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Date for your diary: COIHS Spring Conference, 6 April 2019

The Church of Ireland Historical Society’s first conference of the year will be on Saturday, 6 April 2019 in Armagh Robinson Library. The library is located at the northwest entrance gate to the Church of Ireland Cathedral. Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am and the first paper will start at 11am. Confirmed speakers are Prof. Rachel Moss (Trinity College, Dublin), […]

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Treasures from the RCB Library: The Faith Journey of Joseph Blanco White

A rare insight to the faith journey of the theologian and writer Joseph Blanco White, is made possible by the survival of an exchange of correspondence with Richard Whately, Archbishop of Dublin, 1831-1863, housed at the Representative Church Body Library. Born in Seville in 1775, José María Blanco y Crespo (Joseph Blanco White) has been […]

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Listen back: COIHS Armagh podcasts 2017 (members only)

Missed the last conference at Armagh Robinson Library on 1st April? Members of COIHS can now listen to the latest papers delivered by Dr Colman Dennehy on the role of the Church of Ireland bishops in the Irish House of Lords in the seventeenth century, Dr Patrick Little on the challenges confronting the Church of Ireland during the tumultuous […]

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Church of Ireland Historical Society Conference, 1 April 2017

The Church of Ireland Historical Society’s spring conference will take place at 11am on Saturday, 1 April 2017 in Armagh Public Library. Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am. As always, all members of the public are welcome to attend. Speakers include Dr Coleman Dennehy (University College London), Dr Patrick Little (History of Parliament Trust, London) and Ms Barbara McCormack (Maynooth University). The research paper […]

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Representative Church Body Library Conservation Fund

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 Archive of the Month (which is compiled by the Assistant Librarian Bryan Whelan) will tell […]

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Looking back: Armagh conference 2016

On Saturday 23rd April, the Church of Ireland Historical Society (COIHS) hosted its first conference of the year in the Armagh Public Library. Ms Valerie Adams, who is librarian and archivist at the Presbyterian Historical Society, began proceedings with a broad overview of the Church of Ireland records housed in the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland. She highlighted, […]

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Correspondence & papers of Archbishop Whately (1787–1863)

The RCB library has recently completed cataloguing thee correspondence & papers of Archbishop Richard Whately (1787–1863), archbishop of Dublin between 1831 and 1863, arguably the most dynamic Church of Ireland prelate of the nineteenth century. Collections of Whately papers survive in Lambeth Palace Library, while many additional papers and letters were reproduced in the two–volume biography […]