Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

Northern Ireland foundation remembered

The creation of Northern Ireland is the subject of  the RCB Library’s current on–line exhibition in which Brian Walker, Professor Emeritus of Irish Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, analyses the lead–up to and foundation of Northern Ireland in June 1921.

Drawing on the Church of Ireland Gazette, he comments on the paper’s importance as a source for understanding historical events in Ireland, as the Gazette gave both southern and northern perspectives of how the political division of Ireland had an impact on the Church of Ireland, then as now an all–island institution.

While based in Dublin, the paper always covered…

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