Glacknadrummond Methodist Church, Culdaff

I recently attended the annual Harvest Thanksgiving in Glacknadrummond Church, which is situated about 2 miles from Culdaff. The sermon was delivered by the President of the Methodist Church in Ireland so it was an important event. Afterwards, I met Rev. Alison Gallagher, the minister in charge and enjoyed the hospitality provided by the congregation. It was my first visit to a Harvest Thanksgiving in any church and I was impressed with the harvest decorative displays. It was a joyful…

St. Columba’s Church, Straid, Clonmany

  The Hervey Trail appears to omit Clonmany but it includes two sites in Inishowen. Hopefully, Straid will be added to the map sooner rather than later. Straid Protestant Church, Clonmany A new committee is about to restore the fabric of the old church at Straid. It is great to see a voluntary group being set up because so much of the protection of our heritage comes down to volunteers, people who give their time generously to make our country…

Carndonagh Church Museum

Today I visited one of Donegal’s smallest museums in the church at Carndonagh. Pictures show one of the beautiful oil lamps rescued from the old church. It is similar to the lamps in the Protestant church in Culdaff. Fr. Bonner is pictured with Eamonn de Valera outside Hopefield, home of the great business family of Binns but sadly this house was demolished some decades ago to make room for students in the Community School. The old work stations have survived…