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More ‘News Behind the News’: A bolt from the blue (June 1912)

Another decade’s worth of editions of the weekly newspaper, the Church of Ireland Gazette, from 1924 to 1933, has just been digitized and uploaded online by the RCB Library, where they may be consulted as a freely–searchable resource.

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The Strokestown (Bumlin) Vestry Book 1811 – 1870

The value of the Church of Ireland vestry minute book as a resource for social, economic, religious, and indeed legal history at local parish level is again captured in the latest online presentation in the RCB Library’s Archive of the Month slot.

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Divided loyalties in a West Cork parish: the Revd George F Stoney of Berehaven

From the Tin Church in Laragh, County Monaghan, to the Beara peninsula in County Cork – specifically the mining community around Allihies – this month’s ‘News Behind the News’ in the Archive of the Month slot examines the hidden story behind the dismissal of the curate in the parish of Berehaven 150 years ago.

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The Tin Church at Laragh, County Monaghan: More ‘News Behind the News’

The next feature in the ‘News Behind the News’ series at the RCB Library, which aims to recover lesser known stories from the pages of the Church of Ireland Gazette (formerly Ecclesiastical Gazette up until 1900 and the Church’s weekly newspaper since 1856) moves to the diocese of Clogher and county of Monaghan, unearthing how Laragh Tin Church came to be constructed at the end of the 19th century

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RCB Library closed Wednesday 28th February; Thursday 1st and and Friday 2nd March

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The Irish Huguenot Archive

February’s Archive of the Month at the RCB Library showcases the Irish Huguenot Archive, and makes available online for the first time a detailed finding aid to its content.

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The RCB Library and Rosamond Stephen

August 2017’s commemorative feature on the Irish Convention of 1917, with a particular focus on the reaction of the Church of Ireland and members of its community, included reference to Rosamond Stephen (1868–1951), along with her picture, which elicited some followers to wonder who this enigmatic woman was and how she came to be the founder of what would become the RCB Library.

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‘The News Behind the News’

Online presentations explore human–interest stories in the pages of the Church of Ireland Gazette, 1856–1923

Beginning this month, the historian Dr Miriam Moffitt will present a new series of online exhibits entitled: ‘The News Behind the News’, to periodically appear during 2018 showcasing particular stories of interest.

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James Samuel Emerson (1895–1917) killed in action on this day, 6 December 1917

Staying with his men, and refusing the opportunity to get medical aid for his injuries, James Samuel Emerson was fatally wounded during an attempt to repeal an attack.

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‘The Red Book of Ossory’ digitized and online

As efforts in the RCB Library to digitize and make available its resources to a worldwide audience continue, one of its most significant medieval manuscripts, The Red Book of Ossory (RCB Library D11/2/1) is now available for public consultation on the Church of Ireland website.

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