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Emigration of southern Irish Protestants in the 1920s

On Friday 8th April, Dr Andy Bielenberg of University College Cork will be delivering a paper at the Maynooth University History Forum entitled The emigration of southern Irish Protestants during the War of Independence and the Civil War. The talk will begin at 8pm. This paper examines the impact of the Irish revolution on the southern […]

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Reporting the Rising: A Church of Ireland Perspective

As some of you may know 2016 marks the 160th anniversary of the Church of Ireland Gazette. It was first published in March 1856. Initially known as the Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette (up to 1900) for the first three years of its existence the paper appeared on a monthly basis as a ‘monthly repertory of miscellaneous church news’. However, from […]

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Conference at Christ Church Waterford

On Friday 18 March and Saturday 19 March Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford, is hosting a conference entitled ‘Remembering, Forgetting and Fulfilling 1916: Can the future be built upon the untapped resources of the past?’ The aim is to critically analyse the nature of commemoration as well as how history was ‘misremembered’ in 1916 and thereafter. […]

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CofI Gazette 1911-1923 digitised and searchable

The ongoing project to digitise the historical issues of the Church of Ireland Gazette has entered a new and exciting phase, with the successful uploading and indexing of this invaluable resource for the period 1911–1923. It is re–launched in January 2016 through the Church of Ireland website. All the editions for the revolutionary period 1912–1922 (with […]

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The Protestant experience of 1916

On Saturday, 14 November there will be a one day conference examining how the Protestant community in Ireland experienced 1916 and the years that followed. Entitled Silenced Stories: The Protestant Experience of 1916, the event will begin at 9.30am in Renehan Hall, Maynooth University (south campus). Speakers at the event include Professor Roddy Cowie from Queen’s University, Belfast, on the […]

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Church of Ireland Gazette (1915) digitised

The weekly editions of the 1915 Church of Ireland Gazette has now been made fully accessible online by the RCB Library. The 1915 editions add to those already available for the years 1913 and 1914, enabling further analysis of various aspects of the momentous changes that occurred in Ireland and now being marked in the Decade of […]

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Listen back: COIHS November 2014

Missed the last conference at Christ Church Cathedral on 1 November? Members of COIHS can now listen to three fascinating papers delivered by Dr Caroline Gallagher, Reverend Canon Patrick Comerford and Dr Martin Maguire by visiting the podcasts link. You can also download the conference programme by clicking on the archives link. If you are […]

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WWI short film at St Mark’s, Dundela

A specially commissioned short film documentary ‘The Boys from East Belfast’ focusing on the discovery of letters written by ten soldiers from East Belfast and serving at the Western Front is to be given its first screening at St Mark’s Church, Dundela on Monday, 10 November at 6.00pm. The film is a collaboration between the RCB […]

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COIHS conference: 1 November 2014

There’s just a week to go before the Church of Ireland Historical Society hosts the second of its bi-annual conferences. This is more special than usual as we will be using the newly refurbished Music Room in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Enter via the usual means (the door to the Chapter Room, or the building […]

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Church of Ireland Gazette (1914) online

Following on from the successful digitization of the 1913 editions of The Church of Ireland Gazette last year, and continuing its commitment to mark the Decade of Commemorations, the RCB Library is pleased to present all 52 editions of The Church of Ireland Gazette for 1914 in a fully searchable format online. The Gazette provides the […]