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History comes alive at St Patrick’s Cathedral

As of Wednesday, 5 August, visitors to St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, can now get a high tech insight into the building’s 800–year history following the launch of a new Discovery Space. Located in the cathedral’s South Transept, the interpretative centre was officially opened by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe. The Discovery Space includes […]

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Correspondence & papers of Archbishop Whately (1787–1863)

The RCB library has recently completed cataloguing thee correspondence & papers of Archbishop Richard Whately (1787–1863), archbishop of Dublin between 1831 and 1863, arguably the most dynamic Church of Ireland prelate of the nineteenth century. Collections of Whately papers survive in Lambeth Palace Library, while many additional papers and letters were reproduced in the two–volume biography […]

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Heritage week 2015 (24-29 Aug)

As is customary now, the Church of Ireland is taking part in the annual Heritage Week (24th-29th August). There will be a number of events taking place throughout the week in church and cathedrals, particularly for those with an interest in church history. For more information on Heritage Week go to: http://www.heritageweek.ie   Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin […]

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St Patrick’s Cathedral: an architectural exhibition

To mark the 150th anniversary of the restoration of St Patrick’s Cathedral by Benjamin Lee Guinness (1798-1868) the Irish Architectural Archive invites you to the opening of ‘St Patrick’s Cathedral: an architectural exhibition’. It will be launched by the Honourable Rory Guinness. The event takes place at 45 Merrion Square from 6pm on Tuesday 12th May 2015. Space is limited so anyone planning to […]

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The Deans of St Patrick’s Cathedral book launch

On Thursday, 9 April 2015, St Patrick’s Cathedral will host the launch of Decani: the deans of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin by Albert Fenton. The archbishop of Dublin, Most Rev. Michael Jackson, will officially launch the book. The event will take place in the Deanery, Kevin Street, Dublin 8 and begin at 6.30pm. Members of […]

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Hidden Pages from WWI

The Irish Society for Archives and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral have recently announced that it is holding a free seminar on hitherto unseen archives relating to soldiers and civilian during World War One. Curators representing a variety of national projects and exhibitions will present short papers on sources which they have uncovered through their work. Speakers include Nicky Ralston […]

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Symposium on Johnathan Swift

‘Swift approaching; approaching Swift’ is the thirteenth Dublin symposium on Johnathan Swift. It will take place in the deanery of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin on Saturday, 18 October 2014. Beginning at 1.30pm, delegates will proceed to Marsh’s Library for a presentation on Swift’s collections. This will be followed by four short papers in the Deanery by Professors […]

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Culture Night 2014

It’s that time of the year again and ‘Culture Night 2014’ is set to take the country by storm once more this Friday, 19 September. As usual, the Church of Ireland is playing its part in the festivities and offering members of the public a range of activities, including concerts, historic tours, lectures and silent […]

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‘Lives Remembered’ exhibition

On 28 July 2014, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, is opening a new exhibition entitled ‘Lives Remembered’ which examines the cathedral’s connection to World War One. Among the themes that are explored are the affects of war on the cathedral’s community and the importance of St Patrick’s war monuments, not to mention the significant role it continues to play in remembering […]