of a Church is the Church of Ireland?‘. Professor Ford was one of the editors of a recent book co-sponsored by the Church of Ireland Historical Society. You can read more about the book here.

On Wednesday 21 August Dr Michael O’Neill FSA will talk about ‘Architecture and Ecclesiology: The evidence from the Church of Ireland drawing collections‘. Dr O’Neill was heavily involved in organising the exhibition currently on show at the Architectural Archive. For more details, click here.

On Thursday 22 August the Right Reverend Michael Burros, Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory, will give a paper entitled ‘Liturgical space and the re-ordering of Church of Ireland churches‘.

On Friday 23 August Dr Niamh NicGhabhann (University of Limerick) will give the final weekday presentation entitled ‘Church of Ireland restorations and representations in 19th-century Ireland‘. Dr NicGhabhann recently gave a paper at the Church of Ireland Historical Society in November 2018. Members of the society can hear her paper on podcast by clicking here.

Admission to these four talks are free and open to all members of the public. Those interested in coming can also avail of the opportunity to see the Church of Ireland’s Architectural Drawings Exhibition which ends on 30 August.

Any enquiries, please go to www.iarc.ie

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