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COIHS Meeting

The autumn meeting of the Church of Ireland Historical Society will be held online via Zoom, on Saturday 6 November.

Beginning at 11am Dr Michael Gladwin, from Charles Stuart University in Australia, will speak on ‘“Mindful of her St Columba and Gaels”: The Church of Ireland, empire, and Australian Anglicanism, 1788–1850’, followed at 12pm by a research paper by Ms Claire McCormick, a doctoral student in the University of Limerick, on ‘PR and the Palatines’.

The afternoon session will begin at 2pm with a paper by Dr Deirdre Nuttall on ‘Understanding the “Left Behind” with Folklore: the Case of the Protestants in Independent Ireland’, followed at 3pm by Prof Caleb Richardson, from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, who will speak on ‘Family, Faith, and Friendship: R.M. Smyllie and the Church of Ireland’.

The conference will be on held via Zoom Video Conferencing. Those who wish to attend can register online. Members can sign up for free. Non–members are most welcome. They are asked to subscribe €10 to assist with expenses.

Those who wish to become a member the annual subscription is fixed at €40 or £40. This includes admission to the bi–annual conferences (at Armagh Robinson Library and Christ Church cathedral, Dublin), book discounts, and exclusive access to the Society’s thirty–five podcasts. Queries may be addressed to the honorary secretaries, Professor Alan Ford or Dr Miriam Moffitt, by email (secretary.coihs@gmail.com). Alternatively, you can visit the society’s website for further details about the conference (and more!): http://churchofirelandhist.org.  The Church of Ireland Historical Society meets twice a year. It exists to promote scholarly interest in the history of the Church, and to facilitate publication.

The AGM of Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise will take place, online, today (Saturday).   Linda Ervine is the  keynote speaker and she will give an opening address at 11.30 on her work, and the formal business of the AGM will start at 12.15. The  AGM is also taking place during Oireachtas na Gaeilge and, as has been the custom, the Cumann will have a service, as Gaeilge, just after the AGM.  This will be a pre–recorded service from St. Fin Barre’s cathedral, Cork, and will be available from 1.00pm. Anyone who would like to attend the opening keynote address and/or attend the AGM should register via www.gaeleaglais.com

St Philip’s church, Milltown, Dublin 6 is holding an Art Sale in the Parish Hall. It will continue today (Saturday) from 10 am until 6pm and tomorrow (Sunday) from 12.30pm until 4pm. On–line purchasing will be possible until 7 November – see http://sandford.dublin,anglican.org/2021-art-sale-and-exhibition

On Monday at 7.30pm the Armagh Robinson Library will host an online lecture will by the Very Revd Gregory Dunstan. Titled, ‘To Care for the Earth – Reflections from the Enlightenment at Armagh Robinson Library’, it is being held to mark the forthcoming COP26 Conference in Glasgow. To register for the lecture, please go the Library’s Arts Ticket site at https://armagh-robinson-library.arttickets.org.uk or e–mail the Library at admin@armaghrobinsonlibrary.co.uk. Tickets are free with donations to the Library welcome.

Until October 2020, Gregory Dunstan was Dean of Armagh and Keeper of Armagh Robinson Library.  Born in England, his first degree was in geography.  Before his ordination in 1990, he was a landscape architect, working in Dublin.

Church of Ireland Notes

Published in the Saturday edition of The Irish Times

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