Under the terms of the Irish Church Act, of 26th July 1869, which passed into law in 1871, the union between Church and State in Ireland that had existed since the Reformation was dissolved, and the Church of Ireland ceased …

The Short Read: Monaghan Parish Register and Disestablishment Read more »

On February 2019, the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic Archbishops of Dublin met at St Michan’s Church, Dublin, to issue an appeal for the return of the head of an 800-year old mummy which was stolen during a raid …

Digging for Emmet: Ghostly Images From Dublin’s Past Read more »

On 7th February 1619, the oldest surviving register in existence in Ireland, the combined register from St John’s parish in Dublin, commenced. This makes this particular volume 400 years old this month. During her recent visit to the Representative Church Body …

Ireland’s earliest register: St John’s Parish Register 400 years old Read more »

Those with an interest in the Longford/Roscommon region might be particularly interested in the latest finding at the Representative Church Body Library. Below is transcribed content of the parish registers of the former union of Bumlin, Kiltrustan and Lissonuffy in …

The Strokestown (Bumlin) Parish Registers 1811-1969 Read more »

For the first time a detailed finding aid to the content of the Irish Huguenot Archive is now available online. In 1993, the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland entered into an agreement with the Representative Church Body to …

The Irish Huguenot Archive Read more »

The details of some 2,187 people – soldiers and their families – recorded in the registers of Ballincollig Garrison Chapel have been recovered using the registers of baptisms, marriages and burials between 1810 and 1922 now in the safe custody …

The value of Church of Ireland registers: Ballincollig military men & their families 1810-1922 Read more »

At the start of 2017 in the RCB Library in Dublin – which serves both as the Church of Ireland’s repository of records and its theological reference library – there is focus on the Conservation Fund for its records. January’s …

Representative Church Body Library Conservation Fund Read more »

For historians and others interested in the Church of Ireland and its relevance for local history who have ever wondered ‘What is a vestry book?’ the answer is to be found in a colourful online presentation at the RCB Library’s …

Online publication of the Killoughter Vestry Minute Book, 1813–1916 Read more »

By no means the only Church of Ireland resources, parish registers are nevertheless the collections which most obviously connect the Church of Ireland community to the worldwide diaspora. As previously reported, the Representative Church Body Library collaborated with the Irish …

Update: List of Church of Ireland Parish Registers Read more »

An unusual source was recently brought to the attention of the RCB Library staff by professional genealogist Máire Mac Conghail who is a regular user of the Library’s family history resources. Having consulted the combined register for St Audoen’s parish …

Conversions in St Audoen’s, Dublin, 1827-47 Read more »