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Archival puzzle solved by recent deposit of papers

The RCB Library’s Archive of the Month for May follows up on a previous story from December 2018 when, following generous financial support, the Library acquired a volume documenting the fund–raising and construction work involved in a significant renovation of St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, between 1859 and 1863 (RCB Library Ms 1048).

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New Braemor Studies volumes look at pilgrimage and the Eucharist

Two new titles in the Braemor Studies series were officially launched recently. The books, written by the Revd Karen Salmon and the Revd Christopher West, were both launched at an in–person gathering in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, at Braemor Park, Dublin.

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‘The True Story of a Revolution’ – the unpublished memoir of Emily Ussher

April’s Archive of the Month from the RCB Library will present another of its digitized sources as a further contribution to the Decade of Centenaries. This is the memoir of Emily Ussher, of Cappagh House, near Dungarvan in Co. Waterford, who described unfolding events from 1914 to 1924 inclusive, from the perspective of a landed Protestant family.

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New Assistant Archivist joins the RCB Library

Aisling Irwin has joined the Representative Church Body Library’s team as Assistant Archivist.

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An important map showing the development of Glasnevin, in Dublin

The Archive of the Month from the RCB Library for March shines a spotlight on a beautiful map that makes up part of Ms 1104, a recent addition to the RCB Library’s extensive manuscript collection.

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Two new Archives of the Month kick–start the RCB Library’s outreach for 2022

The Representative Church Body Library’s first two Archives of the Month for 2022 feature the growth in its collections of parish registers, over the course of the last two years, and a rare archive relating to architecture in Armagh – both the city and the county – in Victorian times.

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Ground–breaking analysis of the Red Book of Ossory by University College Cork team at the RCB Library

One of the most precious – if not the most precious – manuscripts in the RCB Library’s safe custody is the Red Book of Ossory (D11/1/2) which has a strong association with Richard Ledred, Bishop of Ossory from 1317 to about 1361.

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Extension of free access to Church of Ireland Gazette and other online resources relevant to the Decade of Centenaries

As the Decade of Centenaries moves towards a climax in 2023, the RCB Library is pleased to announce that thanks to support provided by Ms Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, free public access to all its digital archives and exhibitions relevant to the Decade of Centenaries programme will continue to be available online until the end of 2033.

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Newly published books recently acquisitioned by the RCB Library

The RCB Library is open again with access to the printed collection available to all members and campus students and staff, Monday to Friday. It is devoting its November Archive of the Month slot to highlighting its extensive collection of recently–published books that may be of interest to its members.

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Assistant Archivist (Level 1) – Representative Church Body Library

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