The ‘War to end all Wars’ came to an end on Monday 11th November 1918. After over four years of fighting and death, it was finally over. The sense of relief is captured in the pages of the weekly newspaper, …

Church of Ireland Gazette coverage of WWI, November 1918 Read more »

A major collecting project being undertaken by the National Folklore Collection has been recently established. What makes it so uniques is that it focuses on Irish Protestants as a cultural group. This raises a number of questions as we mark …

‘Keeping the head down’? The Protestant Folklore Project Read more »

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is pleased to announce that The Church of Ireland and its past: history, interpretation and identity, edited by Mark Empey, Alan Ford and Miriam Moffitt, is now out and available in all good bookstores. Co-funded …

The Church of Ireland and its past Read more »

On Friday 8th April, Dr Andy Bielenberg of University College Cork will be delivering a paper at the Maynooth University History Forum entitled The emigration of southern Irish Protestants during the War of Independence and the Civil War. The talk will …

Emigration of southern Irish Protestants in the 1920s Read more »

An unusual source was recently brought to the attention of the RCB Library staff by professional genealogist Máire Mac Conghail who is a regular user of the Library’s family history resources. Having consulted the combined register for St Audoen’s parish …

Conversions in St Audoen’s, Dublin, 1827-47 Read more »

Missed the last conference at Christ Church Cathedral on 7th November? Members of COIHS can now listen to three excellent papers delivered by Dr Jarlath Killeen on the Irish Protestant Gothic tradition, Dr Jennifer Redmond on perceptions of identity and belonging among Protestants in …

Listen back: November 2015 podcasts Read more »

On Saturday 7th November, the Church of Ireland Historical Society (COIHS) hosted its second conference of the year in the Music Room at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Dr Jarlath Killeen of Trinity College, Dublin, began proceedings with a lively and engaging paper that discussed the …

Looking back: Dublin conference 2015 Read more »