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W.G. Neely Postgraduate Prize 2019!

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is delighted to announce that the W.G. Neely Postgraduate Prize for 2019 is now open! The W. G. Neely Prize, named in honour of the founder of the Church of Ireland Historical Society (COIHS), provides an excellent opportunity for research students to promote their work that considers aspects of the Church of Ireland. […]

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W. G. Neely Prize Winner: Matthew Houston

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is delighted to announce that the 2018 W.G. Neely Postgraduate Prize Winner is Matthew Houston. His paper was entitled ‘The great crusade? The Church of Ireland and interpretations of the Second World War’. He will receive his cash prize of €150 at the forthcoming COIHS Spring conference in April and […]

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The Muniments of Swift’s Cathedral

Although by no means complete, having suffered the ravages of time, including flood, fire and neglect, the scope of the muniments of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, (Swift’s cathedral) is vast. The collection contains records from as early as the 13th century and continuing on to the present day. Since the transfer of the collection into […]

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W. G. Neely Prize Winner 2016: Kathryn Sawyer

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is delighted to announce that the 2016 W.G. Neely Postgraduate Prize Winner is Kathryn Sawyer. Her paper was entitled ‘“A disorderly tumultuous way of serving God”: Prayer and social order in Ireland, 1660-1689’. Kathryn receives €150 and her essay will now be considered for publication in Ireland’s premier historical journal: Irish Historical […]

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W. G. Neely Postgraduate Prize

Are you a postgraduate student interested in winning a prestigious award? Would you like to have an essay considered for publication in an internationally recognised peer-reviewed journal? Does €150 take your fancy? The W. G. Neely Prize, named in honour of the Society’s founder, offers postgraduate students a chance to win €150 and the possibility to have […]

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W. G. Neely prize-winner announced

The committee of the Church of Ireland Historical Society are delighted to announce that Mr Jeffrey Cox has been awarded the W. G. Neely prize for 2015. Mr Cox, who is pursuing his PhD at University College Dublin under the supervision of Dr Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin, won the award for his essay entitled ‘The pastoral ministry […]

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Neely prize: one week to go!

There is just one week to go until the deadline for the W. G Neely postgraduate prize (5 June 2015) and we are already accepting entries from interested candidates. As always, any aspect on the history of the Church of Ireland is accepted provided that the paper is no longer than 5,000 words (including footnotes). Those wishing to […]

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W. G. Neely Prize

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is pleased to announce that our postgraduate essay prize is now open! The recently re-titled W. G. Neely Prize, in honour of the Society’s founder, provides an opportunity for postgraduates undertaking a major research thesis with an interest in the history of the Church of Ireland to promote their work. The candidate with the best […]

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COIHS student prize essay

As part of our commitment to encouraging research, the Church of Ireland Historical Society awards a prize to the best postgraduate essay relating to the history of the Church of Ireland. Yet again, the Society received high quality papers. This year the W.G. Neely Postgraduate Prize was awarded to Mr Ciarán McCabe. Ciarán is preparing […]