Minister For Education And Skills To Launch Irish Archives 2014 On The Theme : The Records Of The Church Of Ireland

The Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan TD will launch volume 21 of Irish Archives (the journal of the Irish Society for Archives, edited by Susan Hood and Elizabeth McEvoy) which this year is devoted to the records of the Church of Ireland. The launch will take place on Tuesday 4 November 2014 at 6.15pm.

Minister O’Sullivan is the first person to hold this particular ministerial portfolio who happens also to be a member of the Church of Ireland and she will perform the honours on Irish Archives at St Patrick’s Cathedral Deanery, Upper Kevin Street, with the kind permission of the Dean, Very Reverend Victor Stacey.

The Church of Ireland does not always get the credit it deserves for gathering records together and keeping them safe. This volume of Irish Archives aims to set the record straight by paying tribute to those who have looked after an array of parish collections, diocesan papers and miscellaneous manuscripts in local and central custody and by providing a platform for the current generation of historians and archivists to reassess and reconstruct some of the complex aspects of Church of Ireland identity.

Speaking on this theme, Minister O’Sullivan said: “Record–keeping does not always get the …read more

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