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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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Bram Stoker’s baptism in Clontarf

Bram Stoker, the famed gothic novelist, was born on this day, 8 November 1847. The Stoker family were members of the Church of Ireland parish of Clontarf, county Dublin, where they resided at 15 Marino Crescent.

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The Muniments of St Patrick’s Cathedral

Although by no means complete, having suffered the ravages of time, including flood, fire and neglect, the scope of the muniments of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, (Swift’s cathedral) is vast.

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Little Books at the RCB Library

The RCB Library holds well in excess of 80,000 books. Some attest to their innately personal nature, and those that are small emphasise this aspect further.

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Dr Susan Hood at PRONI Launch of Digitized Church Records

On Friday 22nd September 2017, Dr Susan Hood, Librarian and Archivist of the RCB Library in Dublin, participated in a launch event of digitized church records at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland in Belfast.

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Ballincollig Military Men & Their Families 1810–1922

Church of Ireland registers unlock their stories

The details of some 2,187 people – soldiers and their families – recorded in the registers of Ballincollig Garrison Chapel have been recovered using the registers of baptisms, marriages and burials between 1810 and 1922 now in the safe custody of the RCB Library.

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