The Tin Church at Laragh, County Monaghan: More ‘News Behind the News’

The next feature in the ‘News Behind the News’ series at the RCB Library, which aims to recover lesser known stories from the pages of the Church of Ireland Gazette (formerly Ecclesiastical Gazette up until 1900 and the Church’s weekly newspaper since 1856) moves to the diocese of Clogher and county of Monaghan, unearthing how Laragh Tin Church came to be constructed at the end of the 19th century.

Telling the full story behind this little news piece, illustrated with extracts from the newspaper and complementary sources, historian Dr Miriam Moffitt recovers the full story of Laragh church –…

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