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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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Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

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A Republic of Ireland perspective on the 1960s through the lens of the Church of Ireland Gazette

November’s Archive of the Month from the Representative Church Body Library provides a further examination of the transformative decade of the 1960s on the island of Ireland from a Church of Ireland perspective.

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1960s editions of the Church of Ireland Gazette now available online

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.

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Lantern slides shed light on Belfast history

Responses to a request to help identify people and places in the RCB Library’s lantern slide collection have joined up historic street scenes with their locations in Belfast.

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‘Church of Ireland Gazette’ online digitization complete

1856–1959 editions now freely available online

The Representative Church Body Library’s long–term project to digitize and make freely available the complete run of the Church’s all–island newspaper, the Church of Ireland Gazette (in print since 1856) is about to be fulfilled with the addition of the remaining decades from 1950 to 2009 to the existing online search engine.

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Small collection of papers of the Hon Rt Revd Charles Dalrymple Lindsay (1760–1846) accessioned at the RCB Library

Since most Irish bishops do not seem to have left much in the way of archives, when episcopal collections do turn up, it is significant because it opens a window to their lives and works.

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