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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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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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