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Online release of the digitized Alen Register showcases pre–Reformation world in Dublin & Glendalough

As the RCB Library continues its efforts to digitize and make more resources available to a worldwide audience, a second of its most significant medieval manuscripts: the Liber Niger Alani being the record of John Alen (c.1476–1534), Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough, 1530–34 (RCB Library D6/3) is now digitally available for public consultation on the Church of Ireland website.

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‘Earl’s Gift’ map conserved and showcased at the Visual Window to an Ecclesiastical World exhibition

One of the items on display is the recently repaired and conserved early 19th–century map of the ‘Earl’s Gift’ Demesne showing lands near the town of Donemana, Co. Tyrone.

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A Visual Window to an Ecclesiastical World

A large audience gathered at the Irish Architectural Archive (IAA), on Merrion Square, on Tuesday evening for the launch of A Visual Window to an Ecclesiastical World – an exhibition of the Church of Ireland’s historical architectural drawings.

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Bicycles, long coats and shooting jackets

Further ‘News Behind the News’ From the pages of the Gazette

The latest offering in the RCB Library’s Archive of the Month slot returns to find “News Behind the News” in the pages of the Church of Ireland Gazette – the Church’s newspaper since 1856.

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Another genealogical good news story

During family history searches concerning the Revd John Kerin (1753–1823), the existence of a memorial plaque in his honour was recorded in a journal relating to Ardfert Cathedral.

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Disestablishment 150 display at RCB Library

A new display of materials relating to Disestablishment has just commenced at the RCB Library which is the Church of Ireland’s record repository and reference library.

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Photographs from the Archives

The RCB Library currently holds over a thousand individual collections of manuscripts. These unique and distinctive collections contain a wealth of material and consist of a fascinating array of mixed media, including letters, diaries, and scrapbooks, as well as photographs.

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A genealogical mystery solved in the RCB Library: the Kinmonths of Shandon, Cork

For April, Archive of the Month at the RCB Library moves to Cork and the parish of St Anne’s, Shandon, where a genealogical mystery was solved recently concerning the family of Kinmonth.

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An Even Wider Window to an Ecclesiastical World

Publication of early 19th–century architectural albums

The project to digitize, catalogue and make available online the Church of Ireland’s collections of architectural drawings of churches housed in the Representative Church Body (RCB) Library has reached another significant landmark, with the completion of imaging ten albums of early 19th–century drawings of churches, amounting to some 1,500 drawings.

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Church House staff explore RCB Library

The RCB Library was delighted to welcome our colleagues from Church of Ireland House today for a tour of our facilities.

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