The next meeting of the Church of Ireland Historical Society will be held in the Armagh Public Library on Saturday 23 April beginning with coffee and registration at 10.30am.
In the morning session Valerie Adams, a former senior member of staff in PRONI and now the Librarian & Archivist in the Presbyterian Historical Society in Belfast, will speak on ‘Exploring Church of Ireland Records held in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland’. She will be followed by Ruairí Cullen, a doctoral student in Queen’s University, Belfast, who will give a research paper on ‘George T. Stokes and the oriental origins of Irish Christianity’.
After lunch Dr Jane McKee, formerly Senior Lecturer in French in the University of Ulster and Chair of the Irish Section of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain & Ireland, will speak on ‘Peter Drelincourt (1644–1722): his Huguenot background and early career in Ireland’. The final lecture will be given by Colin Armstrong, a visiting research associate at the School of History & Anthropology in QUB, on ‘A Laudian in Ulster: the Irish career of Bishop Jeremy Taylor, 1658–67’.
Image from Stokes article : The antiquities from Kingstown to Dublin