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Bram Stoker’s baptism in Clontarf

Bram Stoker, the famed gothic novelist, was born on this day, 8 November 1847. The Stoker family were members of the Church of Ireland parish of Clontarf, county Dublin, where they resided at 15 Marino Crescent.

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The Muniments of St Patrick’s Cathedral

Although by no means complete, having suffered the ravages of time, including flood, fire and neglect, the scope of the muniments of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, (Swift’s cathedral) is vast.

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Little Books at the RCB Library by Jennifer Murphy & Bryan Whelan

The RCB Library holds well in excess of 80,000 books. Some attest to their innately personal nature, and those that are small emphasise this aspect further.

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Dr Susan Hood at PRONI Launch of Digitized Church Records

On Friday 22nd September 2017, Dr Susan Hood, Librarian and Archivist of the RCB Library in Dublin, participated in a launch event of digitized church records at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland in Belfast.

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Ballincollig Military Men & Their Families 1810–1922

Church of Ireland registers unlock their stories

The details of some 2,187 people – soldiers and their families – recorded in the registers of Ballincollig Garrison Chapel have been recovered using the registers of baptisms, marriages and burials between 1810 and 1922 now in the safe custody of the RCB Library.

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‘Good Wishes for the Great Adventure’: The Church of Ireland & the Irish Convention, 1917

Previously hidden aspects of the Church of Ireland’s input and influence on the Irish Convention are brought to light in a new online exhibition.

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‘Episcopal visitations of the diocese of Meath 1622–1799’: The RCB Library’s Book of the Moment

The ‘Book of the Moment’ in the RCB Library is the latest volume in the Library’s Texts and Calendars series: ‘Episcopal visitations of the diocese of Meath 1622–1799’.

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Church of Ireland parish record collections more discoverable with online links to RCB Library hand–lists

The RCB Library has completed the latest phase of its work on the hand–lists of parish records in its custody.

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The Faith Journey of Joseph Blanco White

A rare insight to the faith journey of the theologian and writer Joseph Blanco White, made possible by the survival of an exchange of correspondence with Richard Whately, Archbishop of Dublin, 1831–1863, is the topic for June’s Archive of the Month at the RCB Library.

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Special edition of Irish Archives on the 1916 Rising features a hidden Church of Ireland story by writer Julie Parsons

The writer Julie Parsons has contributed an article based on and colourfully illustrated with extracts from RCB Library sources, in a commemorative journal.

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