Tag: First World War

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

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The Somme and Ulster Protestant consciousness

The magazine of the Redemptorist Congregation in Ireland, Reality, is planning on publishing a number of articles on the event surrounding the 1916 Centenary this year. Some of these are already in place. The magazine’s editor, however, would like to

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CofI preacher books: an invaluable archival source

Maeve Mullin reports on more fascinating material from the RCB Library archives: The Representative Church Body Library holds over 1000 collections of parish registers from all over the country, and many of these include runs of preacher’s books. One such

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History comes alive at St Patrick’s Cathedral

As of Wednesday, 5 August, visitors to St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, can now get a high tech insight into the building’s 800–year history following the launch of a new Discovery Space. Located in the cathedral’s South Transept, the interpretative centre was officially

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Heritage week 2015 (24-29 Aug)

As is customary now, the Church of Ireland is taking part in the annual Heritage Week (24th-29th August). There will be a number of events taking place throughout the week in church and cathedrals, particularly for those with an interest in

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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

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Hidden Pages from WWI

The Irish Society for Archives and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral have recently announced that it is holding a free seminar on hitherto unseen archives relating to soldiers and civilian during World War One. Curators representing a variety of national projects and exhibitions will

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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

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‘Ethics of war’

To mark the one hundreth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the Church of Ireland’s Historical Centenaries Working Group is organising a discussion on the ‘Ethics of War’ on Wednesday, 19 November 2014. Professor Nigel Biggar of the University of

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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

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