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An article in The Bulletin of the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland (Vol 43) 2019 entitled ‘No Surrender! The Magee College Controversy’ by Eugene Dunphy refers to an epic poem “The Collegiad”, documenting the story of the foundation of Magee College, by […]

‘Presbyterian Responses to the Second World War: Challenges and Contexts’ exploring the interpretations of the War offered by leaders within the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and within their local and wider British contexts. by  Mr Matthew Houston on  Thursday 21 […]

Clough Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church PUBLIC LECTURE by Dr Finbar McCormick Mausolea and Memorials to the Dead in Ireland  The Lecture will take place in the Meeting House on Wednesday, 13th March 2019 at 7.30 pm Followed by Refreshments in the […]

“The Autobiography and Journal of the  Rev A G Malcolm, 1782-1823” The story of Malcolm’s life and ministerial career (installed in Newry Old Presbyterian Church in 1809) with observations on church, life and society in Newry, 1809-23. by Rev Dr John […]

 “The Making of the Hibernian Patriot: Jonathan Swift and Ulster Presbyterians” by Professor Ian McBride Foster Professor of Irish History, University of Oxford  on Tuesday 15 January 2019 at 7.30pm in Union Theological College Botanic Avenue, Belfast Open to all   […]

The PHSI Library and Archive will be closed from Thursday 20 December  2018 to Wednesday 2 January 2019 and will re-open on THURSDAY 3 January 2019. Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2019 to all our Members and Researchers.

‘The Disappearance of George Mathews’  Once a powerful and greatly respected figure in Irish Presbyterianism but also an accomplished and ambitious fraudster whose activities threatened to undermine Presbyterian congregations and the Church’s charitable funds in the mid 19th century. by […]

 ‘The Mother Kirk: Irish Presbyterians and the 1843 Disruption of the Church of Scotland’  An examination of Irish Presbyterian reactions to the Scottish Disruption, placed in the broader context of the Free Church of Scotland’s attempt to position itself as  […]

The PHSI Library and Archive is now open as usual following our relocation to the Ground Floor of Assembly Buildings, Fisherwick Place, Belfast. Email: phsilibrarian@pcinet.org Telephone: 028 9041 7299 (Change of number) Website: www.presbyterianhistoryireland.com Our opening hours Tuesday Wednesday Thursday […]