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Church of Ireland

LC control no.n 50055780
Descriptive conventionsrda
Corporate name headingChurch of Ireland
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Variant(s)Eaglais na hEĢireann
See alsoUnited Church of England and Ireland
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Found inNLC, 4/9/87 (United Church of England and Ireland; Act of Union, 1801, united the Church of England and the Church of Ireland under the name United Church of England and Ireland. The union was dissolved by the Irish Church Act of 1869 and each reverted to its original name)
The national churches of England, Ireland, and Scotland, 1801-1846, 2002: page 2 (In 1801, there were, properly speaking, two established Churches in the United Kingdom--the Episcopal United Church of England and Ireland and the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. The United Church of England and Ireland was a recent innovation, created by clause V of the Act of Union of 1801, which had combined the respective establishments of England and Ireland 'into one Protestant Episcopal Church' whose 'doctrine, discipline and government' were to 'remain in full force for ever'. However, this ecclesiastical union was more a project for the future than a present reality. The conditions and circumstances of the two Churches were so different that for purposes of parliamentary legislation, and in the eyes of most observers, they were separate institutions. It was more accurate to speak of three established Churches, corresponding to the three historic kingdoms)
Invalid LCCNsh 85025703