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Emigration of southern Irish Protestants in the 1920s

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 begin at 8pm. This paper examines the impact of the Irish revolution on the southern […]

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Conversions in St Audoen’s, Dublin, 1827-47

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 Dublin comprising baptisms 1837-1917, marriages 1837-1860 and burials 1837-1885 (RCB Library P116/1/4), she discovered an […]

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Dublin Protestants and the Easter Rising

On Thursday 24 March at 1 pm the Dublin Unitarian Church on St Stephen’s Green is holding a lunchtime public talk on ‘Dublin Protestants and the Easter Rising’.  The speaker will be Dr Martin Maguire, senior lecturer at Dundalk Institute of Technology, who is well-known as a historian of Irish Protestantism and former speaker at the […]

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Listen back: November 2015 podcasts

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 Free State Ireland in the post-revolutionary period, and Dr Ian d’Alton on how The Irish Times and […]

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Looking back: Dublin conference 2015

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 Irish Protestant Gothic tradition’. Ms Jessica Cunningham, who is pursuing his PhD at Maynooth University, […]

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COIHS conference: 7 November 2015

With less than two weeks to go, the Church of Ireland Historical Society’s second conference of the year will take place at 11am on Saturday, 7 November 2015 in the Music Room at Christ Church Cathedral. Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am. Speakers include Dr Jarlath Killeen (Trinity College, Dublin), Dr Jennifer Redmond (Maynooth University) and Dr Ian d’Alton (independent). The research paper […]

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The Protestant experience of 1916

On Saturday, 14 November there will be a one day conference examining how the Protestant community in Ireland experienced 1916 and the years that followed. Entitled Silenced Stories: The Protestant Experience of 1916, the event will begin at 9.30am in Renehan Hall, Maynooth University (south campus). Speakers at the event include Professor Roddy Cowie from Queen’s University, Belfast, on the […]

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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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Tudor & Stuart Ireland conference

Members of the Church of Ireland Historical Society are cordially invited to attend the fifth annual Tudor & Stuart Ireland interdisciplinary conference, which will be held at Maynooth University on 28-29 August 2015. This year’s conference features plenary addresses by Professor Alexandra Walsham (University of Cambridge) and Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan (NUI Galway), as well as thirty […]

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Looking back: Armagh conference 2015

On Saturday 25th April, the Church of Ireland Historical Society hosted its first conference of the year at Armagh Public Library. Dr Immo Warntjes of Queen’s University Belfast began proceedings with a lively and engaging paper that discussed the Easter controversy in the seventh century. Mr Jeffrey Cox, who is pursuing his PhD at University College Dublin, […]