Geashill parish church is located in County Offaly and the Diocese of Kildare.  The parish is an ancient one, with clerical succession lists recording rectors as far back as 1218, and a union with the Augustinian monastery of Killeigh being …

Geashill Parish Church: A Personal History Read more »

One hundred years ago this month, the Irish Border was created by the Government of Ireland Act which came into force on 3rd May 1921. Collaborating with the Church of Ireland’s Historical Centenaries Working Group, the RCB Library is marking …

Centenary of Partition and the Foundation of Northern Ireland: the Church of Ireland Gazette Read more »

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is pleased to announce that it will host its spring conference in a virtual format. It will be held on Saturday, 17 April 2021 and both members and day participants can hear our fantastic four speakers via Zoom …

Date for your diary: COIHS Spring Conference (online), 17 April 2021 Read more »

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is pleased to announce that it will host its winter conference in a virtual format. It will be held on Saturday, 7 November 2020 and both members and day participants can hear our fantastic four speakers via Zoom …

WE’RE BACK! Date for your diary: COIHS Winter Conference (online), 7 November 2020 Read more »

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Belfast Riots, Prof Brian M Walker, Professor Emeritus of Irish Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with the Representative Church Body Library, Dublin, has produced a timely piece on the bridge-building contribution of one …

Outreach in the Midst of Conflict: The Revd John Redmond in 1920s Belfast Read more »

The Representative Church Body Library – which serves as the Church of Ireland’s central archive repository – holds a large collection of lantern slides, from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which have been donated for safe keeping.  Many …

Seeking public help on RCB Library Lantern Slides Read more »

The RCB Library is pleased to report that the historical diocesan archive for Tuam, Killala and Achonry has been arranged and listed, and the detailed catalogue will be published online for public perusal. When the Library reopens to the public, …

The Tuam, Killala and Achonry Diocesan Archive Read more »

Under the terms of the Irish Church Act, of 26th July 1869, which passed into law in 1871, the union between Church and State in Ireland that had existed since the Reformation was dissolved, and the Church of Ireland ceased …

The Short Read: Monaghan Parish Register and Disestablishment Read more »

On Thursday 27th February the Royal Irish Academy is hosting a half-day conference produced in partnership with the Church of Ireland as part of the Church’s National Programme that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Disestablishment of the Church of …

Church of Ireland: Disestablishment and beyond Read more »

This month, 22nd January 2020 to be exact, marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of a unique church in the history of the Church of Ireland: St Barnabas. The church stood for just over 100 years and was a …

St Barnabas Church, Dublin: leading Social Justice and Reform since the 1860s Read more »