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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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Dr Hugh Weir Collection Presented to the RCB Library

Dr Weir’s original drawings, photographs and presscuttings of church buildings which appeared in the Church of Ireland Gazette have been presented to the RCB Library.

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Reporting the Rising: A Church of Ireland Perspective Through the Lens of a Special Edition of the Church of Ireland Gazette

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Rare Source Reveals 19th Century Conversions in St Audoen’s Church of Ireland, Dublin, 1827–47

An unusual source was recently brought to the attention of the RCB Library staff by professional genealogist Máire Mac Conghail who is a regular user of the Library’s family history resources.

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Archive of the Month March 2016 – Rare Source Reveals 19th Century Conversions in St Audoen’s Church of Ireland, Dublin, 1827–47

An unusual source was recently brought to the attention of the RCB Library staff by professional genealogist Máire Mac Conghail who is a regular user of the Library’s family history resources.

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A Botanical Insight in the Archives

A short memoir of the life of Ellen Hutchins (1785–1815) who became Ireland’s first female botanist, which is in the custody of the Representative Church Body Library, has been digitized and made available online as the Library’s online February Archive of the Month presentation.

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Church of Ireland Gazette 1911–1923 Editions Digitised and Fully Searchable Online

The ongoing project to digitise the historical issues of the Church of Ireland Gazette has entered a new and exciting phase, with the successful uploading and indexing of this invaluable resource for the period 1911–1923.

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RCB Library’s ‘Magic Lantern’ Collection Fosters Ecumenical Links

Since 2012 and the launch of its Archive of the Month initiative, the RCB Library has been proactive in digitising and promoting lantern slides or ‘magic lanterns’. These slides consist of images from glass plates, where the photographic positive was fixed between two pieces of glass and then projected by using a lamp.

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Archive of the Month December 2015 – More Magic Lanterns: Eclectic Collection Found in Stillorgan Parish, Dublin

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