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Index of Irish Methodist Churches, Chapels and Preaching Houses

The MHSI has been developing a master list of former and existing Irish Methodist churches, chapels and preaching houses. This is very much a work in progress and feedback or corrections are welcome.

The buildings are listed in alphabetical order and are by default (Wesleyan) Methodist in the Section column. Only the non-Wesleyan preaching houses/chapels are given additional codes as follows: PW – Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Society; NC – Methodist New Connexion; P – (English) Primitive Methodist Connexion; WM – Wesleyan Methodist Association (later UMFC – United Methodist Free Church).

The codes in the ‘References & Sources’ column are taken from an article by Dudley Levistone Cooney in the Bulletin of the Wesley Historical Society (Irish Branch), Vol. 2, part 4 (Winter 1992), entitled ‘Record of the Property of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion’. These are from abstracts of Deeds contained in three large volumes and held at the Public Record Office in Belfast.

The code (DIA) in the Architect column refers to the superb Dictionary of Irish Architects (Irish Architectural Archive Online): http://www.dia.ie/. Abbreviations in ‘References & Sources’ column include: Mins (Minutes of Conference); CA (Christian Advocate); ML (Methodist Newsletter); Smith (William Smith, Wesleyan Methodism in Ireland 1747-1829 (Dublin, 1830)); PWM Mins (Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Society Minutes)

Compiled by R.P. Roddie


Name Section Circuit County Parish/Townland Built Remarks References & Sources Architect
Abbeyleix I (Chambers Lane) Athlone Laois (Queen’s) 1790 Smith’s History (1830) p. 220
Abbeyleix II (Old Abbeyleix) Mountrath Laois (Queen’s) 1826 New chapel to seat 130 people. Manse added and in 1914 new Epworth Hall. In 1950 Manse sold and when services ceased the church was sold in 1975 to Faith Mission for £3,000. [Mins 1973 p.36 & 1975 p.42] 1/13, 286.

D.L. Cooney, Asses’ Colts & Loving People, (Carlow, 1998), pp. 18-21.

Adare I Rathkeale Limerick 1797 Smith’s History (1830) p. 220


Adare II Rathkeale Limerick 1873 IE Oct 1873 p 11
Aghagallon (Craigmore) Moira Down 1845 Originally known as Aghagallon Wesleyan Chapel it later was called Craigmore Methodist Church.

A new hall was opened 1983 and an extension added in 1993.

1/6, 3/203
Aghalee Hall Moira Armagh Sale sanctioned 1931 [Mins 1931 p.67] 3/236
Aghalum (see Brookeborough) Clones 1787 Sold
Allagesh PW Clones Monaghan Tedavnet Sold 1879 (but see Minutes 1936 p. 66 re Allagash sold for £45)
Annalong Dundrum Down 1842 (Moneydarragh). Sold to Masonic Order for £1,100 (17/6/69) 1/6, 3/203; Mins 1970 p. 80 & 83
Antrim I Antrim Antrim 1806 Built in ‘The Kiln Entry’ opp ‘Pogue’s Entry’ – Sold 1879 1/1-4; 3/154, 158
Antrim II PW Antrim Antrim 1823 PWM Chapel. Sold 1945 – the ‘Antrim Discount Stores of the 1980s’ Mins 1945 p.65
Antrim III Antrim Antrim 1868 New church replacing chapel of 1806. Gothic. Received in 1977 £65,000 compensation. Mins 1977 p.40 John Boyd, ca 1823-1895 & William Batt partnership. (DIA)
Antrim IV Antrim Antrim 1977 New church and ancillary buildings erected 1977 at cost of £124,000. Mins 1977 p.40
Ardara Ardara Donegal 1832 Rebuilt 1856 1/9, 14, 28, 30
Ardee Dundalk Louth Ardee 1852 Gen. permission to sell church and ground 1977. Sold 1978 for £15,000. Centenary Cf ICA, 31 Oct 1952, p. 1.

1/5, 63; Mins 1977 p.40 & 1978 p.42.

Ardglass Downpatrick Down 1834 [1843 according to ICA.31.10.58. p.5]; Loaned (?) to Baptist Church (1963); Sold 1966 for £405 +£1 p.a. 1/8; Mins 1963 p.82, 1967 p.85 & 1970 p.82
Arklow I Arklow Wicklow Ferrybank 1822 Sold 1/21, 27
Arklow II Arklow Wicklow Ferrybank 1869 Opened May 1869. William Fogerty, c. 1833-78. (DIA)
Armagh I Armagh Armagh 1767 Rented room 14ft by 12ft in Thomas St opposite Dobbin St.
Armagh II Armagh Armagh 1786 A neat chapel erected on site of present building in Abbey St. 1/17-19, 31,32; 3/240
Armagh III PW Armagh Armagh <1833 Built on M‘Geough’s Avenue Lynn, Methodism on Armagh Circuit, p. 26.
Armagh IV Armagh Armagh 1835 1786 building replaced. In 1862 galleries added and further enlarged in 1882. Manse built in 1835 and schools in 1859. Christian Advocate, 14 Dec 1898, pp. 9 & 11
Armagh IV (b) Armagh Armagh 1888 Armagh IV remodeled (almost rebuilt) – new gable+12ft increase. Builder: Thomas Collen & Son, Armagh John James Phillips, 1842-1936. (DIA)
Arvagh Killeshandra Cavan Killeshandra
Athlone PW Athlone Westmeath 1865 F/S 25 Feb 1864; Op. 3.3.65 [IE.65.45]. Arch: Alfred G Jones (Northgate Street) 1/15, 16, 26, 33, 34, 141, 3/220 Alfred Gresham Jones, c.1824-1913 (DIA)
Athy I Carlow Kildare 1812 In Meetinghouse Lane 1/23, 29, 297
Athy II Carlow Kildare 1874 New church and school. Barrack Street (Woodstock Street). FS laid 12 Jun 1872. Cost of chapel £2,220. [Mins 1875 p.76]. D.L. Cooney, Asses’ Colts & Loving People, (Carlow, 1998), pp. 22-27. Thomas Holbrook (ca 1844-1876)
Aughadown (Aghadown) Skibbereen Cork 1803 Fell into disuse in the 1860s. A new church on a different site was erected in 1877. Sold 1955 for £35.  1/25

(marriage register 1900-1909); Mins 1955 p.62

Aughagallon Antrim Aghagallon (Ballymacrana) Sold 1/7,
Aughagallon Omagh Tyrone Cappagh  1856 Schoolhouse used for worship. Closed 1892. Allowed to deteriorate and eventually sold in dilapidated state for £25. N. Johnston & D. Preston, Methodism in Omagh (1982) pp. 7-8;  1/10,
Augher Aughnacloy Tyrone Clogher 1865 Opening 26 Mar 1865 [IE.65.71]; Final service 23 May 2010 1/12, ‘A three-bay stone-built hall with rose windows in the gables.’ (DIA)
Augherainey Dungannon Tyrone Sold
Augheryannon (Aghyaran) Castlederg Tyrone Termonamongan 1872 cf. built during Alex Fullerton’s ministry in 1871 ICA.06.12.12p16 1/22 cf repairs ICA, 24 Dec 1954, p.7 & ICA 4 Nov 1971, p. 6 Thomas Elliott (ca 1833-1915), Enniskillen on site given by Ld Caledon
Aughnacloy Swanlinbar Tyrone Carnteel (Knockminny) 1/11, 3/8
Aughnacloy I Aughnacloy Tyrone Carnteel 1805 Sold 1879 1/20,
Aughnacloy II PW Aughnacloy Tyrone Carnteel
Aughnacloy III Aughnacloy Tyrone Carnteel 1849-50 New church, school and dwelling house ‘situate on the approach from the Monaghan Road’. Church opened Mar 1850. Contractor: Thomas Ross, Aughnacloy. Captain Edward Moore, J.P. gave £500 bequest to Society. Christian Advocate, Christmas Number, Dec 18, 1905, p. 15 Isaac Farrell (ca 1799-3 May 1877). (DIA)
Aughrim PW Ballinasloe Galway 1786 Sale sanctioned 1923 for £25. Mins 1923 p.47 & 1929 p.64.
Avoca (see Ovoca) Rathdrum Wicklow Castlemacadam 1840 Built to accommodate miners from Cornwall; sold 2014 for €60,000. MN March 2008 p. 40; Blue Book 2014 p.47
Bagenalstown I Kilkenny Carlow 1806 (Moneybeg)
Bagenalstown II Kilkenny Carlow 1908 On site I, following fire. Sold 1963-64 for £520. Mins 1964 p.76
Bailieborough I Bailieborough Cavan Bailieborough 1805 Check this earlier building CA.11.Dec.1912 gives date as 1802
Bailieborough II Bailieborough Cavan Bailieborough 1834 CHC.iii.203 (Adelaide Road); Gen. permission to sell 1994. CA.11.Dec.1912 gives date as 1835; Mins 1994 p.37
Ballagh Brookeborough Fermanagh Galloon 1832
Ballaghneed PW Aughnacloy Tyrone Clogher 1800 Sold A neat and commodious preaching house erected at sole expense of Joseph Wallace [Memoir of Adam Averell p. 319]
Balbriggan I Dublin Balrothery >1826 Erected pre-1826 largely due to Thomas Rogers [WMM 1826 p. 141]. Sold 1873 [Mins 1873 p.73]
Balbriggan II Dublin Balrothery Replacement for Balbriggan I
Ballina I Ballina Mayo 1807 Erected by Gideon Ouseley cf Mayo Constitution, 23 Jul 1839
Ballina II Ballina Mayo 1839 New ‘Centenary’ chapel 52’x35′ opened on site of Ballina I on 14 Jul 1839 + preacher’s dwelling. School house built in 1857.

In 1983 the former schoolhouse was converted into a church [MNL Dec 1983, p. 3].

Mayo Constitution, 23 Jul 1839


Permission to sell Ballina II, Mins 1984 p.25.

Conversion of part of old schoolhouse into church designed by Wesley Trimble [MNL Dec 1983, p. 3].
Ballinacor Lurgan Armagh Montiaghs 1845 School added in 1854. D.J. Gilpin, An Adventure in Fellowship p.13.
Ballinagh Cavan Cavan 1881 Society formed about 1817 – they met in hall in Drumkeel. In 1881 they erected a church in Ballinagh. The builder was local Methodist, William Lowry. CA 8 Dec 1909 p. 600.

Sold 1961-62 but see sale of church to Faith Mission for £6,000 in 1989.

Mins 1962 p. 84 & 1989 p.23.
Ballinagore PW Tullamore Westmeath Newtown
Ballinamallard I PW Ballinamallard Fermanagh Magheracross 1786 (also known as Bellanamallard)
Ballinamallard II Ballinamallard Fermanagh Magheracross 1826
Ballinamallard III Ballinamallard Fermanagh Magheracross 1905
Ballinamore Ballinamore Leitrim 1802 Sold 1948 for £375 to Mr Jonathan Price. Mins 1947 p.68 & 1948 p.71
Ballinrobe Galway Mayo 1826
Ballinary Portadown Armagh 1874 Premises used as National school during week.

Closed in 2019 and sold 2020 for £16,500 (Mins 2021, p. 32 – misspelt as Ballynarry)

Ballinary Methodist Church 1874-1974
Ballinasloe (Back Street) PW Ballinasloe Galway 1792 D.A.L. Cooney, Methodists and Presbyterians in Galway (2010) p. 57-9.
Ballinasloe (Church Lane – now Duggan Ave) Ballinasloe Galway 1826 Sold 1953 for £150 Mins 1953 p.68
Ballinderry (or Loughrelisk) Moira Antrim 1896 Built as Mission Hall, given to MNC by Mr Todd – Sold 1942 for £460. PRONI 3/144; Mins 1942 p.76
Ballinderry, Co Derry Derry 1803
Ballindulane (see Ballyederland) Dunkineely Donegal  1840 closed 1935. Sold 1940
Ballineen Clonakilty Cork 1823 A second church built on same site 1870/71. Opening service 19 Oct 1871 by Rev.Wm Guard Foundation stone laid by Earl of Bandon, 4 Oct 1870 [Cork Constitution, 1 Oct 1870].
Ballinegan ?Wexford sold
Ballinfull (Ballinphull) Sligo Sligo 1821 In 1821 a 31 year lease was taken on a building in Ballinfull Co Sligo. One of the three trustees was a Mr John Blair and this building then became known as “Ballinfull Methodist Chapel”.
Ballingarry Cloughjordan Tipperary Sale sanctioned 1875 [Mins 1875 p.74]; Ballingarry Hall sold 1953 £100. Mins 1953 p.67
Ballingrane Rathkeale Limerick 1766 1829 – New building [Smith (1830) p 220 & CA 15 Feb 1889 p 5]

1871 – Enlargement and remodelling and new porch [IE Sep 1871, p. 12]

1889 – Cemetery added [CA 15 Feb 1889 p 5]

Ballintaggart Co Armagh Armagh PRONI 1/176
Ballintra PW Ballyshannon Donegal Drumhome 1826 Sold 1969 for £3,423 Mins 1969 p.82
Ballintra II Donegal Drumhome 1896-7 William Fawcett Gilcriest, c.1863-1908
Ballybawn Skibbereen Cork closed
Ballybay Cootehill Monaghan Ballybay  1876 Renovated in 1915, including a new pitch pine ceiling, stained glass windows and repainting.               Gen. permission to sell 1990. Sold 1991 to Dr M. Smyth for IR£7,000. Mins 1990 p.37 & 1991 p.32.
Ballyblack 1789
Ballyboy Birr Offaly 1874 Sale sanctioned 1922. Sold 1924 Mins 1922 p.51
Ballycanew Gorey Wexford


Ballycanew 1798 In 1798 following the Rebellion an original  Catholic chapel was given to Methodists by Lord Mountnorris.

In 1824 a new Methodist chapel was built.

In place of a deteriorating 1824 building a new church was opened in 1888 on the earlier site.

Gen. permission to sell 1992; sold 1993 to Mr M. Rath for £11,000.

Mins 1992 p.38; 1993 p.41.

Architect of 1888 church: Thomas Elliott (ca 1833-1915), Enniskillen.

Builder: Richard Haskins, Courtown Harbour

Ballycastle Coleraine Antrim Ramoan 1792 1985 sale of church to Northern Ireland Court Service for £29,000. Mins 1985 p.36
Ballyclare Ballyclare Antrim 1828 New church erected 1951 at cost of £14,000. Gen. permission to purchase site for new church 1996. Mins 1951 p.78 & 1996 p.39.
Ballyclare NC Ballyclare Antrim 1842 Methodist New Connexion
Ballyconnell WM>PW Killeshandra Cavan Tomregan 1783 Claimed by the PWMs at the time of the 1816 division if Irish Methodism.
Ballyconnell PW Cavan 1869 cf. obit to James McMullen CA.1911.240.

Property sold to Council for £2,500 (2014).

