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Online photographic exhibition showcases foundation ceremony for St Thomas’s Church, Dublin, in 1930

The RCB Library’s Archive of the Month for July showcases 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.

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Archive of the Month forms part of Irish News centenary coverage

Thank you to the Irish News for including our Archive of the Month article – written by Professor Brian Walker – as part of its coverage of Northern Ireland’s centenary.

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The foundation of Northern Ireland in June 1921: two jurisdictions – one Church

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 of Irish Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, and author of ‘Irish history matters: politics, identities and commemoration’ (Irish History Press, 2019) – analyses the lead –up to and foundation of Northern Ireland in June 1921.

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Click–and–Collect at the RCB Library

In light of the welcome news of some easing of restrictions, the RCB Library is pleased to announce the availability of our Click–and–Collect service for printed books.

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Marking the centenary of partition and the foundation of Northern Ireland through the lens of the ‘Church of Ireland Gazette’

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.

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A glimpse of mission work in Chota Nagpur from the collections of the Revd Gerald Dickson

The focus for the April 2021 Archive of the Month is the story of mission work in Chota Nagpur, India, by the Revd Gerald Dickson in the early part of the 20th Century.

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Geashill Parish Church: a personal history

The Representative Church Body Library’s Archive of the Month for March 2021 shares a personal history of Geashill parish church, which is located in County Offaly and the Diocese of Kildare.

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‘Church of Ireland Gazette’ digital archive completed as Archbishop John McDowell reviews 1990s editions

The Church of Ireland Gazette Digital Archive is now 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, place, or other search term.

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The Church of Ireland Gazette in the 1980s – ‘A Borderless Church’

Further editions of the newspaper are released online

The first Archive of the Month for 2021 from the RCB Library, and the penultimate feature piece in its 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 that decade, 1980–89 inclusive.

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Online release of the 1970s Church of Ireland Gazette editions in the context of new ‘Borderless Church’ presentation

The final Archive of the Month in December 2020 from the RCB Library is an examination of the 1970s through the lens of the Church of Ireland Gazette, the Church’s weekly newspaper, in conjunction with the online release of all editions for that decade – 1970–79 inclusive.

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