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A Roof over Clerical Heads: Visual Insight to Glebe House Drawings

‘A Roof Over Clerical Heads’ is the working title of the new online exhibition from the Church of Ireland’s RCB Library, showcasing the Library’s small but significant collection of architectural drawings of glebe houses from various parts of the country.

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The Library Conservation Fund

At the start of 2017 in the RCB Library in Dublin – which serves both as the Church of Ireland’s repository of records and its theological reference library – there is focus on the Conservation Fund for its records.

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Please Be Seated: The Content of Church of Ireland Pew Registers

‘Please Be Seated: The Content of Church of Ireland Pew Registers’ is the working title of the final Archive of the Month presentation for 2016 from the RCB Library.

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Online Publication of the Killoughter Vestry Minute Book, 1813–1916

For historians and others interested in the Church of Ireland and its relevance for local history who have ever wondered ‘What is a vestry book?’ the answer is to be found in a colourful online presentation at the RCB Library’s Archive of the Month slot on the Church of Ireland website.

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Seminar and Award Honours for Former Church of Ireland Librarian and Archivist, Dr Ray Refaussé

The fact that around 90 people turned up on a wet Saturday morning for a special event to honour the career of Dr Raymond (Ray) Refaussé (who retired from the RCB Library earlier this year) spoke volumes about the high esteem in which he is held not only within Church of Ireland circles but the wider archival profession in Ireland.

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Bryan Whelan Appointed Assistant Librarian at the RCB Library

The Chief Officer and Secretary General of the RCB, David Ritchie, has announced that Bryan Whelan will commence work on 12 September as Assistant Librarian at the RCB Library.

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Online Launch of The List of Church of Ireland Parish Registers

At a reception in St Audoen’s parish church, Dublin, at 6pm, Wednesday, 3rd August 2016, the Director of the National Archives, John McDonough, launched TheList of Church of Ireland Parish Registers: an online colour–coded resource featuring live links to other relevant online resources.

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Reporting the Somme Through the Lens of the ‘Church of Ireland Gazette’

Continuing to focus on the value of the Church of Ireland Gazette as a primary resource for historical research, the RCB Library, in collaboration with the Editor and Board of the Gazette, commemorates the Battle of the Somme this month with a focus on how it was reported through the pages of the Church’s weekly newspaper.

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Retirement of Librarian and Archivist

Staff of the Representative Church Body bade farewell to a longstanding colleague at a reception in Church of Ireland House, Dublin, yesterday (Wednesday June 29).

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Tracking Parochial Families in County Galway: Local History Using Parish Registers & Gravestone Inscriptions

Local and family historians with an interest in County Galway will benefit from transcription and indexing work of surviving registers for the parishes of Killinane and Kilconickny, near Loughrea, together with other detailed information of local interest, released online in June’s Archive of the Month.

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