Mins 1978 p.42 – sale of plot of land at rear of church.
Ballydehob I Skibbereen Cork 1825 It was replaced by Ballydehob II and became a ‘social centre’. It was designated the church again in 1988 when Ballydehob II sold and was finally closed in 2006 and sold.
Ballydehob II (Powell Memorial Church) Skibbereen Cork 1891 New church erected in 1891 and sold in 1988 to Twelve Arch Developments for IR£20,000. It was the only Methodist church in West Cork that featured a bell. Contractor: R.S.W. Wolfe Thomas Elliott, c.1833-1915 (CA.1891 p.225)
Ballyederland Dunkineely Donegal 1840 Closed, sale sanctioned 1935 [Mins 1935 p.64]. Sale fell through and building subsequently dismantled and materials sold 1940 for £41.10.0 [Mins 1940 p.59]
Ballyfarnan (Ballyfarnon) Drumshanbo Roscommon 1842 Sold 1963-64 for £150. In 1995 it was reported in the Leitrim Observer that the former church was to become a ‘cultural centre’. However in 2013 the Tidy Towns competition judges deplored the state of the building. Mins 1964 p. 76; Leitrim Observer, Wed 3 May 1995 p. 11. See also Mins 1970 p.83
Ballyfin Maryborough Laois (Queen’s) 1891 Site provided by James & Sarah Vanston [ICA 15 Jan 1892, p. 27]. Sold 1961-2 for £125. (I)CA.1890.275; 1891.71; 1908.604; Mins 1962 p. 84 Builder: Mr E. Meredith
Ballyfrench Donaghadee Down 1828
Ballygawley Hall Sligo Sligo Gen. permission to sell 1974 – to be dismantled. Sold 1975 for £100. Mins 1974 p.44; 1975 p.42.
Ballyhaise Cavan
Ballyhalbert Glastry Down 1802 Sold
Ballyhuppahaun Maryborough Laois (Queen’s) 1849
Ballyjamesduff I Cavan Cavan Castlerahan 1873?
Ballyjamesduff II (Wesley St) PW Cavan Cavan Castlerahan 1874 Sold in 1936 for £50.
Ballymacilligott (Ballymacelliott, Ballymacgellicott) Tralee Kerry Ballymacelligott 1835 Ballymacelligott, a parish in the barony of Trughenmackmy, 4¾ miles from Tralee. A Methodist meeting house in 1844 had an attendance of 50. [Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland, 1844]; CA 15 Dec 1897 p. 5.
Ballymacrana Moira Down See Aughagallon
Ballymagarney Cranagill Armagh 1874 Service ceased in the late 1960s and permission to sell given by Conference in 1967 and again in 1972. Sold 1976 for £450. Mins 1967 p.85; 1973 p.36 & 1976 p.45.
Ballymagooley Co Cork Cork Same place as Rahan see ICA. 10 Sept 1954
Ballymena I Ballymena Antrim 1787 Enlarged 1854
Ballymena II Ballymena Antrim 1895 John James Phillips, 1842-1936 (DIA)
Ballymoney Coleraine Antrim Ballymoney 1866 ‘Pattern Church’ cf Regent’s St, N’ards, Donegal & Cookstown. James Wilson of Bath, 1816-1900. (DMBI)
Ballymoney nahornafergus Antrim On Islandmagee 4 miles from Larne
Ballymore Wexford Wexford
Ballymote Ballymote Sligo 1827 Built on land donated by Lord Kirkwall. Sold 1971 to Mr Alex Gilmore for dwelling for £750. Manse sold 1969 for £2,000. Mins 1969 p.82 & 1971 p.38.
Ballynahinch Ballynahinch Down 1857 In 1798 Conference gave permission for chapel but none built. In 1843 a Wesleyan National School with 60 boys & 22 girls existed [Parliamentary Gazetteer, 1846]. In 1856 the present church erected but not completed until 1872. A new hall opened in 1983 and extension added in 1993. William Nicholl, Methodism in Ballynahinch 1827-1977 (Ballynahinch, 1977).
Ballynalack Down
Ballynanny Tyrone 1932 New church built 1932 at cost of £700 (DIA); rebuilt and opened 5 Sep 1946 at cost of £800. [ICA.6 Sep 1946 p. 3]. Irish Christian Advocate (ICA), 20 Sep 1946, p.5
Ballynure Ballyclare Antrim 1846 Church expanded 1895.
Ballyraggett Abbeyleix Kilkenny
Ballysadare Sligo Sligo 1820
Ballyshannon I Donegal 1791 Later it became Masonic hall
Ballyshannon I PW Ballyshannon Donegal Innismacsaint 1792 Sold 1879 (Main Street)
Ballyshannon II Ballyshannon Donegal Innismacsaint 1823
Ballyshannon III Ballyshannon Donegal Innismacsaint 1892 Site II (The Mall) – Sold to Gilligan and O’Kelly for £37,500 circa 1997. Became the present Veterinary Hospital. Mins 1998 p.38 Thomas Elliott, ca 1833-1915 (DIA)
Ballysheagh (Ballyskeagh) Mission Hall Lisburn Down Lambeg 1927 Built at the cost of £527 and opened on 23rd October, 1927, when the preacher was Rev. E. B. Cullen. Sold 1983 to DoE for £12,000. Mins 1983 p.27 & 1984 p.26. James Shortt, Town Surveyor of Lisburn
Ballyethuland (see Ballyederland) Dunkineely Donegal
Baltinglass (Mill Street) Carlow Wicklow 1833 Erected in 1833 to seat 100. In 1845 Miss Eliza Jones of Baltinglass bequeathed £601 to finish the chapel. Declining attendances led to its closure in 1935 and sale in 1939. Subsequently monthly services were held from 1937 until at least 1963 at the home of Mr John Jones, Newtown Saunders. Cooney, Asses’ Colts & Loving People, pp. 30-33
Banbridge I Banbridge Down 1803 Rathfriland St; ‘Gospel Lane Methodist Chapel’; Sold
Banbridge II PW Banbridge Down 1831 Scarva Street – ‘George Linn’s Preaching House’; Sold 1879 Used as garage; demolished 1970
Banbridge III Banbridge Down New Gothic church to seat 400 in local blue stone. FS laid Aug 1870. (DIA) 1871 John Glass of New York contributed £1,500 of £2,400 cost Banbridge Centenary booklet 1971 Architect: J.A. Moncrieff, Belfast; Builder: Mr Collen, Portadown.
Bandon I PW Bandon Cork 1758 Kilbrogan Hill, Sold
Bandon II Bandon Cork 1789 North Main Street
Bandon III Bandon Cork 1821 Purchase in 1995 of former ‘Gateway Bar and Haven Night Club’ adjacent to church for £139,000. Mins 1995 p.46
Bandon IV (Cavendish Quay) PW Bandon Cork 1824 Stone laid 21 Sept 1819 Cavendish Quay [Freeman’s Journal] – after reunion became school.
Bangor I, Bethel NC Bangor Down 1814 Formed from two houses at junction of Castle Street and Hamilton Road now occupied by St Comgall’s PC. In 1835 moved to Bangor II
Bangor II (Sandy Row) Wesleyan then NC Bangor Down 1820 Sandy Row, (now Queen’s Parade) opened by Wesleyans but it did not prosper and was sold to the MNC in 1835. In 1891 it was replaced by new church on the same site. (see Bangor III below).
Bangor II (Hamilton Road – Wesley Centenary) Bangor Down 1892 New symmetrical gabled church in dark stone with red sandstone dressings. Alt 1912. (DIA)

The Hamilton Road Society was closed on 1 July 2023 and merged with the Queen’s Parade, Ballyholme and Carnalea Societies to form Bangor Methodist Church on the Carnalea site at Rathmore Rd, Bangor

Mins 2023 p. 34 James John Phillips, 1842-1936 (DIA)
Bangor III (Queen’s Parade) NC Bangor Down 1891 Queen’s Parade (new building); Purchase in 1995 of former amusement arcade adjoining church for £250,000.

The Queen’s Parade Society was closed on 1 July 2023 and merged with the Hamilton Road, Ballyholme and Carnalea Societies to form Bangor Methodist Church on the Carnalea site at Rathmore Rd, Bangor

Mins 1995 p.45

Mins 2023 p. 34


John Henry Burton (1841-1901), MNC Architect, Warrington St., Ashton under Lyne.
Bangor IV, Ballyholme, (Brooklyn Avenue) Bangor Down 1936 FS laid 18 Apr 1936. Cost £4,000. Contractor: Thornberry Bros. (DIA)

The Ballyholme Society was closed on 1 July 2023 and merged with the Queen’s Parade and Hamilton Road, and Carnalea Societies to form Bangor Methodist Church on the Carnalea site at Rathmore Rd, Bangor

Mins 2023 p. 34 James St John Phillips, 1870-1935 (DIA)
Bangor, Carnalea I Bangor Down 1929 Worship began in area in 1929. In 1935 church built at junction of Crawfordsburn & Bellevue Roads. Sold 1970 and congregation joined CofI St Galls Parish in joint use of their building. In 2006 Methodists withdrew and built new worship centre at Rathmore Road to link with suite of halls built in 1966. Three Bangor Societies were closed on 1 July 2023, Hamilton Road, Queen’s Parade and Ballyholme to form Bangor Methodist Church on the Carnalea site at Rathmore Rd, Bangor.

Mins 2023 p. 34

Bangor, Carnalea II Bangor Down 2006-7 New church built at Rathmore Road at cost of £663,057 [Mins 2007 p.77] Contractor: H.D McCullough & Sons Ltd. Clem McKee of Noteman KcKee
Bangor, Primacy Bangor Down 1983 Purchase of Ballynee site (with CofI) 1977 for £9,000. Site at Primacy purchased 1981 for £27,500 (with CofI). Christ Church (joint CofI/Methodist) dedicated 12 Nov 1983 Mins 1977 p.41; 1981 p.26.
Bannfoot (Charlestown) Lurgan Armagh Montiaghs 1855 Originally built as a school, in 1930 the desks were removed and replaced by pews, and with the installation of pulpit and heating it was transformed ‘into one of the prettiest little country churches in Ireland’. [ICA.24.Jan.1930 p.48] D.J. Gilpin, An Adventure in Fellowship p.13; Bannfoot Methodist Church: Centenary Souvenir, 1955.
Bantry I Bantry Cork 1804 It was replaced by Bantry II in 1821.
Bantry III Bantry Cork 1866 Builder: J. Murphy, Bantry. Sold to Dr. M. Murphy in 1983 for £38,000. Mins 1983 p.27. Richard Lee, arch. of Skibbereen, Co. Cork fl. 1866-67.
Barracton I Cork Cork Closed 1850, subsequently sold
Barracton II Cork Cork 1852 Sold when Military Road Church opened in 1895?
Barry Longford Longford
Belfast, Academy Street PW Antrim 1820 Disposed of to Church Extension Society [PWM Mag 45.188] Raised funds for Donegal-pl Preaching-hse
Belfast, Agnes Street I Frederick Street Antrim 1853 1865-gallery added+3 class-rooms-closing services 1886
Belfast, Agnes Street II Agnes Street Antrim 1887 Closed 20 Oct 1974 – sold. Destroyed by fire 24 Apr 1980. Contractor: William McCammond. James John Phillips, 1842-1936
Belfast, Andersonstown, Upper Falls Antrim 1844 Built on site of mud-walled schoolroom, venue for earliest society Sold in 1936 for £120 and passed into use by the Catholic Church and named St Lawrence’s Hall.
Belfast, Apsley Street Mission Hall Antrim Sold 1911 Mins 1911 p.74
Belfast, Ballymacarrett I Down 1826 Opened through influence of Rev A Mackay – Bombed 1941 Cong moved to new Mountpottinger in 1877
Belfast, Ballymacarrett II PW Down 1835 [Known as Beaver Hall Chapel – cnr McMaster St & N’ards Rd] Cong moved to Ballymacarrett I in 1877 PW Mag. 35.143
Belfast, Ballynafeigh I Antrim 1893 Sold old site and Iron Church 1900 Mins 1900 p.50
Belfast, Ballynafeigh II Antrim 1899 Alfred Arthur Forman, c.1869-? (DIA)
Belfast, Balmoral (Osborne Pk) Antrim 1893-4 FS laid 4 Nov 1893; Closed Sunday 1 Jan 1984 – Methodist Newsletter, Jan 1984 p. 5. Sold 1986 to Melford Properties for £65,000. [Mins 1986 p.26] Builder, James Kidd, of Annadale St. James John Phillips, 1842-1936 (DIA)
Belfast, Beaver Hall (Ballymacarrett) PW Down 1835 See Ballymacarrett No II Sold 1887
Belfast, Belvoir Down 1976 Centre opened in 1976 and new church opened 16 Sep 1989. MNL 1989.12. p2
Belfast, Berlin Street I (Shankill Rd) P Antrim 1853
Belfast, Berlin Street II (Shankill Rd) P Antrim 1885
Belfast, Berlin Street III (Shankill Rd) P Antrim 1903 Demolished 1983 to make way for new building to accommodate the united Berlin Street and Agnes Street societies. Contractors: L & W McQuaid [Belfast Newsletter 29 Jan 1903] John Frazer & Son. (DIA)
Belfast, Berlin Street IV (Shankill Rd) Antrim 1984 Replaced in 1984 by new Church and suite of halls designed by Gordon McKnight, architects at cost of £350,000. Gordon McKnight, architects
Belfast, Bloomfield Down
Belfast, Bloomfield I Down 1948 Building consisting of two Nissan Huts
Belfast, Bloomfield II Down 1955 Church opened June 1955; New Hall opened Oct 1955 [Belfast Newsletter, 6 Jun 1955, p.6] Contractor: Baird Bros Architect: Charles Duncan Ostick
Belfast, Blythe Street Antrim
Belfast, Braniel Down 1960 Church opened 3 June 1960. It was originally Joint Methodist/ Presbyterian. ICA 10 June 1960 p. 13.
Belfast, Cairnshill Down 1996 Gift of site 1996. Erection of new suite of buildings – opened 19 October 1996 Mins 1996 p.39-40.
Belfast, Carlisle Memorial Antrim 1876 Erected at cost of £25,000 and gifted free of rent to the Conference by James Carlisle, JP [Mins 1876 p.80]. SS & lecture Halls 1889; halls sold 1973; closed 29 June 1980. Gen. permission to sell 1981 [Mins 1981 p.26]. Sold 1985 to Ulster Provident Housing Association for £1. Builder-J Henry; Mins 1985 p.36. William Henry Lynn, 1829-1915 (DIA)
Belfast, Castlereagh I Down 1895 Sale sanctioned 1928 for £650. Congregation moved to new Cregagh Rd church in 1927. Mins 1928 p.55 & 1930 p.64.
Belfast, Cavehill Road Antrim 1947 Site for new church sanctioned at cost of £4,500. Hall opened 1947; church 1957 Mins 1948 p.73.
Belfast, Clementine Street (Ebenezer) NC Antrim 1881-1882 Bought from NC 1904. Sold Builder: J. J. Guiler [Northern Whig (laying of foundation stone), 19 Sep 1881] John James Phillips, 1842-1936 (DIA)
Belfast, Cotton Court I Antrim 1819 Closed before 1837
Belfast, Cotton Court II Antrim 1838
Belfast, Cregagh Road Down 1927 James St John Phillips, 1870-1936. (DIA)
Belfast, Crumlin Road Antrim 1884 Formed from societies meeting in Ewart’s & Brookfield Mills. Closed in 2000 and sold in 2001 for £50,000. Subsequently destroyed by fire Mins 2001 p.43 William John Gilliland, 1855-1929 (DIA)
Belfast, Dee Street Down Sold 1960 for £4,250 Mins 1960 p.70
Belfast, Donegall Place PW Antrim 1840 Architect: Charles Lanyon – builder James Carlisle – Closed 1885 Charles Lanyon
Belfast, Donegall Road I (Tin Top) Antrim 1902 Mission Hall moved from Tierney Street. Closed 1926 Cf Tierney St mission hall CA.98.496
Belfast, Donegall Road II Antrim 1927 In 1969 church damaged by bomb; refurbished early 1990. Francis D. Brown (DIA)
Belfast, Donegall Square I Antrim 1806 Known as ‘The Big House’ vis-à-vis Fountain Lane’s ‘Little House’
Belfast, Donegall Square II Antrim 1846 Site I – Burnt down in 1849 and rebuilt 1850 Contractor: James Carlisle Isaac Farrell (ca 1799-3 May 1877). (DIA)
Belfast, Donegall Square III Antrim 1850 Site I; Closed 4 Dec 1994; Sold to Ulster Bank June 1996 Contractor: James Carlisle Isaac Farrell (ca 1799-3 May 1877). (DIA)
Belfast, Dundonald Knock Antrim 1948, purchase sanctioned of hut for youth work [Mins 1948 p.73]; Church premises at Comber Road sold to Elim Church for £12,000 (19/11/1969) [Mins 1970 p.80] Mins 1968 p.85 – Gen permission to sell.
Belfast, Duncairn Gardens Antrim 1893 School & lecture hall opened 1890; destroyed in May 1941 blitz. Site sold 1962-63 for £11,100. Duncairn Gardens Jubilee booklet, 1940; Mins 1963 p.81 John James Phillips, 1842-1936 (DIA)
Belfast, Eliza Street Antrim Conversion of old silk mills into church. Opened 25 March 1866 1866 38 Eliza St school/chapel sold 1873 & cong moved to Ormeau Rd [Mins 1873 p.73]. Originally Lindsay Bros silk-ribbon factory
Belfast, Falls Road I Antrim 1842
Belfast, Falls Road II Antrim Addition to church and new schools by J.J. Phillips 1896. 1854 Closed 1966. Sold for £11,500 (Mins 1967 pp.85 & 86). Contractor: James Carlisle Sir Charles Lanyon, 1818-89. (DIA)
Belfast, Felt Street Methodist Mission Hall (unofficial) Antrim 1878 Built and maintained by Lawson A. Browne
Belfast, Fountain Lane Antrim 1787 1st in Belfast. Closed before 1837
Belfast, Frederick Street Antrim 1837 Along with Salem became NBM
Belfast, Glenburn Down 1955 Work began 1950 in the New Room of Glenburn Estate Office and hut erected 1952. Hall demolished 1954 replaced by church. Mins 1952 p.82 ICA.54.4.16 p.3
Belfast, Greenhill Court Antrim 1854
Belfast, Grosvenor Hall I (BCM) Antrim 1894 Officially opened Sunday 14 Oct 1894 (some final works and decoration to be completed) – J.R. Wesley Weir, Through Changing Scenes, BCM (2014) Builder: Musgrave & Co., Belfast [Northern Whig 23 Oct 1894 p.6] Architect: James John Phillips, 1842-1936 (DIA)
Belfast, Grosvenor Hall II (BCM) Antrim 1927 Official opening 22 Sep 1927 of ‘the most modern auditorium in Belfast’, seating 1,800 in a fan shape, with uninterrupted views of the stage. Grosvenor Hall, that had suffered collateral damage during years of bomb blasts was demolished in 1993. The associated Ker Hall was closed in 1996 in preparation for the new Grosvenor House. Contractors: Messrs McLaughlin & Harvey, Belfast (whose director of building work was Hugh Turtle) Architects: Messrs Young & Mackenzie, Belfast – Belfast Newsletter, 16 Sep 1927, p.9
Belfast, Grosvenor House (incorporating Grosvenor Hall III)(BCM) Antrim 1997 Grosvenor House, incorporating a multipurpose ‘Grosvenor Hall’ and ‘Gallagher Chapel’ opened 27 Sep 1997. J.R. Wesley Weir, Through Changing Scenes: Belfast Central Mission, 1889-2014.
Belfast, Harkin Court Antrim 1847
Belfast, Hope Street (Mill Lane, off Sandy Row) PW Antrim 1860 Belfast Weekly News, 6 Oct 1860 C. Hirst, Religion, Politics & Violence: The Pound & Sandy Row, p. 127
Belfast, Hurst Street (Iron Church) Antrim 1869 Re-erected former Curragh Camp iron-church bought 1873 (see Belfast, Sandy Row)
Belfast, Jennymount Antrim 1904 Destroyed by fire 8 Jan 2003. Rebuilt & opened 25 Sep 2004 William David Redmond Taggart, 1872-1940. (DIA)
Belfast, Joanmount Antrim 1964 1948, erection of hut for youth work sanctioned. Mins 1948 p.73 David Wright Boyd. (DIA)
Belfast, Knock I Donegall Square Down 1869 After erection of Knock II, used as schoolroom
Belfast, Knock II Knock Down 1883
Belfast, Knockbreda I Ballynafeigh Down 1952 New church hall completed 1952 Mins 1952 p.82
Belfast, Knockbreda II Ballynafeigh Down 1970 St Andrew’s Presbyterian & Knockbreda Methodist begin joint church building 15 May 1970. Discussions began Oct 1966.

