One hundred years ago this month, the Irish Border was created by the Government of Ireland Act which came into force on 3rd May 1921. Collaborating with the Church of Ireland’s Historical Centenaries Working Group, the RCB Library is marking …

Centenary of Partition and the Foundation of Northern Ireland: the Church of Ireland Gazette Read more »

Archive editions of the Church of Ireland Gazette, covering 1960 to 1969, are now available online alongside a further presentation in the ‘Borderless Church’ series from the Representative Church Body Library. On 18th October 1963, the first edition of a new …

Editions of the Church of Ireland Gazette for 1960s now available Online Read more »

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 Thursday 27th February the Royal Irish Academy is hosting a half-day conference produced in partnership with the Church of Ireland as part of the Church’s National Programme that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Disestablishment of the Church of …

Church of Ireland: Disestablishment and beyond Read more »

As part of the 150th anniversary of the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland, Christ Church Cathedral (Dublin) is hosting a lunchtime lectures series detailing perspectives after the disestablishment relating to topics such as government, history, the Roman Catholic and …

Disestablishment and the Church of Ireland Lecture series Read more »

The personal story of the last member of the clergy to be ordained before Disestablishment – the Revd William Somerville-Large (1847-1939) – has been commissioned by the RCB Library as a final contribution to the 150th anniversary for 2019. The …

William Somerville-Large: the last pre-Disestablished cleric of the Church of Ireland Read more »

As you may know, the Church of Ireland is currently marking the 150th anniversary of its Disestablishment (summarised succinctly as D150).  The Act of Union 1800 united the Churches of England and Ireland ‘into one Protestant Episcopal Church’, a status …

Events to mark Disestablishment 150 Read more »

Drawing on the rich resources of the digitized and freely searchable Church of Ireland Gazette, Dr Miriam Moffitt has produced a timely analysis of the coverage of the Disestablishment story as it happened and was reported by the Gazette, the Church’s newspaper, …

The Bank Holiday read: The Gazette’s coverage of Disestablishment in 1869 Read more »

An exhibition of the Church of Ireland’s historical architectural drawings – entitled A Visual Window to an Ecclesiastical World – will be launched by the Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke, next Tuesday evening (7th May) at the Architecture …

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