Fahan Presbyterian Church

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Fahan to Bethlehem - 300 Years in the life of the Meeting House at Cashel

                                                                                                                  History book   

(Book published in December 2020) 

An extensive history of Fahan Presbyterian Church covering the events that composed the first three centuries. From that first mention of a, “Presbyterian Meetinghouse at Cashel” in 1719 and the final event of the 300th anniversary celebrations, “The Way to Bethlehem” (in late December 2019.)

 Of course, it records the life and times of our 16 ministers but much more:-  Wills, stolen manses, unpaid ministers, emigration to New Zealand, benefactors, fundraising at home and in USA, a purse of sovereigns, art and artefacts etc. etc. All beautifully presented in colour (where appropriate.)

 A quote from the foreword;

ranging through everything from scrapbook entries, minute book minutia, to historic events and a smattering of drama and intrigue”

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The congregation was originally connected with Burt and Inch as recorded at a meeting of Laggan Presbytery on 17th of June 1691. 

Arrangements continued until 1719 when Mr.Cochrane was ordained at "Fawn". The church has remained on the original site for some three hundred years.

Church in times past with no car  parking problems

The casual observer can see the contrast between the older 17th century left hand wall with its two square windows and the more recent right hand wall of the enlarged building with four rounded top windows. 

The Church underwent a major refurbishment during 2003/04. 

The work was carried out by Ireland's National and Training and Employment Authority FAS to counteract the ravages of time, woodworm, rising and penetrating damp plus rot. 

The project included replacing the floor, pulpit and heating system, stripping the pews, installing a raised dais and electro osmosis damp proof course. 

Rev. Jones was installed as minister of Waterside & Fahan on Wednesday 14th September of 2005.  

The present Church Hall was opened in 1991.

Hall built by volunteers on an employment scheme F

Hall opened in 1991 by Moderator of General Assemb


 Click for an extract taken from a small history booklet prepared as a fund raising initiative by Murry Ferguson in 1999.