MCI Conference 2005 gave permission to dissolve shared building agreement and Methodists reverted to meeting at Knockbreda I.

ICA 18 Jun 1970 p. 11 Gordon McKnight Architects (1919-2018)
Belfast, Laganview Mission Hall Donegall Square Antrim 1891 Sold 1951 for £1,320 (Mins 1951 p.79) Builder: Mr Agnew;   James John Phillips, 1842-1936
Belfast, Ligoniel I Ligoniel Antrim 1844 Cf discovery of stone jar deposited during stone-laying ceremony during excavations for 1889 foundations [BNL 20 Sep 1888]
Belfast, Ligoniel II UMFC Ligoniel Antrim 1868 In 1870 the UMFC secessionists reunited with the WMs, who took over the building and debt of £200. Builder: Thomas Magee, Ballyclare Mr Watters, Belfast

(NW 13 Apr 1868)

Belfast, Ligoniel III Ligoniel Antrim 1889 Closed 1981. Gen. permission to sell Ligoniel church and halls 1982. Sale of site to Housing Executive for £800. Mins 1982 p.23 & 1983 p.27. James John Phillips, 1842-1936
Belfast, Lisburn Road Antrim 1906 Closed in 2011 in preparation for new ‘Belfast South’ Methodist Church and Agape Centre on same site. James St John Phillips, 1870-1935. (DIA)
Belfast South Antrim 2012 Opened 26 May 2012 at cost of £2 million on site of ‘Lisburn Road’.
Belfast, Melbourne Street P Antrim 1838 Sold 1910. It became a ‘Picture Palace (1913-19) and then bought by Elim Assembly. Acquired and demolished to make way for MI-Westlink 1968.
Belfast, Mitchell Street (Bethel) Falls Road Antrim 1876 Former Wesley Pl chapel sold to Falls Rd and sold pre-1887
Belfast, Mountpottinger Down 1886 Opened in 1887 as new home for Ballymacarrett (No 1) congregation Architect J.J. Phillips James John Phillips, 1842-1936
Belfast, Newtownards Road Down 1900 Contractor: Robert Thompson & Son. Destroyed in blitz 1942. Rebuilt 1951-52. Mins 1952 p.82 James John Phillips, 1842-1936
Belfast, Old Lodge Road Frederick Street Antrim Services discontinued following the opening of Carlisle Memorial – 1 July 1876.
Belfast, Oldpark Road (Lynn Memorial) Crumlin Road Antrim 1900 Closing Service Sunday 31 May 1981.  Gen. permission to sell Lynn Memorial church and halls 1982. Sold to DoE in 1983 for £10,500. Mins 1982 p.23 & 1983 p.27. J.J. Phillips & Son (DIA)
Belfast, Ormeau Road Antrim 1873 Arch: William Batt; FS laid Apr 1872; Opened 12 Jan 1873. Let with hall at £1,000 p.a. Sold 1987 for £25,000 to Open Door Housing Association. But see Mins 1988 of sale of ‘Ormeau Property’ to Mr Philip Lee for £65,000. [Mins 1988 p.25] and 1989 ‘Ormeau Road premises to Habishare Ltd for £90,000. [Mins 1989 p.23] Closed 1978; Mins 1976 p.46; Mins 1987 p.25. William Batt, ?-1910. (DIA)
Belfast, Pitt Street (Thompson Mem Hall) Down 1903 Origins in Scotch Row SS (1893). Closed 1972 and sold for £12,617 [Mins 1973 p.38] Belfast’s Halls of Faith & Fame, 1999, pp 220-28
Belfast, Primitive Street (Blackstaff Road) P Antrim 1875 Enlarged and renovated 1891. General permission to sell (along with Sandy Row in 1974 due to redevelopment and to provide one new replacement church). Mins 1974 p.44 James John Phillips responsible for 1891 work.
Belfast, Salem (York Street) NC Antrim 1839 Replaced a smaller meeting house in York Street. Foundation stone laid 1838 and opened 1839. It was sold to the Methodist Church in Ireland in 1905 for £2,000 and under the leadership of Rev. Wm Maguire became the headquarters of North Belfast Mission who merged with the Salem congregation that of Frederick Street. It was renamed in 1907 ‘The People’s Hall’. MNC Magazine 1869 pp.704-706.Need Not Creed: A century of caring [History of the North Belfast Mission] by Duncan Alderdice, (1998)
Belfast, Sandy Row I Antrim 1884 Built on site adjoining Hurst St where cong met for 12 years. General permission to sell (along with Primitive Street in 1974 due to redevelopment and to provide one new replacement church). However on 5 July 1985 the church was demolished in preparation for new worship centre on same site. [MNL 1987 Oct p.3] Builder: H Keith; Mins 1974 p.44 James John Phillips, 1842-1936
Belfast, Sandy Row II Antrim 1988 New church opened 27 Feb 1988 at cost of £140,000.

The Society was closed in 2023. Mins 2023 p. 34.

MNL.1988.Apr p.5
Belfast, Springfield Road Antrim 1924

replaced 1955

Snooker hall purchased on Springfield Road for meetings. It was sold to Ian Paisley and used in Crossgar, Co. Down in 1955. In 1943 linked with BCM Circuit. In 1955 new church opened on 1924 site. Closing service 12 Apr 2012. Irish Christian Advocate, 14 May 1954 p. 1
Belfast, Suffolk (Upper Falls) Osborne Park Antrim 1965 Services held in CoI hall. New Church opened 1971; Sold 1994 to Messrs L. & E. O’Neill for £62,000. Closed 17 April 1994; Mins 1994 p.38. E.K. Reid
Belfast, Sydenham Down 1884
Belfast, Tea Lane (Rowland Street) Antrim Mission worked by James Elliott – absorbed into Hurst St, 1869
Belfast, University Road Antrim 1864 Opened 16 Apr 1865. Gen. permission to sell halls and redevelop church building. [Mins 1999 p.39]. Closing service 19 June 2005. Sold 2006 for £1,610,000. Mins 2006 p.65 William Joseph Barre, 1830-1867 (DIA)
Belfast, Wesley Place Antrim 1837 Lisburn Turnpike surrendered 1875-[Mins 1875 p.74]. Absorbed into Hurst St 1969 chapel sold to Falls Rd via D McConnell
Belfast, Willowvale (Ballynafeigh) 1838 11th in Belfast
Belfast, Wilton Street (I & II) Agnes Street Antrim 1869




A successful cottage meeting in Wilton St gave rise to building of a Mission hall on vacant ground in 1869 with capacity of 120 and cost of £105. In 1875 Wilton St premises rebuilt, seating 220 and a cost of £490 [Mins 1875 p.76] An attempt made to close Wilton St in 1887 but Conference refused permission.
Belfast, Woodvale I (Hall) Antrim 1896 Closed 25 June 1939
Belfast, Woodvale II Antrim 1939 Foundation Stones laid 22 Feb 1939 Opening Service, 27 Apr 1940 [Belfast Newsletter, 29 Apr 1940] Architect: Richard Mills Close (1880-1949)
Belfast, York Street I Antrim 1837 Given up for Frederick St
Belfast, York Street II (NBM) Antrim 1894
Bellaghy Magherafelt Derry (Londonderry) 1826 Sold 1954 for £500 Mins 1954 p.57
Belleek PW Pettigo Fermanagh Belleek 1854 Closed 1985; sold to Miss Warke, £10,000 for private dwelling Mins 1986 p.25.
Belmullet Ballina Mayo 1852 Closed. Sale sanctioned 1920 Mins 1930 p.53
Belturbet I PW Belturbet Cavan Annagh 1782 Green Street, Sold 1879
Belturbet II Belturbet Cavan Annagh 1826
Belturbet III Belturbet Cavan 1902 Redundant church sold 1970 to Mr Carr for £600 for residence Mins 1968 p. 84 & 85; 1970 p.81
Bengour Bandon Cork 1780s Sold. Succeeded by Rushfield in 1835.
Buninubber Irvinestown Fermanagh Closed 1967
Bennetstown 1805 (? Wexford, or Dunboyne, Co Meath)
Beragh Omagh Tyrone 1847 Built to seat 120. In 1962 Beragh Manse, which had been built 1893, sold. Church closed 1968 and sold with manse on lease with restrictive covenant for £1,950. N. Johnston & D. Preston, Methodism in Omagh (1982) p.7; Sale Mins 1968 p.86 & 1969 p.82
Berehaven Queenstown Cork c. 1845 Built by Puxley, owner of the copper mines, for the use of Cornish miners at Allihies. It never belonged to the Methodist Connexion but their missionaries served it. – Sold in 1940s and became a museum in 2007, opened by Mary McAleese. R.A. Williams The Berehaven Mines p.125
Bessbrook Newry Armagh 1874 Erected at cost of £670.00 Mins 1875 p.76 R. Overend
Billy (or Cabragh aka Cavanmore) Coleraine Antrim Billy 1826 Foundations laid ca 1815 on site of Samuel Hill’s barn. Sold 1970 to Billy & Derrykeighan Parish for £326.10 Mins 1969 p. 81 & 1970 p. 80
Birr I (Parsonstown) – off Church Lane Birr Offaly (King’s) 1768 Simple whitewashed building off Church Lane- ceased 1821; Still standing 1905
Birr II (Cumberland St. – later renamed Emmet St.) Birr Offaly (King’s) 1821 Opened 3 July 1821 by Rev. Jabez Bunting.
New (Morrison Mem) hall erected 1896 – cost £300 seating 100
Blacklion Blacklion Cavan Killenagh 1849 New church on estate of Francis Charles Hassard; FS 20 Apr 1849 Armagh Guardian 23 Apr 1849
Blackrock I (George’s Avenue) Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire) Dublin 1845-46 Opened 13 Apr 1846.
Blackrock II (Sydney Place) Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire) Dublin 1860-61 New church in Decorated Perpendicular style. Builder: Thomas Creaser (DIA). Chapel to seat 200 on first floor, with hall (school) and vestry on ground floor. Opened 27 Sep 1861. In 1889 remodelled by raising ceiling and installing low gallery at back. In the late 20th century the congregations declined and in 1998 they joined Dun Laoghaire. The church then used for youth and community activities. D. Levistone Cooney, ‘John Wesley in Ireland’, Blackrock Society Proceedings, Vol 6 (1998), pp. 26-47. Edward F. Tarleton (DIA)
Blackscull Moira Down 1905
Blackwatertown Moy (Charlemont) Armagh 1898 Architect J.F. Gilcriest, Belfast [CA.98.216].

