Images of Irish Non-Subscribing Churches: 30. Dublin

Dublin Christian Freeman 1866

From the ‘Christian Freeman’, 1866

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Twentieth-century stained glass window (featuring Martin Luther) made at the An Túr Gloine (‘The Glass Tower’) studio

The seventeenth-century congregation that met on Wood Street later moved to Strand Street before building an ambitious gothic building designed by W.H. Lynn on St Stephens Green in 1863. Occupying a prime city centre location the site is also an awkward shape but is well fitted out with many fine features. With the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation celebrated in 2017 it is worth noting that Dublin Unitarian Church is the only church of any denomination in Ireland to have stained glass that depicts Martin Luther.

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Images of Irish Non-Subscribing Churches: 7. Carlingford

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The original Carlingford meeting-house, built in about 1700

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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.