Parish “Number 1”: Shrule, County Longford

by Dr Miriam Moffitt

How do you go about writing a parish history? What records does the RCB Library have that will help you? For August’s Archive of the Month, we look at the resources available in the RCB Library.

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 a wide variety of sources and a multitude of human–interest stories. In spite of the loss of approximately 500 collections of early registers in the tragic fire…

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