Closed 2019.

John Fawcett Gilcriest, 1873-1911
Blanchardstown (Tyrrelstown) Dublin Central Mission Dublin 2014 Blanchardstown Methodist Church first met in RC parish hall in 1986.

In 2014 moved into new premises in centre of Tyrrelstown

MNL Sep 1986, p. 3.

MNL June 2014, p. 6.

Bluestone I Lurgan Armagh Seagoe 1799 Thatched building blown down by the Big Wind of 1839 Caroline M. Jones, Bluestone: Gem of Irish Methodism, SS Centenary 1789-1989; D.J. Gilpin, An Adventure in Fellowship p.13.
Bluestone II Lurgan Armagh Seagoe 1840 Replacement building opened in 1840. Following 1859 Revival a gallery and vestibule added in 1860. In 1910 an extension added and a new hall in 1958/9. Caroline M. Jones, Bluestone: Gem of Irish Methodism, SS Centenary 1789-1989
Bonlea I (Bawnlea) Kilkenny Tipperary 1790 Replaced 1814
Bonlea II Kilkenny Tipperary 1815 Sold 1968 for £50 as farm store Mins 1968 p.84
Borris Kilkenny Carlow Sold
Borrisokane I Cloughjordan Tipperary 1871
Borrisokane II Cloughjordan Tipperary 1867-8 FS laid 10 Aug 1867 (DIA). Opened 13 Sep 1877. Contractor: Mr Graham. D. Levistone Cooney, ‘The Ormond Methodists’, (1975) A.B. Milne, C.E.
Boyle I PW Drumshanbo Roscommon 1794
Boyle II Drumshanbo Roscommon 1836 1948, purchase of hut for youth work sanctioned [Mins 1948 p.73]; Sold 1966 for £300 for dwelling Mins 1967 p.85 & 1968 p.86
Bray Bray Wicklow Rathdown 1864 New church, 65x22ft. Early English style. FS laid 25 Feb 1864; Opening 25 Aug 1864. Granite with Caen stone porch and rose window above. Est cost £1,200.Alts & imps., 1892; ‘terminals and part of the stonework … removed from the minarets with good architectural effect, 1903. (DIA) Alfred Gresham Jones, c.1824-1913 (DIA)
Broadway Wexford Wexford 1851 Sold
Brookborough I (Aghalum) Brookeborough Fermanagh Aghavea Between 1786 and 1794 A ‘homely structure – thatched and unfenced’, Christian Advocate, Christmas No. 1911. Close to Aghalun Castle D.L. Cooney, ‘The Early Methodists’ in The Brookeborough Story, ed by Jack Johnston, [2004] p.91ff.
Brookborough II Brookeborough Fermanagh Aghavea 1839 To seat 350. Renovated 1875
Broomhedge NC Lisburn Antrim 1830 Salem, Methodist New Connexion New church built on site 1896 J.J. Phillips & son (1896 church). (DIA)
Brownlow Lurgan Armagh 1973 Closing services 4 July 2010 [MNL Sep 2010 p.5]
Bunclody (see also Newtownbarry) Gorey Wexford 1809 Gen. permission to sell church and manse 1978. Sold 1979 for £6,000. (Now ‘The Chantry’ restaurant). Mins 1978 p.42 & 1979 p.37.
Buncrana Derry Donegal 1813 Sold
Bundoran I (Summerhill) PW Ballyshannon Donegal Inishmacsaint 1826 Replaced on same site by Cambell Memorial  Church [CA 20 Jul 1888]
Bundoran II Ballyshannon Donegal Inishmacsaint 1888 (Campbell Memorial) built and opened 1888; Gen. permission to sell, let or lease church 1977. Sold 1979 for £25,000. Now ‘Kitchen Bake’ restaurant. Mins 1977 p.40 & 1979 p.37 Thomas Elliott, c.1833-1915 (DIA)
Bushmills I Coleraine Antrim Dunluce 1826 Daniel MacAfee b. Bushmills Sold
Bushmills II Coleraine Antrim Dunluce 1841 In 1953 reopened after lapse ICA 15 Feb 1953, p.4.

Following closure, given to Select Vestry of Dunluce Parish for youth work by Sir Anthony McNaughton, ICA, 2 Apr 1964, p. 4

Cabragh (see Billy) Coleraine Antrim
Caledon Armagh Tyrone 1785 Sold 1986 to Pentecostal Church for £2,200. Mins 1986 p.26.
Camden Fort Queenstown Cork 1808
Camolin Wexford Wexford 1846 Opened Sunday 13 Dec 1846 at cost of £110.

Sold 1958-9 for £27

Mins 1959 p.68
Carlow I Carlow Carlow <1765 Disused Huguenot church between Cockpit Lane & Tullow St.
Carlow II (Meeting House Lane) Carlow Carlow 1787 Enlarged 1804 by addition of gallery. 1849 lease renewed and chapel improved. – Sold
Carlow III (Scots Church) PW Carlow Carlow Thomas Wilson obtained use of Scots Church for meetings.
Carlow IV Carlow Carlow 1897-8 FS laid 24 Mar 1897; opening 15 Apr 1898. Cost £1,200. Contractor: Mitchell of Tullow. D. Levistone Cooney, Asses Colts & Loving People [Methodists on the Carlow Circuit], (Carlow, 1998), pp.37-61 James John Phillips, 1842-1936.
Carndonagh Moville Donegal  1867 General permission to sell redundant church, 1971. Sold 1974 for £2,000 to Countrywoman’s Association. CA 8 Dec 1909, ‘Innishowen Circuit’, p. 590.

Mins 1971 p.68; 1972 p.37 & 1974 p.44.

Carne 1887
Carnew Tinahely Wicklow 1839 Opened 28 Mar 1841. [W. 21 Apr 1841]

Sold 1974 to Mr R. Correll for £500

Mins 1974 p.44 Isaac Farrell (ca 1799-3 May 1877). (DIA)
Carnlough Larne Antrim Opened 12 September 1858 by Rev Robert Masaroon Belfast Newsletter 10 Sep 1858. The first reference to a Methodist place of worship was an 1820 gift of a preaching house or school. Cf Felix McKillop, Glencloy and Carnlough, p.15. Cf also – Memoir of the Rev George Vance, DD by Rev Samuel Allen (1901), p. 11-14. Vance took charge of the Carnlough school in 1833 until 1835.
Carrickfergus I Antrim 1812 Successor to meeting in Loft in Sailor’s Row
Carrickfergus II P Antrim 1838
Carrickfergus III WM Antrim 1847 WMA chapel replaced North Gate room; sold Good Templars 1871 WHS(I) Bulletin Vol 5. p. 14
Carrickfergus IV Carrickfergus Antrim 1884 New gothic church Demolished 18 Nov 2008 to make way for new church. Samuel Patrick Close, 1842-1925. (DIA)
Carrickfergus V Carrickfergus Antrim 2010 New church and suite of halls. Cost £2.3m. Ken Best, Gordon McKnight Partnership
Carrickmacross (Bath Street) Castleblaney Monaghan Magheross 1879 Sold 1919 for £250. (Historical account CA.11.Dec.1912 p. 616) Mins 1919 p.57; 1920 p.53 & 1922 p.52.
Carricknahorna (School) Ballyshannon – later Donegal & Ballintra Circuit. Donegal Kilbarron A Methodist Society was established by 1781 and the school was also used for worship. Sold for £30 for farm buildings [1967] CHC, History of Methodism, Vol. 1. pps. 291, 352.

Sale Mins 1967 p. 86

Carrick-on-Shannon I PW Drumshanbo Leitrim Sale sanctioned 1874 [Mins 1874 p.84] and finalised 1878 [Mins 1878 p.27]
Carrick-on-Shannon II Drumshanbo Leitrim Sold 1918 for £300 Mins 1922 p.52
Carrick-on-Suir Waterford Tipperary 1794 Sold
Carrowane Sold
Carryduff Donegall Square Down 1985 First service held in rented Carryduff Unionist Hall, 6 Jan 1985. Hall purchased in 1994 for £120,000. [Mins 1994 p.38] Carryduff Methodist Church (typescript) by Fred Masterson, (2000)
Cashel Clonmel Tipperary Cashel 1833 Designed and built by William Tinsley. Sold 1908 Mins 1908 p.65 William Tinsley, 1804-85. (DIA)
Cashelgarron Church Hall Sligo Sligo Sold 1974 to Mr Siggins for £300. Mins 1974 p.44
Castlebar I Castlebar Mayo Aglish 1760
Castlebar II Castlebar Mayo Aglish 1785 Sold with manse to Elim Pentecostal Church for IR£36,000. Mins 1992 p.39
Castleblaney Castleblaney Monaghan Muckno 1822 Sold (with manse, 1947 for £1,500 to Mr Walter Wilson. (Marriage Register – 11 Oct 1872-25 Aug 1942) Mins 1947 p.67
Castlecaulfield I PW Dungannon Tyrone 1842
Castlecaulfield II Dungannon Tyrone 1886 Replaced 1842 building through exertions of Rev Samuel Cowdy
Castlecomer I Carlow Kilkenny 1802-06 Sold
Castlecomer II Carlow Kilkenny 1826 New church to replace Castlecomer I to hold 80 people. By 1950 services had ceased to be held and church was sold for £200. [Mins 1950 p.75 & 1952 p.82]. D.L. Cooney, Asses’ Colts & Loving People, (Carlow, 1998), pp. 58-61.
Castledawson I Magherafelt Derry Magherafelt 1826
Castledawson II Magherafelt Derry Magherafelt 1838 Now used as Christ Church, Castledawson Parish Hall location of 1st Mayola Scout Hall
Castlederg Castlederg Tyrone Urney 1840 Renovated 1898 [CA.98.189]. Extensively renovated 1968, and in 1991 a new ‘Wesley’ hall opened.
Castledermot Carlow Kildare 1903 Services previously held for 40 plus years in ‘The Upper Room’ in a Presbyterian building. Services ceased to be held in 1974 and in 1975 building sold to Kildare C.C. for £5,000 and used as library. [Mins 1976 p.45] McClintock, Castledermot 1903-1953; D.L. Cooney, Asses’ Colts & Loving People, (Carlow, 1998), pp. 62-65.
Castlefin Strabane Donegal 1843 Chapel and schoolhouse. At one point it had two teachers and 80 pupils. By 1909 services held fortnightly and 1925, monthly. Sold 1974 to Mr Finn for £1,400. Mins 1974 p.44 & 1978 p.42.
Castlerea (Castlereagh) Castlebar Roscommon 1825 Sold 1883 [Mins 1883 p. 47]
Castlewellan PW Dundrum Down 1869 Sold to Brethren circa 1970 for £240 to become Castlewellan Gospel Hall Mins 1970 p.83
Cavan I (Bridge St) Cavan Cavan Urney 1798* Temp acquired by PWMS? See PWM Mins 1819 *Smith (1830), p.221
Cavan II (Wesley St) PW Cavan Cavan 1828* Remodelled in 1863.† Sold 1880.‡
In later days used as assembly hall
*Averell Memoir (1848), pp. 389-90.
Belfast Morning News, 6 Nov 1863.
Mins 1880, p. 52.
Cavan III (Farnham St) Cavan Cavan Urney 1859 New Church 1859 cf Feargal Thomas Harron, ‘William Hague FRIAI: an architectural appraisal’ Breifne VIII, No. 32 (1996), 728; Sold 1966 (church & manse) for £4,900.* *Mins 1967, pp.85-86 William Hague, 1836-1899 (DIA)
Cavandoragh Castlederg Tyrone Ardstraw 1868 ICA, 12 Dec 1906 p. 16.

In 2005 the church underwent major renovation.

Cavanmore (Billy) Coleraine Antrim Billy See Billy
Celbridge Dublin (Blackhall Pl) Kildare Celbridge 1859 New Gothic church opened 9 Mar. Lancet windows in sides, triple lancet at west end. (DIA). Sold 1948 for £676 to Ministry of Defence. [Marriage Register 1865-1904] Mins 1948 p.71 Edward F. Tarleton. (DIA)
Charlemont PW Moy Armagh 1773 Sold 1937
Churchhill I Springfield Fermanagh Inishmacsaint 1832 Closed 1878 & sold
Churchhill II Springfield Fermanagh Inishmacsaint 1878 Site and gift of £50 (tenth of estimated cost given by Earl of Ely).

Size: 52 x 30 feet to seat 300

A. Wood, An Evening Gone: The story of Methodists in Church Hill 1792-1978 and Church Hill Methodist Church 1878-1978 (Churchhill 1978) Contractors: Messrs Colhoun Bros.
Churchill School Cookstown Fermanagh Sold 1916 Mins 1916 p.61
Clabby Fivemiletown Fermanagh Enniskillen 1837
Cleens 1802
Clifden Galway Galway 1850 Sale of chapel and manse sanctioned 1921. Sold 1924 Mins 1921 p.51
Clonakilty Clonakilty Cork 1812 It was replaced on same site by a new church opened on 25 Nov 1860.
Cloncore Hall Portadown Armagh 1857 Built by Shillington the ‘Tabernacle’ Closed and sold 1954 for £300. [Mins 1954 p.57] CHC.iii.490; Ballinary MC 1874-1974 p.4
Clonegal Tinahely Carlow Had a small graveyard. 1834 Sold 1958 for £50. [Mins 1959 p.68 & 1960 p.70]. See also Mins 1970 p.83 D.L. Cooney, ‘Clonegal’ in WHS Bulletin, Vol. 10 p. 63.
Clones I (Cara Street) Clones Monaghan Clones 1775 Cara Street – Sale sanctioned 1879 [Mins 1879 p.60]
Clones I (Whitehall Street) PW Clones Monaghan Clones Whitehall Street. Sold to Monaghan Co Council 1961 for £1,000. Mins 1961 p.77 D. L. Cooney, History of Methodism in Upper Erne Circuit, (Lisnaskea, 1990), p.23
Clones III (Newtownbutler Road) Clones Monaghan Clones 1961 New 100 seat church built beside manse – opened 16 Aug 1961. 1984 gen. permission to sell church and manse. Manse sold 1985 £30,000. ICA. 25 Aug 1961 p5; Mins 1984 p.25; 1985 p.36. Mr White
Clonmain I Moy Armagh 1762
Clonmain II Moy Armagh 1809 Site I. Sold 1958-59 for £325. Mins 1958 p.68 & 1959 p.68
Clonmel I Clonmel Tipperary 1804 Sold 1879 Thomas Tinsley
Clonmel II (Gordon Street – now Wolfe Tone Street) Clonmel Tipperary 1842 New Greek Revival chapel to seat 200-250 persons. Replaced Clonmel I on same site. Sold 1904, proceeds towards new building. Mins 1904 p.64 William Tinsley, 1804-1885. (DIA)
Clonmel III (Anglesea Street) Clonmel Tipperary 1905 Anglesea Street. Sold 1954 for £500. Manse sold 1954 for £1,500. Mins 1954 p.57
Clonsast Portarlington Offaly (Kings) 1900 Opened as mission hall 27 Sep 1900 (30’x 18′ to hold ca 90).

