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On This Day: The Marriage of the Great–great–great Grandparents of the Duchess of Sussex in Donnybrook Parish Church, 23rd January 1860

On this day (23rd January 1860) in the Church of Ireland parish church of Donnybrook, Dublin, the marriage took place between Thomas Bird, a private in the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment, based at Beggar’s Bush Barracks in that parish, and Mary McCague, then residing at Merrion Strand, of the same parish.

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New public access times for Archives and Manuscripts in the RCB Library

Commencing in February 2019, members of the public are advised that access to the Archives and Manuscripts Collections in the Library is restricted to four days per week: Monday to Thursday.

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The Strokestown (Bumlin) Parish Registers 1811–1969

The RCB Library’s online Archive of the Month kicks off 2019 with a gift to family and local historians, especially those with an interest in the Longford/Roscommon region.

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St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick: Previously hidden source for its mid–19th century renovation story

St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick was founded in 1168 by King Domnhall Mor O’Brien (descendant of Brian Boru) and purportedly built on the site of the royal residence of the kings of Munster.

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‘The War is Over’

Online presentation reveals Church of Ireland Gazette coverage at the end of World War One, November 1918

The ‘War to end all Wars’ came to an end on Monday 11th November 1918. After over four years of fighting and death, it was finally over.

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The Leinster Tragedy

Human interest stories brought to life by the ‘Church of Ireland Gazette’ and other sources

To mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster – torpedoed and sunk just one month before the end of the First World War – the RCB Library will feature as its October Archive of the Month the online exhibition entitled “The Leinster Tragedy: Human Interest Stories brought to life by the Church of Ireland Gazette and Other Sources”.

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Style guide now available

Over the summer, a lot of work has been done to compile a comprehensive and user–friendly writing and reference guide for the students of the Theological Institute.

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Ministerial visit to RCB Library

€100,000 grant supports digitisation of Church of Ireland parish registers

A €100,000 capital grant towards the digitisation of Church of Ireland parish registers was announced as part of a visit by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ms Josepha Madigan TD, to the RCB Library on Monday (10th September).

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Pamphlet Series ‘S’ at the RCB Library

Among the treasured collections of the RCB Library are several bound series of 19th century pamphlets, many categorised under broad subject headings including education, finance, legal, synodical, the Irish Church Act, and revision (of liturgical matters) as well as a number of miscellaneous topics.

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Parish ‘Number 1’: Shrule, County Longford

The Representative Church Body Library currently holds 1,114 collections of parish records covering a variety of time spans (some dating back to medieval times, but most from the late 17th Century onwards) and containing a wide variety of sources relating to a multitude of human–interest stories.

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