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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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‘Earl’s Gift’ map conserved and showcased at the Visual Window to an Ecclesiastical World exhibition

One of the items on display is the recently repaired and conserved early 19th–century map of the ‘Earl’s Gift’ Demesne showing lands near the town of Donemana, Co. Tyrone.

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A Visual Window to an Ecclesiastical World

A large audience gathered at the Irish Architectural Archive (IAA), on Merrion Square, on Tuesday evening for the launch of A Visual Window to an Ecclesiastical World – an exhibition of the Church of Ireland’s historical architectural drawings.

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