Sold 1962 for £120 [Mins 1962 p.85]

cf. Obit of William Lee, CA.1914 p.369
Clontibrit (Clontibret) PW Castleblaney Monaghan Clontibret 1826 ‘A Primitive Wesleyan meeting house is attended by 50’ [The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland, 1844 p.465]. Millmount the home of Andrew Swanzy one of the lay leaders of PWM Society with Clontibret parish. Sold
Cloonshinnagh see Mullafarry Ballina Mayo Ballysakeery 1827 See Mullafarry and Griffith’s Valuation (1856)
Clough Clones (later Upper Erne) Fermanagh ‘Reunion at Clough: Notwithstanding that the country was covered with snow there was a well filled house at the annual social meeting held in Clough Methodist Church, near Magheraveeley, on Thurs. 5th inst. [Jan 1959] Rev.Fredk. T.Parker presided.’ [Impartial Reporter, 12th January 1939]. Redundant church sold 1971 to Mr R. Johnston for site for dwelling house for £200. Mins 1971 p.69 & 1972 p.38
Cloughjordan PW Cloughjordan Tipperary 1790
Cloughjordan Cloughjordan Tipperary 1875 1900 – Alterations and additions incl. new lecture hall and vestry. Thomas Elliott, (c. 1833-1915)
Cloughagaddy (Knox) Clones Fermanagh Sallaghy 1879 Sold 1969 for £200 to Mr Johnston D. L. Cooney, History of Methodism in Upper Erne Circuit, (Lisnaskea, 1990), p.24.
Clyhore Pettigo Donegal 1792 Sold (Cloghore)
Coa Hall Ballinamallard Fermanagh General permission to sell 1971. Sold for £50 Mins 1971 p.69; 1972 p.38 & 1973 p.36
Coalisland I Dungannon Tyrone 1853
Coalisland II Dungannon Tyrone 1924 Burnt down and replaced by Newtownkelly new building
Coalisland III (see Newtownkelly) Dungannon Tyrone
Cobh (Queenstown) (See Cove) Cork Cork
Coleraine I Coleraine Derry Coleraine 1776 Old barrack transformed
Coleraine II Coleraine Derry Coleraine 1801
Coleraine III Coleraine Derry Coleraine 1854 Coleraine Chronicle 16 Sept 1854 a/c of new church & manse Isaac Farrell (ca 1799-3 May 1877). (DIA)
Collon Drogheda Louth Collon 1805 Erected 1805 largely due to Thomas Rogers, who joined society in 1799 (WMM 1826 p.141)

Sale sanctioned 1921. Repurchased 1925; Sold 1953 for £100

Mins 1921 p. 51 & 1953 p.67
Collooney I Sligo Sligo 1858 New chapel ‘a substantial structure’, 40x20ft (DIA)
Collooney II Sligo Sligo
Comber Newtownards Down 1820
Cookstown I PW Cookstown Tyrone 1803 James Street
Cookstown II Cookstown Tyrone 1826 James Street
Coolballey Laois (Queen’s) Sold
Coolbawn Carlow Kilkenny Sold 1915 Mins 1915 p.73
Coolfancy PW Tinahely Wicklow Crosspatrick 1873
Coolnacrunnaught I Castlederg Tyrone >1869 ‘A stuffy loft over stabling’ (1)

‘Large Room’ (2)

(1) A. Fullerton, Reminiscences (1912)]

(2) ‘Register of Chapels and Preaching Places’ 1877-8

Coolnacrunnaught II Castlederg Tyrone 1925 New McClay memorial church opened in 1925 at cost of £900. Sold 1970 to Mrs McKane for £600. Mins 1970 p.81 & 1971 p.69
Cootehill I Cootehill Cavan Drumgoon 1795 Succeeded a place of worship little better than a hovel; Sold 1879 Bridge Street
Cootehill II PW Cootehill Cavan Drumgoon 1841 Cavan Street. Permission sought to sell PWM church and manse 1948. Mins 1948 p.72
Cootehill III (Bridge St) Cootehill Cavan Drumgoon 1870 Arch: Hallam – FS Aug-Sep 1868; Old p/h to be converted to Sc/h. Sold 1971 to Masonic Order for £500. Mins 1968 p.85; 1969 p.82, 1971 p.69 & 1972 p.38 Hallam
Corcrain Portadown Armagh 1859
Cork, Ardfallen Cork Cork 1987 Site purchased 1986 at cost of £230,000. Sheltered housing completed Mins 1986 p.26. Walter Stansfeld, Green McCarthy & Stansfeld, architects.
Cork, Barracktown I Cork Cork Closed 1850, subsequently sold
Cork, Barracktown II Cork Cork 1852 Built on Site I then replaced by Miltary Road church
Cork, Blackpool Cork Cork 1836 Land given by Bro & Sister Gaggin; Sold 1861 to Richard Perrott
Cork, Douglas Cork Cork 1810 Society formed 1809; Chapel opened 1810 CHC.ii.333
Cork, French Church St I Cork Cork Sold
Cork, French Church St II PW Cork Cork 1845 Sold Site I (Marriage register 1885-1897 in Cork safe)
Cork, Hamonds Marsh I Cork Cork 1752 Original Chapel demolished
Cork, Hamonds Marsh II Cork Cork 1827 Smaller chapel with preachers’ houses either side built on Site I
Cork, Henry Street Cork Cork Sold 1920 for £1,600 – Same site as HMI Mins 1920 p.53
Cork, Military Road Cork Cork 1895 Arch: Robert Walker – Sold 1949 to Catholic Church for £7,750 Mins 1949 p.77 & 1950 p.76 Robert Walker, c.1835-1910
Cork, Patrick Street (Wesley Chapel) Cork Cork 1805 Sold 1986 to Power Securities for IR£350,000. Mins 1987 p.25. E. Marks [C.H. Strong, Methodism in Cork, 1805-1905].
Corker (Urbal) Dunkineely Donegal 1845 Corker School hall was also used for worship and meetings.  In 1881 the classroom was used for religious services on Sundays at 8.00 am and 6.00 pm. [To School through the Years, Louise Bustard (ed., 2012)]. Gen. permission to sell 1982. Sold 1983 for £3,500 to Mr D.S. Neeson. Mins 1982 p.23 & 1983 p.27
Corlespratten (Corlisbrattan) Killeshandra Cavan Killashandra 1803 (2 m from Arva)
Cortober (Cortubber) Cootehill Cavan Enniskeen 1859 Last service held in 1968. Sold on £1 lease to Mrs Bennett whose family originally built it. To revert to Methodist Church on ceasing to be a place of worship. [Mins 1968 p.84] D. L. Cooney, History of Methodism in Upper Erne Circuit, (Lisnaskea, 1990), p.24.
Cosbystown PW Springfield Fermanagh Inishmacsaint 1834 Sold 1961 for £125 Mins 1961 p. 77
Courtmatrix Rathkeale Limerick 1758 Closed
Cove I Queenstown Cork 1810 Sold 1873 [Mins 1873 p.73] MMag (London) 1810.487; CHC.ii.333
Cove II Queenstown Cork 1874 New church, schoolroom and manse erected 1875 [Mins 1876 p.80]. Sold 1958 for £800 (Marriage registers 1866-1923 in Cork safe) Mins 1958 p.68 Thomas Winnacott, Farnham, Surrey

Builder: Francis W. Jackson, Cork

Craigmore (see Aghagallon) Moira Armagh 1845 PRONI 3/100
Craigyhill Larne Antim 1969 Services began in the home of Mr & Mrs Alan Gabbott in 1957. A dual-purpose building was built in 1958 and the present church opened 28 April 1969. See, Uel Falconer, ‘Craigyhill Methodist Church, Methodist Newsletter, Dec 2001, p. 30.
Cranagill Cranagill Armagh 1882 FS laid 22 Sep 1881; Opened 26 Mar 1882. Contractor: Messrs Collen Bros. Cranagill Methodist Centenary 1881-1981 [1981] Henry Shillington
Creagh PW Fivemiletown Tyrone  1877 Opened Wed 26 Sep 1877
Crossmaglen Castleblaney Armagh 1838 Sold
Crossmolina Ballina→Killala Mayo 1809 Sold 1872 [Mins 1872 p.76]. Marriage Register 1866-1871
Crumlin Antrim Antrim 1826
Cullybackey Antrim 1839 The original Presbyterian congregation was founded in 1810 but it wasn’t until 1839 that the church was built. A union was formed with the United Presbyterians in 1858. The church was remodeled and improved in 1876 with a gallery added in 1895. A union with the Free Church of Scotland took place in 1900. When the United Free clergy withdrew from Ireland in 1923, the congregation became Methodists. A new church was built on the Shellinghill Road and opened in September 1969. PRONI 3/167
Curragh I Camp Kildare 1860 New church erected by Mr Vivian, Lucan Iron Works. Sold 1873 to become Hurst Street, Belfast. Mins 1873 p.73. Edward F. Tarleton. (DIA)
Curragh II Camp Kildare 1876 New church to replace iron church. FS laid Jun 1876 Thomas F. Wonnacott, 1833/4-1919 (DIA)
Daingean Offaly (King’s) See Philipstown
Dalkey Dun Laoghaire Dublin 1861 Opened 5 Sep 1861. Closed June 1973 (congregation to Dun Laoghaire). Gen. permission to sell with Manse 1974. Mins 1974 p.45 Hugh Carmichael & Alfred Gresham Jones
Darbysbridge PW Armagh Armagh Closed – Sold 1937
Deerpark Longford Longford c.1877 Gen. permission to sell 1982. Sold to Mr Arthur Burns in 1983 for £1,000. Mins 1982 p.23 & 1983 p.27.
Delgany Wicklow Wicklow 1824
Derrinraw Portadown Armagh
Derryall PW Portadown Armagh 1859 The Cottage hand-loom weaving industry thrived in the area and many workers worshipped in Derryall. General permission to sell redundant church, 1971. Sold 1972. Mins 1971 p.69 & 1973 p.39
Derryanville PW Portadown Armagh 1784 Added to in 1790 – completed 1799. Transepts added post 1859 Short history in 161st Anniverary booklet
Derrygonnelly I PW Springfield Fermanagh Inishmacsaint 1817 Burned 1835 PWM Mag 1839.397
Derrygonnelly II PW Springfield Fermanagh Inishmacsaint 1837 Site I PWM Mag 1839.397
Derrylee Moy Tyrone 1859
Doagh I Ballyclare Antrim 1799 Slate-roofed, 21’x18′, building. CHC, Vol. 2, p. 360 & Ordnance Survey 1835.
Doagh II Ballyclare Antrim 1845 Site I; In 1998 sanctuary enlarged and entire suite renovated. “‘At the Tail of the Plough’: ‘Methody James’ Hunter of Doagh,'” MHSI Bulletin, Vol.21 (No.1), pp. 20-45.
Donacloney (Waringstown) Moira Down 1894 Dedicated 9 Feb 1894. Contractor: Collen Bros, Portadown. Cost £950. (DIA) Thomas Elliott, c.1833-1915 (DIA)
Donaghadee I Donaghadee Down 1813
Donaghadee II Donaghadee Down 1907 Reconstruction of 1849 church in Renaissance style. Interior and roof destroyed by fire 1976. James St John Phillips, 1870-1936. (DIA)
Donaghmore P Newry Down 1841 Transferred to Irish Methodist Church 1879 Sold Mins 2018, p. 39.
Donard (See Newcastle)
Donegal I Donegal Donegal Killymard 1830
Donegal II Donegal Donegal Killymard 1858 ‘Pattern Church’ cf Ballymoney, Regent Street Newtownards & Cookstown. James Wilson of Bath (DMBI)
Downard 1807
Downpartrick I Downpatrick Down 1777 Edwards Smyth’s church
Downpatrick II NC Downpatrick Down 1809 Ebenezer chapel. Relinquished 1849.
Downpatrick III Downpatrick Down 1828 Built (and designed by JL. Partly collapsed in 1839. (DIA) John Lynn, ?-1864. (DIA)
Downpatrick IV Downpatrick Down 1955 Downpatrick Society amalgamated with Dundrum and Newcastle Societies in Newcastle, July 2020 – called Dundrod Methodist Church. Mins 2020, p. 38. Built at cost of £7,000 Architect: Anthony Frederick Lucy, FRIAI
Drimoleague (William Feckman Memorial Chapel) Dunmanway Cork 1889 Hall built in 1936 and replaced by new one in 1984 at cost of £29,000. Mins 1984 p.26
Drinagh Skibbereen Cork 1828 Closed
Drogheda I Drogheda Louth 1795
Drogheda II Drogheda Louth 1811 FS laid by Adam Clarke; ‘a square two-storey building, with pointed windows … remarkable for the simplicity of architectural effect.’ Ground floor used for Sunday school, upper storey for worship. Renovated and improved 1911. (DIA) Closing services-Sun 16 Jun 1963 [Drogheda LM Mins 14/5/63] Sold 1965 (with Manse) to C E Wilde (member) for £4,000. (Mins 1965 p.77 & 1966 p.75) 1911 architect: Herbert Thompson Sykes, 1869-1956. (DIA)
Dromara PW Dromore Down 1835 Preaching House in progress in May 1835. Sold 1968-69 for £150. [Mins 1968 p.84, 1969 p.81 & 1970 p.83] PWM Mag 1835. 216; Mins 1956 p.63
Dromarin Down See Gilford
Dromore II Dromore Down 1804
Dromore II Dromore Down 1820
Dromore III PW Dromore Down 1839
Dromore IV NC Dromore Down 1841
Dromore V Dromore Down 1870 FS laid 28 Apr 1870. Builder: Adam George, Holywood. Design criticized by T. Hevey, 1875. [DIA] A new £380,000 hall opened in 2009. Cost £2,000 [Mins 1875 p.76] William Gray, 1830-1917. (DIA)

New 2009 hall architect: Jimmy Anderson.

