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Government grant for digitisation of Church of Ireland Parish Registers

The Representative Church Body Library has welcomed the announcement of a €100,000 capital grant towards the digitisation of Church of Ireland parish registers as part of the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht’s digitisation scheme.  The funding was announced by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ms Josepha Madigan TD, during a visit […]

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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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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 […]