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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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1916 Archival sources event: St Thomas’s Church

An Post and the Irish Society for Archives is hosting an event entitled ‘Hidden Pages from the 1916 Rising’ at St Thomas’s Church, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1, on Tuesday 2 February. With fives short papers and chaired by the religious affairs correspondent for the Irish Times, Patsy McGarry, this seminar explores little known archival sources from […]

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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 opened by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe. The Discovery Space includes […]

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Listen back: April 2015 podcasts

Missed the last conference at Armagh Public Library on 25th April? Members of COIHS can now listen to three excellent papers delivered by Dr Immo Warntjes on the Easter controversy in the seventh century, Professor Pádraig Ó Riain on the nineteenth-century antiquarian, William Reeves, and Dr Ida Milne on rural Protestants and the GAA in the twentieth […]

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Lecture on Alexander Knox (1757-1831)

On Thursday, 16 April 2015 Dr David John William McCready will give a public lecture on the Anglican lay-theologian and sometime politician, Alexander Knox (1757-1831). The title of McCready’s paper is ‘Alexander Knox: his significance to the study of John Wesley and early Methodism’. This event will be held at Litton Hall, Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin and begins at 7.30pm. It […]

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Lunchtime Lecture Series

A new series of lunchtime lectures aimed at ‘Introducing Christ Church’ gets underway in March. The Cathedral Library and Archives Committee has arranged the series of illustrated talks in Christ Church Cathedral each Tuesday in March. Each session will feature a different speaker and the lectures get underway at 1.05 pm. They will last about half an hour and […]

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Book launch: The Church of Ireland – An Illustrated History

New publication The Church of Ireland – An Illustrated History to be launched in Belfast and Dublin, 3rd & 5th December A colourful and comprehensive new book entitled The Church of Ireland – An Illustrated History published by Booklink is to be launched in both Belfast and Dublin. The Belfast event will take place at St Anne’s Cathedral on Tuesday 3rd December at 6.30pm, launched […]