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A Little Map with a Big Story

In 2019, the RCB Library has received numerous invaluable items to augment the already substantial collection held for St John the Evangelist, Sandymount. Of particular interest was one document, with an attached map, outlining the designation of parochial district boundaries, dated 6th November 1867.

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Parochial history of Mullingar, 13th–19th Centuries, compiled by the Revd William Reynell, digitised

For October’s Archive of the Month, the focus turns to the parish of Mullingar in County Westmeath, where collaboration with the parish has enabled the Library to digitise a volume in the parish record collection entitled a ‘Scrapbook of William Reynell relating to the history of the Parish of Mullingar, 13th – 19th cent.’

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Cúinne Caird opened at Representative Church Body Library

The life and legacy of the late Bishop Donald Caird (1925–2017) was remembered on Saturday (14 September) when the Cúinne Caird was opened in his memory at the Representative Church Body Library – the Church of Ireland’s central reference library and repository of archives.

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Opening of ‘Cúinne Caird’ in the RCB Library, Dublin / Oscailt ‘Cúinne Caird’ i Leabharlann RCB i mBÁC

Saturday, 14th September 2019 / 14 Meán Fómhair 2019

The opening of ‘Cúinne Caird’, a collection of Irish books and related materials of the late Bishop Donald Caird (1925–2017), will take place in the RCB Library tomorrow, Saturday, 14th September 2019, at 12noon.

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RCB Library acquisitions – a resource for local and family history

Each year, the RCB Library’s managing committee – the Library and Archives Committee – delivers an annual report of the Library’s recent activities and developments to the General Synod, the governing body of the Church of Ireland. The report includes a detailed appendix of all of the acquisitions that came into the Library’s custody and were processed throughout the previous year.

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Heritage Week lectures at IAA

As part of the Church of Ireland’s programme of events to mark the 150th anniversary of its Disestablishment, a lunchtime lecture series organised by the RCB Library ran at the Irish Architectural Archive (IAA), 45 Merrion Square, Dublin, during Heritage Week.

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Heritage Week talks & walks to mark 150th anniversary of Disestablishment

As part of the Church of Ireland’s programme of events to mark the 150th anniversary of its Disestablishment, a lunchtime lecture series organised by the RCB Library will run at the Irish Architectural Archive (IAA), 45 Merrion Square, Dublin, during Heritage Week (next week).

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Heritage Week Talks on Disestablishment 150

The Library is pleased unveil the line–up of Heritage Week Talks at the Irish Architectureal Archive (IAA) in Merrion Square, Dublin, which begins next Tuesday, 20th August, at 1.15pm, with Professor Alan Ford’s ‘What Kind of a Church is the Church of Ireland’.

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A month is a long time in politics: Disestablishment as covered in the ‘Gazette’

Drawing on the rich resources of the digitized and freely searchable Church of Ireland Gazette, the historian Dr Miriam Moffitt has produced a timely analysis of the coverage of the Disestablishment story as it happened and was reported by the Gazette.

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Online release of the digitized Alen Register showcases pre–Reformation world in Dublin & Glendalough

As the RCB Library continues its efforts to digitize and make more resources available to a worldwide audience, a second of its most significant medieval manuscripts: the Liber Niger Alani being the record of John Alen (c.1476–1534), Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough, 1530–34 (RCB Library D6/3) is now digitally available for public consultation on the Church of Ireland website.

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