The Representative Church Body Library’s long-term project to digitize and make freely available the complete run of the Church’s all-island newspaper, the Church of Ireland Gazette (in print since 1856) is about to be fulfilled with the addition of the remaining decades …

Church of Ireland Gazette Online Digitization Complete: 1950-59 Editions Now Freely Available Online Read more »

A rare set of 27 lantern slides depicting various churches principally in the diocese of Leighlin, but additionally from the dioceses of Glendalough and Kildare, and one of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, has recently been transferred from St Canice’s …

A Visual Window to Rural Church Settings in the 1930s Read more »

In 2019, the RCB Library has received numerous invaluable items to augment the already substantial collection held for St John the Evangelist, Sandymount. Of particular interest was one document, with an attached map, outlining the designation of parochial district boundaries, …

The Unique Story of the Church of St John the Evangelist, Dublin, in the Nineteenth Century Read more »

By collaborating with the parish of Mullingar in County Westmeath, the RCB Library has been able to digitise a volume in the parish record collection entitled a ‘Scrapbook of William Reynell relating to the history of the Parish of Mullingar, …

Parochial History of Mullingar (13th-19th Centuries) Read more »

The value of the Church of Ireland vestry minute book as a resource for social, economic, religious, and indeed legal history at parish level is immeasurable. A local historian and native of Roscommon, Alan Moran, has transcribed the entire content …

The Strokestown (Bumlin) Vestry Book, 1811-1870 Read more »

Sit back, relax, and read the hidden story behind the dismissal of the curate in the parish of Berehaven 150 years ago… Having discovered that not one but three addresses affirming support for Revd George F Stoney (1826-1869) had been …

Divided Loyalties in a West Cork Parish: the Revd George F Stoney of Berehaven Read more »

The details of some 2,187 people – soldiers and their families – recorded in the registers of Ballincollig Garrison Chapel have been recovered using the registers of baptisms, marriages and burials between 1810 and 1922 now in the safe custody …

The value of Church of Ireland registers: Ballincollig military men & their families 1810-1922 Read more »

At the start of 2017 in the RCB Library in Dublin – which serves both as the Church of Ireland’s repository of records and its theological reference library – there is focus on the Conservation Fund for its records. January’s …

Representative Church Body Library Conservation Fund Read more »

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 …

The Content of Church of Ireland Pew Registers, c. 1719-1839 Read more »

For historians and others interested in the Church of Ireland and its relevance for local history who have ever wondered ‘What is a vestry book?’ the answer is to be found in a colourful online presentation at the RCB Library’s …

Online publication of the Killoughter Vestry Minute Book, 1813–1916 Read more »