The Church of Ireland Historical Society is pleased to announce that it will host its winter conference in a virtual format. It will be held on Saturday, 16 November 2021 and both members and day participants can hear our fantastic four speakers via Zoom …

Date for your Diary: COIHS Winter Conference (online), 6 November 2021 Read more »

The RCB Library is showcasing a remarkable collection of photographs depicting a service conducted for the laying of the foundation stone for St Thomas’s Church in Dublin in 1930. These photos illustrate the pomp and grandeur of the ceremony, capturing …

Photographic Exhibition on Foundation Ceremony for St Thomas’s Church, Dublin (1930) 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 »

One hundred years ago this month, the Irish Border was created by the Government of Ireland Act which came into force on 3rd May 1921. Collaborating with the Church of Ireland’s Historical Centenaries Working Group, the RCB Library is marking …

Centenary of Partition and the Foundation of Northern Ireland: the Church of Ireland Gazette Read more »

The penultimate feature piece in the ongoing ‘Borderless Church’ series, is an examination of the 1980s decade through the lens of The Church of Ireland Gazette, the Church’s then weekly newspaper, in conjunction with the online release of all editions for …

The Bank Holiday Read: The Church of Ireland Gazette in the 1980s – ‘A Borderless Church’ Read more »

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is pleased to announce that it will host its spring conference in a virtual format. It will be held on Saturday, 17 April 2021 and both members and day participants can hear our fantastic four speakers via Zoom …

Date for your diary: COIHS Spring Conference (online), 17 April 2021 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 »

Archive editions of the Church of Ireland Gazette, covering 1960 to 1969, are now available online alongside a further presentation in the ‘Borderless Church’ series from the Representative Church Body Library. On 18th October 1963, the first edition of a new …

Editions of the Church of Ireland Gazette for 1960s now available Online Read more »