The RCB Library at Braemor Park, Dublin, now is open on weekdays, Monday to Friday, from 10.00am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 4.15pm.
A further digitization project at the RCB Library – the Church of Ireland’s central library and repository for archives – sees a significant run of the ‘Record’ of the RCB Library’s founding benefactor, Rosamond Stephen (1868–1952) digitised and searchable online for the first time.
The Representative Church Body Library, the Church of Ireland’s central library and repository for archives, is renowned for its extensive collection of parish registers, and holds a wide range of lesser–known documents covering many diverse aspects of Irish history.
A bright mid–spring evening and the Georgian setting of Armagh Robinson Library set the scene for the launch of Dr Michael O’Neill’s ‘An Architectural History of the Church of Ireland’ on Tuesday evening (18th April).
‘An Architectural History of the Church of Ireland’, which was launched in Dublin on Tuesday evening (28th March), is a study of the contribution of the Church of Ireland to the landscape of the island in terms of churches, glebe houses and cathedrals using the records of the institution and discussing this within the context of its wider history.
“Books like this don’t come around very often as they are a long time in the making,” Dr Sandra O’Connell remarked on Tuesday (28th March) when launching ‘An Architectural History of the Church of Ireland’ before a large audience at the Irish Architectural Archive.
The RCB Library holds some 70,000 print items, and there is a substantial portion of these that are classed as rare books. However, there are few as rare and unique as the volume which forms the basis of this month’s story.