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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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Bicycles, long coats and shooting jackets

Further ‘News Behind the News’ From the pages of the Gazette

The latest offering in the RCB Library’s Archive of the Month slot returns to find “News Behind the News” in the pages of the Church of Ireland Gazette – the Church’s newspaper since 1856.

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Another genealogical good news story

During family history searches concerning the Revd John Kerin (1753–1823), the existence of a memorial plaque in his honour was recorded in a journal relating to Ardfert Cathedral.

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Disestablishment 150 display at RCB Library

A new display of materials relating to Disestablishment has just commenced at the RCB Library which is the Church of Ireland’s record repository and reference library.

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Photographs from the Archives

The RCB Library currently holds over a thousand individual collections of manuscripts. These unique and distinctive collections contain a wealth of material and consist of a fascinating array of mixed media, including letters, diaries, and scrapbooks, as well as photographs.

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