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The online exhibit ‘Please Be Seated: The Content of Church of Ireland Pew Registers’ focuses on the relatively rare church record called the pew register, one of an array of record types produced by the parish vestry – the committee …

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On Saturday 15 October the Deanery of St Patrick’s Cathedral will host the 15th annual Swift Symposium. The proceedings will begin at the usual time of 2pm and end at 5pm. The programme is as follows: Dr Lucinda Cole (University of Illinois): ‘Swift …

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The Church of Ireland is doing its part to mark the wonderful festivity that is Culture Night 2016. Here’s just a small sample of what is going on tonight right across the country (for further details visit the Culture Night …

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The Church of Ireland Historical Society is delighted to announce that together with Four Courts Press they will publish a book on the historiography of the Church of Ireland in 2017. Edited by Dr Mark Empey (National University of Ireland, Galway), …

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In the latest of fascinating accounts on the value of exploring Church of Ireland parish registers, Gerry Kearney explores his approach to tracking parochial families in Killinane and Kilconickny in County Galway. Killinane Killinane, sometimes recorded as Killinan, was a vicarage …

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On Tuesday 20 October in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, the Bishop of Clogher, the Rt Revd John McDowell, will officially launch Preaching in Belfast, 1747-72. This book, by Raymond Gillespie and Roibeard Ó Gallachóir, contains a unique collection of twenty sermons written by …

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Interested in hearing Irish harp music from the 17th and 18th centuries? From Friday 21st August until Saturday, 29th August, The Historical Harp Society of Ireland will perform ‘Songs of the Irish Harpers – the Legacy of Edward Bunting’. This offers …

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It’s that time of the year again and ‘Culture Night 2014’ is set to take the country by storm once more this Friday, 19 September. As usual, the Church of Ireland is playing its part in the festivities and offering …

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The most recent meeting of the Society was held in the Chapter Room, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, on Saturday, 2 November 2013. For details of the programme click on the ‘archives‘ link.

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