A province of the Anglican Communion. This website will give you some information on the structures and ethos of the Church, up-to-date news and press releases, liturgical resources and a directory of the various dioceses and parishes.
Godfrey Massy (1803-1852), Church of Ireland Vicar of Bruff, was an outspoken and controversial character, indefatigable in the cause of Protestantism and hostile to the practice of Roman Catholicism, a man of strong and deep convictions and a great humanitarian. His memoirs, from which these extracts are taken, were published in 1855, edited and annotated by his brother, Rev. Dawson Massy,(l) and a summary account of his life was published
in this journal (.pdf).
In 1995 the Thurles Church of Ireland community kindly donated one third of St Maryâ€™s Church to create a Famine Museum to commemorate the many Irish people who lost their lives through disease and starvation during the Great Famine in Ireland of 1845-1849. The Famine and War museums are designed to be as informative and interesting as possible.
The archives of the Church of Ireland, and particularly parochial registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials, are a primary source for genealogists and family historians. Although many registers were destroyed in the past, especially in the fire in the Public Record Office of Ireland in 1922, many others have survived in a number of custodies and are available to researchers.
The records of Donagheady Church of Ireland are among the earliest of any church in Northern Ireland. Registers of baptisms and marriages survive from 1697 and burials from 1698, though there are gaps.
Each grave has been given a number, even those with no visible inscriptions. The numbering commences to the right of the main gate. If you want to view specific surnames, please use your browser's 'find' option.
The Commission of Array was held nationwide in September of 1756. As this was the era of the Penal Laws, Roman Catholics were not permitted to bear arms. Consequently, the names in the following list can be assumed to be members of the Protestant faith.
As far back as 1675, when South Ulster had not even one Presbyterian Congregation in either Fermanagh, Monaghan, or Cavan, there was a minister, Rev. Jacques in charge of the Corboy church. Rev. John Mairs of Loughbrickland was "transplanted" to Longford in 1697, where he complained about his work and the extent of his charge, "being at least ten miles over, and the two places in his charge (Corboy and Tully or Clongish) for preaching in each other Sabbath, being five miles distant".
In 1802 Bishop Thomas Lewis O\'Beirne instructed his Registrar to obtain from his clergy accurate written lists of their parishoners, with particulars of the various families. Some replied within days, others took a year or two and a few simply wrote down the total numbers. - See more at: http://www.from-ireland.net/county/article/Protestant-Parishoners-Diocese-Of-Meath%2C-1802/Meath#display