Monday 4 January 2021

Online Church of Ireland Gazette now spans 1856-1989

It's always good to start a new year with some new resources! The RCB Library has announced that another decade of editions of the Church of Ireland's Gazette has been added to the newspaper's dedicated database at The free online resource now spans 1856 to 1989.

The release of this latest tranche features as the RCBL's first Archive of the Month for 2021, which examines the 1980s through the lens of the Church’s then weekly newspaper.

The new presentation takes a first journalistic perspective in the series, and has been written by the Revd Clifford Skillen, Assistant Editor of the Gazette from 1999 until retirement in 2015.

As with all presentations in the Borderless Church series, it is richly illustrated by extracts, articles and images from the paper.

The RCB Library's long-term project to digitize and make freely available the complete run of the Church’s all-island newspaper has been made possible with the support of the Irish Government’s Reconciliation Fund, administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs.