Portals to a liberal faith 08 Cork


Doors of the churches and meeting-houses of the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland

D Cork Door 2007

Cork, county Cork 2007

Images of Irish Non-Subscribing Churches: 18. Cork

Cork entrance 2007 07

The entrance to the meeting-house

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The interior prepared for worship

The congregation dates back to the middle of the seventeenth century and the present meeting-house was opened for worship three hundred years ago in 1717. Gradually undergoing restoration in recent years the church is situated in the centre of the city.

Images of Irish Non-Subscribing Churches: 7. Carlingford

Carlingford 01 2009

The original Carlingford meeting-house, built in about 1700

Carlingford int 2009 01

The interior, as it appeared in 2009. Note the thickness of the wall around the door.

The location of the original Presbyterian meeting-house in Carlingford was lost for decades until it was tracked down by Professor Donall Mac Donaill within the last ten years. It is a very plain and simple building that hasn’t been used for worship since 1859 and has been used variously as a salt store, a place to house livestock and more recently served as a shop.