Drum Sligo Sligo 1838 Gen. permission to sell 1995. Sold 1996 to Mr Raymond McCullough for £11,500. Mins 1995 p.46 & 1996 p.39.
Drumady (Dromody) PW Clones Fermanagh Clones 1858 It was refloored 1878 and a new ceiling installed 1929.(Lisrace) MN.03.Jan.p.34
Drumalure (Drumaloor)Hall Killeshandra Cavan 1905 Mr Daniel Bell responsible for erection of Hall in 1905. Sold for £30 for dwelling house. (Mins 1967 p.85). ICA. 11 Dec. 1931 p. 597; ICA. 11 Oct. 1929 p.496
Drumbrochas (Drumbrughas) Newtownbutler Fermanagh 1903 Came to be know as ‘Drumbroughas Hall’. Sold 1976 for £500. [Mins 1976 p.45] D.L. Cooney, History of Methodism in Upper Erne Circuit, (1990), p. 43.
Drumbullion Killeshandra Cavan 1778 Lease expired
Drumcree Tullamore Westmeath 1758
Drumduff PW Swanlinbar Fermanagh Drumduff 1859 In 1881 converted into National School and was closed in 1915
Drumheel PW Cavan (Wesley St) Cavan Drumlane
Drumkeerin (Drumkeeran) Manorhamilton Leitrim 1838 CHC.iii.261 re opening – by 1897 it was in very bad state. Sold 1961-62 for £150. Mins 1962 p. 84
Drumlaghy Swanlinbar Fermanagh ca 1887 it was letting in rain & became utterly unsuitable – superceeded by new Florencecourt MC
Drumnamalta Cookstown Tyrone Drumnamalta Hall sold 1954 for £275 Mins 1954 p.57
Drumquin I Newtownstewart Tyrone 1858 Methodists took over old granary in centre of village and converted it into chapel. Sold 1879 [Mins 1879 p.60] N. Johnston & D. Preston, Methodism in Omagh (1982) p.7
Drumquin II Omagh Tyrone 1878 New church erected in place of Drumquin I. Extended church 1978-9.
Drumshanbo Drumshanbo Leitrim 1863 Old School House sold 1946
Dublin, Lr Abbey Street I Dublin Dublin St Thomas 1820-1821 Opened by Dr Adam Clarke, 1 June 1821. Line drawing: WMM(Dublin ed) 1821. Arthur Williams, Architect & builder
Dublin, Lr Abbey Street II Dublin Dublin 1902 Demolition and new building on site of 1820 church. New front elevation ‘a busy nondescript mish-mash of nine bays, with four tiers of various window types and advanced curved-topped ends’ (Casey). Cost £5,188. D. Levistone Cooney, ‘A Dublin Architect: George F. Beckett’, Dublin Historical Record, Vol. LIX, Vol. 1, p. 51-52. George Francis Beckett, 1877-1961. (DIA)
Dublin, Beaver Row Dublin Dublin c. 1826 Built by Wright brothers principally for employees. Closed 1850
Dublin, Bethel (see Lombard St)
Dublin, Blackhall Place Blackhall Place Dublin St Pauls See Dublin, Gravel Walk
Dublin, Brighton Road (Rathgar) Dublin Dublin 1874 Contractors: J. & W. Beckett. In 1893 completion of spire, organ chamber etc. (Architect: James John Phillips); 1909 improvements, new pulpit & ventilation (Architect: George Francis Beckett); 1924 extension of church as war memorial when seating was doubled by addition of 2 transepts (Architect: Richard Francis Caulfield Orpen). David M. Weir, Rathgar Methodist Church: Brighton Road, Dublin 1874-1974 (1974) 1874 architect: Thomas Holbrook (ca 1844-1876) (DIA)
Dublin, Brown Street South PW Dublin (Cork St) Dublin St Catherines 1834 Brown Street Chapel was created from a transformed store. There was with the chapel a Widows’ Alms House, capable of accommodating 12 inmates. Services were discontinued in 1888 & building sold.
Dublin, Charleston Road I Dublin Dublin Rathmines 1854 Became the lecture hall on opening of second church Isaac Farrell (ca 1799-3 May 1877). (DIA)
Dublin, Charleston Road Sunday School Dublin Dublin Rathmines 1870 Builders: Messrs Beckett Thomas Holbrook, CE (ca 1844-1876)
Dublin, Charleston Road II Dublin Dublin Rathmines 1893 FS laid 30 Apr 1892. On parallel axis to old church & connected to it by vestibule and porches. Old church reconstructed as school house. (DIA). Closed in 1977 and sold to an insurance company James John Phillips, 1842-1936. (DIA)
Dublin, Clonliffe (Jones’s Road) Dublin Dublin 1882 Gothic red brick with limestone dressings. Also school house. FS laid 12 Oct 1881. Cost circa £2,600. (DIA). Accommodated congregations from Oriel St and Langrishe Pl; Closed 1949 – Sold to Castle Clothing Co D. Levistone Cooney, ‘The Methodist Chapels in Dublin’, Dublin Historical Record, Vol. LVII, Nol. 2 (Autumn 2004) p. 161. Frederick Morley, ?-1896. (DIA)
Dublin, Clontarf I Dublin Dublin Killester 1868 St Lawrence Rd & Clontarf Road. Enlarged Edward F. Tarleton (DIA)
Dublin, Clontarf II Dublin Dublin Killester 1881 Rebuilt Site I
Dublin, Clontarf III Dublin Dublin Killester 1907 New Church Site I W.M. Mitchell & Son. (DIA)
Dublin, Cork Street Dublin (Cork St) Dublin St Catherines 1747 Weaver’s shop bought for preaching room at 104 Cork St. Sold
Dublin, Cork Street Dublin (Cork St) Dublin St Catherines 1777 Weaver’s shop bought at 148 Cork St; Enlarged 1812- Sold 1902
Dublin, Dolphin’s Barn Dublin Dublin 1902 A neo-Byzantine exterior in red brick of octagonal shape. Accommodated congregation from Cork Street. The suite of buildings included a new (St Andrew’s) school. Closed 1978. Gen. permission to sell church, hall and school 1980 [Mins 1980 p.32]. D. Levistone Cooney, ‘A Dublin Architect: George F. Beckett’, Dublin Historical Record, Vol. LIX, Vol. 1, p. 50-51. George Francis Beckett, 1877-1961. (DIA)
Dublin, Drimnagh Dublin Dublin 1941 New church built entirely of concrete, costing c. £3,000. (DIA) Samuel James Hurd (a partner with the Methodist, Edwin Squire)
Dublin, Dundrum Dublin Dublin 1978 Purchase of site from Wesley College 1977 (£14,000) and erection of new church (£111,000). Mins 1977 p.41 Architect: Edwin William Squire (24 June 1909-3 May 1979)
Dublin, German Church Dublin Dublin 1795
Dublin, Golden Bridge Dublin Dublin 1812 Old Bethel. Lease executed July 1828 to Mr William Haughton, who had a cutler’s shop in Charles St. and little preaching house, ‘The Bethel’ was built. After more than 50 years it was replaced by new church at Inchicore and ‘The Bethel’ was sold for £225 See Dublin, Richmond. ‘The Bethel, Golden Bridge’ by R. Lee Cole, ICA 7 Dec 1951 p.5; Steven C. Smyrl, Dictionary of Dublin Dissent (Dublin: Farmar, 2009), pp. 101-103.
Dublin, Gravel Walk Dublin Dublin 1770 (Blackhall Place) (Hendrick Street)
Dublin, Gravel Walk II Dublin Dublin 1840 Church was altered in 1898 at a cost of £800, when the architect was George Francis Beckett. Closing service 25 Jun 1961 [ICA. 21 Jul 1961 p5]. Sold 1962 for £4,500 & organ £450. [Mins 1962 p.84] D. Levistone Cooney, ‘A Dublin Architect: George F. Beckett’, Dublin Historical Record, Vol. LIX, Vol. 1, p. 50.
Dublin, Great Charles Street (Wesley Chapel) Dublin Dublin 1805 Built to cater for the newly fashionable Mountjoy Square. The cost of building left trustees with debt of £5,000. The Methodist printer, Bennett Dugdale, came to the rescue and eventually became the owner of the chapel. Dugdale was among a section of Dublin Methodists who joined the secessionist Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Society and the chapel was used by them before Bennett sold it in 1826 to the Church of Ireland. D. Levistone Cooney, ‘The Methodist Chapels in Dublin’, Dublin Historical Record, Vol. LVII, Nol. 2 (Autumn 2004) p. 153-54. Edward Robbins. Presumably the ‘Robins’ referred to in George Newenham Wright’s Historical Guide to Dublin (2nd ed. 1825) as architect of Gt. Charles Street MC. (DIA)
Dublin, Hardwick(e)Street Chapel & Schools Dublin Dublin 1843 Purchased from the Jesuits and ‘fitted up for a Methodist place of worship or preaching house’ – later the home of the Wesleyan Teacher Training College (Normal School); Sold 1910-proceeds to reduce Abbey St debt. PRONI: CR6/3E/1, f. 202, 207, 208.

Crookshank, History of Methodism Vol 3, p. 335;

Sale, Mins 1910 p.64

Dublin, Hendrick Street Dublin Dublin See Dublin, Gravel Walk
Dublin, Howth Dublin Dublin See Dublin, Sutton
Dublin, Inchicore Dublin Dublin 1886 From Richmond & Goldenbridge. Closed 1964 & with school sold for £13,500 in 1965. Builder: J. & W. Beckett. Mins 1965 p.77 & 1966 p.76 William Kaye-Parry, 1853-1932. (DIA)
Dublin, Kingsland Park (Victoria Street) PW Dublin Dublin St Peter’s 1870 FS laid 3 Nov 1870; opened 24 Oct 1871. Preacher: Rev Achilles Daunt (St Matthias’ CoI). Builder: J. & W. Beckett. (DIA). Closed 1941. Leased to Department of Social Welfare. Sold for €1,250,000 [Mins 2021 p. 32] D. Levistone Cooney, ‘The Methodist Chapels in Dublin’, Dublin Historical Record, Vol. LVII, Nol. 2 (Autumn 2004) p. 161. John McCurdy, c.1824-1885 (DIA)
Dublin, Langrishe Place I PW Dublin Dublin 1825 (Summerhill) Rented, enlarged 1830
Dublin, Langrishe Place II Dublin Dublin 1835 Built – See Summer Hill (to Clonliffe) Sold 1882
Dublin, Lombard Street, Bethel Dublin Dublin St Mark’s 1847 Bethel’ – work chiefly among sailors Sold 1901 Mins 1901 p.51
Dublin, Marlborough Street Dublin Dublin 1747 Rented, Lutheran. Closed 1747
Dublin, Oriel Street Dublin Dublin St Thomas 1850 Sold to RC Church 1882 – to Clonliffe
Dublin, Plunkett Street Dublin Dublin
Dublin, Poolbeg Street Dublin Dublin 1840 Built chiefly to serve sailors. Closed 1847 (to Lombard St)
Dublin, Ranelagh Dublin Dublin 1801 Oakley Road. Sold c. 1854 for £25 (to Charleston Rd)
Dublin, Richmond (Kilmainham) Dublin (Blackhall Pl) Dublin St Judes 1829 Built to serve Richmond barracks. Closed 1886. (to Inchicore)
Dublin, Ringsend I(Thomas St – on corner of present Irishtown Rd and Fairview Ave.) Dublin Dublin 1830 Given permission to sell, 1904 – proceeds towards new church. Finally sold 1914 for £70. Now owned, after much alteration, by the the Catholic Young Men’s Association. Mins 1904 p.64; D. Levistone Cooney, Tale of Three Churches, p. 82; Steven C. Smyrl, Dictionary of Dublin Dissent, pp. 103-104.
Dublin, Ringsend II (Irishtown Road)

Hall, also designed by G.F. Beckett, added in 1932.

Dublin Dublin 1904 Contractor: James Beckett. Closed June 1961; sold for  £5,150 to W.J. Kavanagh (Mins 1962 p. 85 & Cooney, Tale of Three Churches) p.88. In 1999 demolished to make way for Summerfield apartment block. D. Levistone Cooney, ‘A Dublin Architect: George F. Beckett’, Dublin Historical Record, Vol. LIX, Vol. 1, p. 53; Steven C. Smyrl, Dictionary of Dublin Dissent, pp. 103-104. George Francis Beckett, 1877-1961. (DIA)
Dublin, Sandymount Dublin Dublin 1864 FS laid 28 Apr 1864; Opened 9 Dec 1864. In 1915 there was renovation of front, including removal of pinnacles – architect: George Francis Beckett. D. Levistone Cooney, ‘A Dublin Architect: George F. Beckett’, Dublin Historical Record, Vol. LIX, Vol. 1, p. 54-55. Alfred Gresham Jones, c.1824-1913. (DIA)
Dublin, Skinner’s Alley Dublin Dublin 1748 Rented – Baptist
Dublin, South Great George Street PW Dublin Dublin St Brides 1820 Chapel opened 24 Dec 1820. 80ft in length x36ft wide with gallery on either side – capable of accommodating 1,500. In 1890s became DCM – Closed 1963 and sold for £19,250 (DCM amalgamated with Abbey Street) Mins 1963 p.81-82
Dublin, 62, South Great George Street Book-room PW Dublin Dublin St Brides 1836 Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Book-room, Society Rooms and Preachers’ Accommodation Cost £1,700. PWM Mag 1836 pp. 365-67. John Howard Louch, 1797-1867
Dublin, Stephen’s Green (Centenary) Dublin Dublin St Peter’s 1842 FS laid 22 Mar 1842; opened 18 Jun 1843. Destroyed by fire 1968 (to Leeson Park). Sale of site approved 1972 to J. Lyons Ltd for £249,000 [Mins 1973 p.36] David B. Bradshaw, Methodist Centenary Church: A commemorative record. Dublin (1943). Isaac Farrell (ca 1799-3 May 1877). (DIA)
Dublin, Summer Hill PW Dublin Langrishe Place
Dublin, Sutton 1904 New church to replace the Mariners’ Hall on Howth’s West pier, which the congregation had been using for some years. Contractor: James Beckett. D. Levistone Cooney, ‘A Dublin Architect: George F. Beckett’, Dublin Historical Record, Vol. LIX, Vol. 1, p. 53. George Francis Beckett, 1877-1961. (DIA)
Dublin, Tallagh 2003
Dublin, Weaver’s Hall NC 1800
Dublin, Wesley College Chapel 1927
Dublin, Whitefriar Street 1752 Sold
Dun Laoghaire I (Kingstown) 1836 Northumberland Street. In 1888 a new gallery added to give increased accommodation. New gallery architect:  James Carson (DIA)
Dun Laoghaire II Dun Laoghaire 1904 New church built on Site 1. Cost £5,300 and building dedicated 7 Oct 1904. Extended 1957. D. Levistone Cooney, ‘A Dublin Architect: George F. Beckett’, Dublin Historical Record, Vol. LIX, Vol. 1, p. 53-54. George Francis Beckett, 1877-1961. (DIA)
Duncannon Wexford Wexford Duncannon chapel sold 1912 Mins 1913 p.75
Dundalk I Dundalk Louth 1790 Sold 1879
Dundalk II PW Dundalk Louth 1835 Commenced 1835 on land granted by Earl of Roden
Dundalk III Dundalk Louth 1838 Greek Revival style. It is more than likely that Duff . . .was responsible for the Methodist churches at Newry (1839) and Dundalk (1838)’ Paul Larmour, ‘That eminent and tasteful architect’, Perspective 7. No.1 (Sep/Oct 1998). 61 (DIA); 1916, Repairs and improvements. Gen. permission to sell, 1988. Mins 1988 p.25 Thomas J. Duff, c.1792-1848. (DIA)1916 improvements architect: George Francis Beckett, 1877-1961. (DIA)
Dundonald Belfast, Knock Down
Dundrum Dundrum Down 1883 Commenced in 1882 during ministry of James Kirkwood and completed in 1883 during that of Richard Butler.

