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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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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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Earliest parish register in Ireland 400 years old this month

On 7th February 1619, the oldest surviving register in existence in Ireland, the combined register from St John’s parish in Dublin, commenced.

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On This Day: The Marriage of the Great–great–great Grandparents of the Duchess of Sussex in Donnybrook Parish Church, 23rd January 1860

On this day (23rd January 1860) in the Church of Ireland parish church of Donnybrook, Dublin, the marriage took place between Thomas Bird, a private in the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment, based at Beggar’s Bush Barracks in that parish, and Mary McCague, then residing at Merrion Strand, of the same parish.

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New public access times for Archives and Manuscripts in the RCB Library

Commencing in February 2019, members of the public are advised that access to the Archives and Manuscripts Collections in the Library is restricted to four days per week: Monday to Thursday.

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The Strokestown (Bumlin) Parish Registers 1811–1969

The RCB Library’s online Archive of the Month kicks off 2019 with a gift to family and local historians, especially those with an interest in the Longford/Roscommon region.

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St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick: Previously hidden source for its mid–19th century renovation story

St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick was founded in 1168 by King Domnhall Mor O’Brien (descendant of Brian Boru) and purportedly built on the site of the royal residence of the kings of Munster.

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‘The War is Over’

Online presentation reveals Church of Ireland Gazette coverage at the end of World War One, November 1918

The ‘War to end all Wars’ came to an end on Monday 11th November 1918. After over four years of fighting and death, it was finally over.

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