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CoI Gazette digitization

In 1916, the Church of Ireland Gazette wartime correspondent and editor, Ware B. Wells, was ‘probably at closer quarters with much of the fighting in the capital than any other civilian in Dublin’ getting ‘access to special sources of information … to supply a lengthy and exhaustive analysis of the circumstances of the insurrection’.

To view the Church of Ireland Gazette search engine, click: https://esearch.informa.ie/rcb

Previous exhibits are available at these links:

1. A Month is a Long Time in Politics: Disestablishment as Covered in the Gazette – The passing of the Irish Church Act, July 1869

2. Bicycles, Long Coats and Shooting Jackets. 19th–century Clerical Attire

3. The War is Over – November 1918

4. The Sinking of RMS Leinster – October 1918

5. A Bolt from the Blue – Predictable and Unpredictable Events in a Midland Parish

6. Divided loyalties in a West Cork parish: the Revd George F Stoney of Berehaven 

7. The Tin Church at Laragh, County Monaghan: More ‘News Behind the News’

8. The News Behind the News’: Online presentations explore human–interest stories in the pages of the Church of Ireland Gazette, 1856–1923

9. ‘Good Wishes for the Great Adventure’: The Church of Ireland & the Irish Convention, 1917

10. Reporting the Rising: A Church of Ireland Perspective Through the Lens of a Special Edition of the Church of Ireland Gazette
April–May 2016

11. Reporting the Somme Through the Lens of the “Church of Ireland Gazette” 
July 2016

12. The Church of Ireland Gazette editions 1911–1923 digitized and fully searchable online: a contribution to the Decade of Commemorations
January 2016

13. Donors to the online digitization of the Church of Ireland Gazette project and the Clergy Roll of Honour for 1915
October 2015

14. The Church of Ireland Gazette editions for 1915 digitized and fully searchable online
April 2015

15. The Church of Ireland Gazette editions for 1914 digitized and fully searchable online
October 2014

16. The Church of Ireland Gazette editions for 1913 fully searchable online
August 2013

For a list of editors of the Gazette, click here.

In September 1915, the Gazette started a weekly Roll of Honour of Clergy which sought to illustrate the military service of clerical families, through publication of a series of portraits with accompanying biographical sketches of the sons, or near relations of Irish clergy who were either ‘bearing arms’, or had already ‘laid down their lives in their country’s cause’.

A sample of these portraits may be viewed by clicking here.

To view the Church of Ireland Gazette search engine click: https://esearch.informa.ie/rcb

For assistance in searching the Gazette, please see Informa Search Guidelines


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