Dundrum Society amalgamated with Downpatrick and Newcastle Societies in Newcastle, July 2020 – called Dundrod Methodist Church. Mins 2020, p. 38.

Christian Advocate, Christmas Number, December 11, 1907 pp. 11-13.
Dungannon I (Perry Street) Dungannon Tyrone 1786 Replaced on same site by 1850 building
Dungannon II (Shamble Lane) PW Dungannon Tyrone
Dungannon III (Perry Street) Dungannon Tyrone 1849-50 New church in Gothic style, 52×32 ft with addition of 40ft in rere for sexton’s house. FS laid Jun 1849. Opened 19 May 1850. Built on site of old Wesleyan Chapel Armagh Guardian, 25 Jun 1849, 17 Jun 1850. Isaac Farrell (ca 1799-3 May 1877). (DIA)
Dungannon IV (Thomas Street) PW Dungannon Tyrone 1862 Sale sanctioned 1879 [Mins 1879 p.60]-Sold to Orange Order 1879
Dungarvan I Wexford Waterford 1879 Following years of week-night meetings in the local CoI hall a building gifted by Mr T. Downey was adapted and opened for worship in 1879 seating about 70 at a cost of £140. Watchman, 6 Aug 1879
Dungarvan II Wexford Waterford 1907 Gift of new chapel in 1907 by Samuel J. Merrick, JP of Youghal. Redundant church premises sold Oct 1969 to Messrs W. & G. Hadden for sum of £775 for use as business premises. Mins 1968 p. 84 & 1970 p.81 & 83
Dungorman (1 mile from Laghey) PW Dungannon Tyrone Killyman 1840 Sold 1904, proceeds towards new Laghey church in village centre. Mins 1904 p.64
Dunkineely I Dunkineely Donegal 1828
Dunkineely II Dunkineely Donegal 1856
Dunlaghey Swanlinbar Sold 1887
Dunmanway I Dunmanway Cork 1789
Dunmanway II Dunmanway Cork 1837 Built on site of Dunmanway I with gallery to seat 150 people. Remodelling in 1912-13 removed gallery and added new porch. Closed 30 Sep 2007 [MNL Oct 2007 p.32]. Sold for in 2013 for €70,000. It was subsequently refurbished and in 2014 donated to the community as ‘The Atkins Hall’.
Dunmurry (Black’s Road) Osborne Park 1934 Origins in services held from 1915 at home of Joseph Holland. Sold 1958 [Mins 1958 p.68 & 1959 p.68] Sold to Baptists 1958 for £5,250 and moved to Finaghy
Durrow Abbeyleix Laois (Queen’s) c.1824 Sold to the Irish Country Women’s Association in 1963-64 for £145 Mins 1964 p.77
Durrus (Four-mile-water) Bantry Cork 1828 Built as school and used for Sunday worship. When school closed continued as church until closed in 1971 and sold in 1974 to Mrs Burton for £1,600 to be used as dwelling house. Mins 1950 p.76 – Sale of teacher’s residence for £150; Mins 1971 p.69; 1972 p.37; 1974 p.45
Eden Carrickfergus See ‘negotiations relating to property at Edenvale’ Mins 1986 p.25.
Edenderry Offaly 1804 RK produces design for ‘Methodist Preaching House’ (DIA) Plan & elevation, s. & dated April 1804 in PRONI, Downshire MSS. D 671/P6/11 Robert Kennedy. (DIA)
Edenderry Portadown Armagh 1859
Edenderry Portadown Armagh 1891
Edenderry III Portadown Armagh 1954 New church sanctioned by Standing Committee 1951 at cost of £15,000. ICA 10 Sept 1954 p.6. Extension to halls 1997 at cost of £450,000. Mins 1951 p.78 & 1997 p.39.
Edenderry PW Portarlington Offaly (Kings) Monastoris 1756
Eglish (school house) Cranagill Armagh Offered for sale, 1921 – Residence and school house ICA, 28 Oct 1921
Emyvale PW Monaghan Monaghan Donagh 1837 Sale proposed 1921. Sold 1924 Mins 1921 p.51; 1922 p.51
Ennis Limerick Clare Drumcliff 1811 Deed lapsed 1924 – reverted to owner; but see sanction of sale by Conference in 1924. [Mins 1924 p.55] Demolished 1929 [Patrick Conlon, Franciscan Ennis, Ennis (1984)]
Enniscorthy I (Maguires’s Lane) Wexford Wexford 1804 CA 9 Nov. 1888, p.542
Enniscorthy II Wexford Wexford 1834 Sold 1953-54 for £100 ‘to the Masonic brethren’ ICA.26.8.55.p6 Mins 1954 p.57
Enniskillen I (New Street) Enniskillen Fermanagh Enniskillen 1780
Enniskillen II PW Enniskillen Fermanagh Enniskillen 1792 Main Street
Enniskillen III Enniskillen Fermanagh Enniskillen 1826 Preaching Lane
Enniskillen IV (Darling Street) Enniskillen Fermanagh Enniskillen 1863-6 Plans approved 1863; FS laid Jul 1865; opening 17 Feb 1867; Front renovated 1918. Methodism in Enniskillen, Thomas Salter, [1918] William Joseph Barre, c.1826-1867. (DIA)
Eyrecourt Galway 1812
Farmer’s Bridge Mission Hall Tralee Kerry ca 1889 In ca 1889 Rev. J.O. Park started mission work in a ‘humble’ building at the foot of Slieve Inish Mountains, three miles from Tralee. It was blown down and in ca 1895 Rev S.T. Boyd had it replaced by iron hall seating 100 and with pews from old Barrackton Chapel, Cork. CA.15 Dec 1897 p.5 (including line drawing of original Farmer’s Bridge Mission Hall).
Faugher (See Springfield) PW Springfield 1839
Ferbane Athlone 1835 Sold 1902 for £30. Mins 1902 p.57 & 1907 p.66.
Fermoy Fermoy Cork 1822 Sale of chapel and manse sanctioned 1922 (marriage registers 1864-1916 in Cork safe) Mins 1922 p.51
Fethard-on-Sea Wexford Wexford 1862 Sold 1957 for £125 for benefit of Waterford Circuit. Mins 1957 p.67
Finaghy (from Dunmurry) Osborne Park Antrim 1954 Hall opened 1954, registered for marriage 1959, church opened 1967 Architect for 1954 hall – Adam Bunyan Dobson, 1870-? (DIA)
Fintona I PW Irvinestown Tyrone 1828 Sold 1879 see MHSI Bulletin 2011 pp.107-13
Fintona II Omagh Tyrone 1863 Irish Evangelist Aug 1863, pp 176-77 & 225
Fivemiletown Brookboro Tyrone Clougher 1800 According to Crookshank a chapel built 1800/01
Fivemiletown II PW Fivemiletown Tyrone Clougher 1820 Fair Green Chapel built 1820; sold 1896
Fivemiletown III Fivemiletown Tyrone Clougher 1856 Sold c. 1880 to landlord and then occupied by Masonic Lodge
Fivemiletown IV Fivemiletown Tyrone Clougher 1897 Designed by Thomas Elliott, CE Enniskillen together with hall. New hall and ancillary rooms erected 1997 for £200,000. Mins 1997 p.39
Florencecourt I Swanlinbar/Blacklion Fermanagh Killesher 1794 Successor to Drumduff and WC at Drumlaghy Site given by J H Geddes
Florencecourt II Swanlinbar/Blacklion Fermanagh Killesher 1878 Opened 12 June 1878.
Forkhill Dundalk Armagh Forkhill Sold 1947 for £25 to Mr Hume Mins 1947 p.67 & 1948 p.71
Four Mile Water Skibbereen Cork 1828 Closed
Galway I Galway Galway 1765 Preaching room used by Wesley 1765 (a kind of cellar in a miserable back lane surrounded by herring stores).
Galway II Galway Galway 1812 Built with money raised by Londoner Mr. Maberly (£250) and William Reilly (£150) and given to Gideon Ouseley for chapels in Galway and six other chapels.
Galway III Galway Galway 1839 On land gratuitously donated by Hedges Eyre and though exertions of Gideon Ouseley. W. 10 Apr 1839 p. 125.
Garryhill Carlow Carlow 1805 Sold
Garryhinch Maryborough (Portlaoise) Laoise (Queen’s) Sale sanctioned 1921 Mins 1921 p.51
Gilford Tandragee Down 1843 On site presented by Hugh Dunbar in 1843 (W. 28 Jun 1843)

See also Dromarin; Sold 1963-64 £1,000.

Mins 1962 p.85 & 1964 p.77
Glacknadrummond (Glacknadrummon) I PW Moville Donegal 1859 Scriptural School.  Builder: Alex Ferguson. Land donated by Geo Young, JP & DL PWM Magazine, 1857. p. 307 J.H. Bible, Derry
Glacknadrummond (Glacknadrummon) II Moville Donegal 1904 Foundation stone laid by Thomas Gordon, 9 June 1903. Built on site of earlier PWM school. CA: 1904, p.44;  8 Dec 1909, p. 591
Glasslough Monaghan Monaghan Donagh 1810 Rev. William Armstrong (1765-1837) was born Glasslough. [Obit Mins Vol 2 (1837) p.505.] Sold.
Glastry Glastry Down 1848
Gledstown PW Maguiresbridge Fermanagh 1842 PWM Mag. 1842 p. 470
Glenarm Larne Antrim 1840 Per. to sell chapel sanctioned 1877 [Mins 1877 p.28]. Transferrred to CofI in 1882 which used it as a parochial hall ‘A chapel was erected in the Vennel at Glenarm in 1828’. See George A. Knox, History of Methodism in Larne 1885-1985.
Glenavy I PW Antrim Antrim 1830 Opened by A Averell – after Glenavy II opened used as school Became school under National Board of Ed Same as Legateriffe School?
Glenavy II Antrim Antrim 1893


Builder, Mr. Caldwell

A new church hall was added in 2009.

James John Phillips, 1842-1936
Glengormley NBM Antrim 1935 1st dual-purpose centre 1935; chapel extension 1977 (£25,000). New church to seat 500 opened 2 Sep 1989 Mins 1977 p.40. MNL Oct 1989 p.1; Dec 2003 p. 30.
Glenlush 1803
Gola Mission Hall Maguiresbridge Fermanagh 1902 cf Opening [CA.1902, Apr 4]; Sold 1975 for £50 for dismantling Mins 1975 p.42. William Carrothers of Lisbellaw. Constructed of wood and iron.
Golden Ball PW Golden Ball Dublin Kiltiernan Schoolhouse
Goleen Hall Skibbereen Cork 1900 Built on road to Mizen Head on Schull side of Goleen. By 1922 only occasional services being held. Sale sanctioned 1923 Mins 1923 p.48
Gorey I Arklow Wexford 1803
Gorey II Arklow Wexford 1829
Granard Longford Longford 1805
Greencastle NBM Antrim 1939 Dual-purpose hall erected Whitewell Rd 1939; new church 1966 MN May 2006 p. 40
Greenisland NBM Antrim 1958 Sunday evening services started in Unionist Hall, Station Road in early 1950s. Church hall erected on a gifted site on Station Road and opened 6 Dec 1958. MN Mar 2007 p.39
Grogey Fivemiletown Sold 1942? (Note in Gamble’s list of continuing weekly worship); Sold 2014 for £30,000. Blue Book 2014 p.47
Gurteen Carlow 1805 Sold 1968 for £110 for religious purposes. Mins 1968 p.85
Gurteen Tullamore Offaly (Kings) Geashill Lease 1892 Sale sanctioned 1921. Sold 1953 for £30. [Circuit schedule book p.97] Mins 1921 p.51; 1953 p.68.
Hacketstown Tinahely Carlow 1833 Sold 1915 Mins 1922 p.52
Holywood I PW Down c 1825 Sold to Donegall Sq in 1857
Holywood II Holywood Down 1871 New Methodist church and school room on site of Holywood I. Modern Gothic style – red brick with Scrabo stone string courses. FS laid 1870. Builder William Nimmick. (DIA) James Kendall. (DIA)
Howth Dublin See Dublin, Sutton
Hyde Park Ligoniel Antrim 1828 Closed June 2015 as the very small congregation decided it was no longer viable to keep it open. Sold for £80,000, Mins 2021, p. 32. F.J. Cole, Centenary of Hyde Park Methodist Church 1829-1929. Probably Alexander Wilson, Architect, of Rocklands, Carrickfergus.
Inismore (Inishmore or Innishmore) Maguiresbridge Fermanagh 1849 Transferred from Enniskillen to Maguiresbridge Circuit 1878. Gen. permission to sell 1996. [Mins 1996 p.39]. Sold 1997 to Mr Ivan Mayers. pic CA 1912 p. 607; Mins 1998 p.38
Inistioge Kilkenny Kilkenny 1849 Built on plot of ground on the Square leased to the Methodists by William Tighe at a yearly rent of £1. Last used for worship in 1947. Sold 1948 for £200 to Inistioge Co-operative Agricultural Society. Mins 1947 p.67 & 1948 p.71
Innishannon Bandon Cork 1795 Lease never secured to Connexion and it was relinquished in 1881.
Inver Donegal Donegal 1881 Opened 13 Feb 1881. CA 1904. Dec 14 p. 18. Builder: Andrew Coulter, Mountcharles. Inver Methodist Church, 125th Anniversary by Ian D. Henderson William James Robinson, C.E., c.1839-1909
Irvinestown (Lowtherstown) PW Irvinestown Fermanagh Derryvullan 1804
Islandmagee Carrickfergus Antrim 1829 See Ballymoney – also see gift of plot of land 1848 [IE.71.124] ICA. Sept 24 1929 p. 453
Keady I Armagh Armagh 1796 Sold
Keady II Armagh Armagh Sold
Keenagh (Kenagh) PW Longford Longford 1788 Gen. permission to sell 1976. Sold 1978 to Mr Boyle for £3,000. Mins 1976 p.45 & 1978 p.42.
Kell Fivemiletown Tyrone 1909 Opened 4 Nov 1909. Closed June 2010. Sold 4 June 2014 for £15,000. CA, 12 Nov, 1909 p.551 Thomas Elliott, c.1833-1915 (DIA)
Kells Co Antrim Antrim PRONI 2/32
Kenmare Bantry Kerry 1832 Sale sanctioned 1875 [Mins 1875 p.74].

A new society was established in 2007, initially meeting in a community centre. In 2011 purchase of ESB store in town for €260,000.

Mins 2011 p.61.

