The story of mission work in Chota Nagpur, India, by the Revd Gerald Dickson in the early part of the 20th Century provides a fascinating collection of lantern slides and a copy of his diary. They were deposited in the …

Mission Work in Chota Nagpur: the Collections of the Revd Gerald Dickson Read more »

Among the many treasures held in the RCB Library is a unique item that gives a glimpse of the political situation in a rural town in Co. Dublin in the mid-1890s. Electoral registers from this time give a list of …

Annotated Copy of the Electoral Register for Naul Polling District,Co. Dublin, 1893 Read more »

One hundred years ago the Irish Border was created by the Government of Ireland Act, which came into law on 3rd May 1921. For the RCB Library’s second exhibition to mark this anniversary, Prof Brian M Walker – Professor Emeritus …

The Foundation of Northern Ireland in June 1921: Two Jurisdictions – One Church Read more »

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 »

The Church of Ireland Gazette Digital Archive is complete. All editions of the newspaper, from its foundation in 1856 up to and including 2010, are freely available electronically, allowing the worldwide audience to view and search it using any name, …

Church of Ireland Gazette Digital Archive Complete (1856-2010) Read more »

The final blog of 2020 is an examination of the 1970s through the lens of the Church of Ireland Gazette, the Church’s weekly newspaper. It coincides with the online release of all editions for that decade: 1970-79 inclusive. In contrast to …

Online Release of the Church of Ireland Gazette Editions from 1970s: Special Focus on the ‘Borderless Church’ Read more »

Following on from Dr Marie Coleman’s analysis of the 1950s available and Prof Brian M Walker’s personal perspective on the Gazette’s Coverage of the 1960s from north of the Border, Dr Ian d’Alton, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary …

A Republic of Ireland Perspective on the 1960s: the Church of Ireland Gazette Read more »

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 »

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 »