MNL 2007, p. 3

Kerkar Co Donegal PRONI 2/27
Kilbeggan Westmeath 1797
Kilbrittain PW Kinsale Cork 1856 P/House built for Society by Hon Col Henry-Boyle Bernard Ruins
Kilchriest Ballinasloe 1802 Closed
Kilcoo Ballyshannon Fermanagh 1891 Foundation stone laid Jul 1890 by WC Bracken, JP of Blacklion. The Society met for ‘many’ years previously in barn fitted up by John Ovens. John Glass of USA contributed £150 approx. half the cost. CA.1890 p.369

Sold for £15,000 – Mins 2018. p. 39

Thomas Elliott, c.1833-1915
Kilkee I (Albert Road) Limerick Clare 1853 Transformed from a dwelling house in 1853. Sold 1900 for £142
Kilkee II (Geraldine Place) Limerick Clare 1900 Crook Memorial Church cost £700. Offered to Community in 2000 by HMD
Kilkenny I Kilkenny Kilkenny 1771 Sold
Kilkenny II Kilkenny Kilkenny 1802 Sold
Kilkenny III Kilkenny Kilkenny 1838 New church on site of Franciscan friary. Kilkenny Hall sold 1946; 2000, gen. permission to sell church and former manse with view to erection of new church on new site. Mins 1946 p.69; 2000 p.42.
Killadeas Irvinestown Fermanagh 1868 Measuring 15ftx21ft it was one of Ireland’s smallest Methodist churches. See (incl pic) [ICA.1963.Jun.27 p.7]. Sold 1970 for £100 to Mr Abbott for use as store. Mins 1970 p. 81
Killaheen Adare Limerick Sold
Killala Ballina Mayo 1835 Sold 1970 to Mrs N. McCormick as warehouse for £100. Mins 1970 p.81
Killaloe Limerick Clare 1790 Rebuilt 1824 Smith’s Consecutive History of Wesleyan Methodism (1830)
Killarney I Tralee Kerry 1830
Killarney II Tralee Kerry High Street. Sold 1912, proceeds towards new church. Mins 1912 p.72
Killarney III Tralee Kerry 1912 New church built of local green stone and Cork limestone. Replaced earlier building in obscure location – designed especially for the benefit of Killarney’s international tourist trade. D. Levistone Cooney, ‘A Dublin Architect: George F. Beckett’, Dublin Historical Record, Vol. LIX, Vol. 1, p. 54. George Francis Beckett, 1877-1961. (DIA)
Killashee  PW Longford Longford 1800 It passed into PW hands after the 1818 ‘Division’. After reunion in 1878 it was reported that ‘the chapel in ruined state and we have no congregation there’. By 1901 it was ‘almost roofless … is at present in the possession of a man who resides in the house next to it.’. Crookshank vol.2: 205, 213, 268; vol.3:378

‘Longford Circuit Schedule Book 1866-79’, records 1 member and a service on Sundays @ 4 pm in 1874.

Killen Doagh 1799
Killeshandra I (Killashandra) Killeshandra Cavan Killashandra 1810
Killeshandra II Killeshandra Cavan Killashandra 1886 Sold 1967 for £1,000 to Masonic Order (with restrictive covenant). Mins 1967 p.85 & 1968 p.86
Killorglin Tralee Kerry 1869 Sale sanctioned 1922; sold 1958-9 for £300 + £20 for 10 years. Mins 1922 p.51; 1959 p.68
Killough Downpatrick Down Bright 1804 The first Methodist society met in a grain store which they called ‘Bethel’. The 1804 purpose-built building opened in time for funeral of Mrs Barbara Teer. Following the division of 1816 it was retained by the Wesleyan Methodists, but lacking local support it fell into disrepair.
Killough II PM Downpatrick Down Bright 1825 Built by the PWMs in the Gothic style in 1825 for £150 and repaired in 1834. (33 feet by 24 feet. There were 28 seats which would hold 8 people each). Cf Obit for Thomas Teer [PWM Mag 1840 p.158]. Sold 1955 church-hall and residence for £600. Today it is a health clinic.
Killulta 1826
Killybegs Dunkineely Donegal Sold 1955 for £610 Mins 1955 p.62
Killyglen Antrim Antrim 1863/4 Sold 1906 [Mins 1906 p.60] CR6/3E/2/37 See image in History of Methodism in Larne 1885-1985, by George A Knox, p. [19].
Killylea I Armagh Armagh Sold 1904, proceeds towards new church. Mins 1904 p.64
Killylea II Armagh Armagh 1904 ‘Owes its erection . . to the untiring . . efforts of Mr and Mrs Bleakley of the Nurseries.’ Fullerton Reminiscences, p. 240. CR6/3E/2/42, 3/118 William Fawcett Gilcriest, c.1863-1907/8 (DIA)
Killyleagh PW Downpatrick Down 1837 Shore Street. Sold 1970 to 2nd Killyleagh Presbyterian Church for use as youth centre for £320. Mins 1979 p. 81 & 1970 p.80 & 83
Killymaddy Armagh Armagh
Kilmeage PW Co Kildare Kildare 1840 Sold
Kilmoriarty Portadown 1767 Mud-wall preaching house -replaced by Derryanville chapel
Kilrail 1800
Kilrush Limerick Clare 1811 Sold 1908 Mins 1908 p.65
Kilydart 1786
Kingscourt Bailieborough Cavan Enniskeen? 1826 Refurbished 1896 (& built 1822?) [CA.96.589] Sold 1952 [Mins 1952 p.82] Sold to Mr Bertram, Kingscourt for £90
Kingstown See Dun Laoghaire
Kinity PW Co Roscommon?
Kinnego Co Armagh Armagh 1861 Opened 20 Oct 1861 (Armagh Guardian 25 Oct 1861) PRONI 2/41
Kinsale I PW Kinsale Cork 1789 Sold 1879 – Store
Kinsale II (Green Hill, later Lr O’Connell St) Kinsale Cork 1813 Sold 1873 [Mins 1873 p.73] became a cinema
Kinsale III (Cramer St) Kinsale Cork 1874 Contractor: George Forde, Kinsale Robert Walker, 1835-1910
Knockloughrim Magherafelt Derry New church hall built 1988

Sold 2019 for £10,000

Mins 1988 p.26
Knockmanoul I PW Ballinamallard Fermanagh Ballinamallard 1832 Sold 1879 Huston p. 136
Knockmanoul II (Knockmanowl) Ballinamallard Fermanagh Ballinamallard Sold 1971 to Mr T.P. Graham for £250 Mins 1971 p. 98 & 1972 p. 37
Knocknalosset(t) Bailieborough Cavan Knockbride Redundant church sold to Mr Adams for £350 Mins 1971 p. 69 & 1972 p.39
Knockninny Swanlinbar Fermanagh Kinawley 1871 1863 Aughnacloy schoolhouse built & 8 yrs later E Hanna gave site
Laghey Dungannon Tyrone 1904 Opened 10 March 1905 [Tyrone Constitution, 17 Mar 1905 Contractor: Wm Burnett, Dromore Architect: Hobart & Heron, Dromore
Laragh (Ballycassidy) Enniskillen, later Ballinamallard Fermanagh Trory 1859 Chapel built at sole expense of John Halliday of Ballycassidy Flour Mills on land given by Wm Halliday of Laragh [IE.1860.45]. General permission to sell 1971. Sold 1972-3 to Mr R. Hanna for £1,000 Mins 1971 p.69; 1972 p.38 & 1973 p.44.
Larne I (Mission Lane) Larne Antrim 1806
Larne II (Pound Street) Larne Antrim 1827
Larne III Larne Antrim 1885 Dedicated Wed 23 Sept 1885 by Rev. T.B. Stephenson (London) BNL 24 Sep 1885, p. 8 Samuel Patrick Close, 1842-1925. (DIA)

Laverty, Carrickfergus, contractor.

Laurencetown Ballinasloe Galway 1827 Opened 24 Jun 1827; Sold
Legateriffe (Legaterriff) Schoolhouse Glenavy Antrim Sold to Mr Singleton 1974 for £600 PRONI 3/236; Mins 1974 p.45
Leitrim 1810
Letterbreen Enniskillen Fermanagh 1885 Destroyed by fire 1945 (ICA.45.ii.9 p.3). New church built in 1951-52. Mins 1952 p.82 Thomas Elliott, c.1833-1915 [ICA, 1 May 1885 p. 211]
Letterkenny Donegal Conwal Sold (possibly 1930s) now used as office.
Limavady I Coleraine Derry Drumachose 1773 ‘Preaching house erected 1773. William Smith, Consecutive History of Wesleyan Methodism in Ireland, (1830), p.3
Limavady II (Main Street) Coleraine Derry Drumachose 1830 New chapel opened in 1831. Sold by auction in 1877 to Wm Moody for £80. Limavady Methodist Church 1877-1977, p. 4 & 6.
Limavady III (Irish Green Street) Coleraine Derry Drumachose 1878 ‘[D]uring the year [1878]  a neat chapel erected at Limavady at cost of £750’.

New hall built 1984 at cost of £45,000.

IE. 1878 p. 357



Mins 1984 p.26.

Edward McNeilage, Architect & ‘CE’, Londonderry. Built by Mr. McKeen of Londonderry.
Limerick I (Quay Lane) Limerick Limerick 1762 Quay Lane
Limerick II Limerick Limerick 1803 Sold
Limerick III (Bedford Row) PW Limerick Limerick 1820 Following reunion in 1878 it continued as a separate congregtion until 1903 when it was altered to become a Central Hall. Sale sanctioned 1920 for £2,000. Converted into Grand Central Cinema Mins 1920 p.53 & 1922 p.52.
Limerick IV (George’s St – now O’Connell Street) Limerick Limerick 1813


New church with stone façade, steps and iron balustrade opened in 1813.

Remodelled and reopened 7 Sep 1879. –

Reconstructed 1937/8 – the front of old church became ‘Central Hall’ office block with hall overhead and the back of the old church became new church.

In 1972 the Methodist and Presbyterian congregations united as ‘Christ Church’.

ICA 11 Mar 1938 p. 13 Robert Fogerty architect of 1879 remodelling. (DIA)
Lisacaha Hall Skibbereen Cork Sale of old hall sanctioned in 1929 with proceeds to be used in erection of new hall. Mins 1929 p.64
Lisbealid School Chapel(Lisbealad) Dunmanway Cork 1822 Built as schoolhouse between 1822 and 1829 and used for Sunday evening services up to 1910. Sold 1913 Mins 1913 p.75
Lisbellaw I PW Maguiresbridge Fermanagh Cleenish 1842 Sold 1879
Lisbellaw II Maguiresbridge Fermanagh Cleenish 1883 (Replaced an earlier building)
Lisburn NC Salem, MNC, Linenhall Street
Lisburn I Lisburn 1770 Enlarged 1789 – Sale sanctioned 1874 [Mins 1874 p.84]. Became Christian Union Workers Hall.
Lisburn II (Dublin Road) PW Lisburn 1835 Sold 1879 [Mins 1879 p.60] – Salvation Army use
Lisburn III Lisburn Yellow brick dressed with Dungannon sandstone 1875 Modification of continental Gothic style William Gray, 1830-1917. (DIA)
Lisburn, Trinity Lisburn New suite of buildings erected 1994, with large extension 2004. Mins 1995 p.47 McCready Architects
Lisleen I Castlederg Tyrone Ardstraw 1789 Chapel built on gifted site of Margaret Johnston’s home after her death. Enlarged 1860 after 1859 revival [ICA 12 Dec 1906 p.16].
Lisleen II Castlederg Tyrone Ardstraw 1998 Permission 1998 to demolish and rebuild at cost of £161,000. Opened 12 Sept 1998 Mins 1998 p.38 Tyrone Forsythe and David Young, Architects, Castlederg.
Lismore Youghal Waterford 1887 Opened 29 July 1887.  Closed 1942. Leased on weekly tenancy in 1950 Laurence McOboy Fitzerald, 1845/46- (DIA)
Lisnaskea PW Newtownbutler Fermanagh Aghalurcher 1834 Church renovated in 1953-4 including stained glass window over communion table.
Lisnaskea Newtownbutler Fermanagh Aghalurcher <1834 Sold after reunion with the Primitive Wesleyan Methodists in 1878 in favour of the larger PW building. D.L. Cooney, History of Methodism in Upper Erne Circuit, (1990), p. 38f.
Lisnaweary (Lisnawery) Aughnacloy Tyrone Errigal Keerogue 1800 Sale sanctioned 1932 Mins 1932 p.59
Lisrace PW Clones See Drumady
Lissacaha Skibbereen Cork 1798? Church built in 1830 and in use for 100 years until replaced by Lissacaha II
Lissacaha II Skibbereen Cork 1930 Closed 1990s. Sold 2000 to Mr John Hunt for £8,000. ICA Sept 13 1929 p. 447; Mins 2000 p. 42.
Londonderry, Carlisle Road Londonderry (EW) Derry Templemore 1903 Forman, Alfred Arthur, c.1869-? (DIA)
Londonderry, Clooney Hall – ‘People’s Hall’ Londonderry Derry Templemore 1896 Gen. permission to sell People’s Hall and Hostel 1973; 1999 Gen. permission to demolish and rebuild Clooney Hall. Mins 1973 p.35; Mins 1999 p.39
Londonderry, East Wall Londonderry (EW) Derry Templemore 1835 Sold 1901 Mins 1901 p.51
Londonderry, Epworth Hall Londonderry Derry Templemore 1895
Londonderry, Hawkins Street PW Londonderry (HS) Derry Templemore 1869 Sold 1879 – Architect John Guy Ferguson CE Builder Robert Maxwell [PWM Mag 1869.372] – CA.1911.59 re Robert Johnston’s role John Guy Ferguson, ?-1901, (DIA)
Londonderry, Magazine Street Londonderry Derry Templemore 1769 Sold to pay its debt I
Londonderry, New Building Londonderry (EW) Derry Templemore 1787 Linen Hall Street II
Londonderry, Waterside Londonderry (EW) Derry Templemore 1865 Ferguson, John Guy, ?-1901 (DIA)
Longford I Longford Longford 1774
Longford II (Richmond Street) Longford Longford 1809 Richmond Street chapel and residence. Sold 1895.
Longford III (Battery Road) Longford Longford 1895 4-bay gabled hall of limestone rubble with yellow stone trim, paired lancets and gabled porch. Cost: £2,700. (DIA). Thomas Elliott, c.1833-1915.
Loughbrickland PW Banbridge Down 1830
Loughrelisk Moira Antrim 1896 See Ballinderry
Loughros Point Ardara Donegal 1860 School and place of worship – circuit records building as 1857 Ardara 175th anniversary by Ian Henderson
Lucan I Dublin (Blackhall Pl) Dublin Lucan 1830 Located 4-6 The Square. Sold 1877 [Mins 1877 p.28] Welcoming, Witnessing and Willing to Serve, Shelagh B Waddington, [2004]
Lucan II Dublin (Blackhall Pl) Dublin Lucan 1877 Located 4-6 The Square; new church built on land acquired 1861-2 but not built until FS laid 18 Jun and opened 28 Dec 1877. Welcoming, Witnessing and Willing to Serve, Shelagh B Waddington, [2004] Thomas Holbrook, CE (ca 1844-1876) (DIA)
Lurgan I (Nettleton Court) Lurgan Armagh 1778 House fitted up
Lurgan II (High Street I) Lurgan Armagh 1802 To replace the Nettleton Court premises which was too small
Lurgan III (Castle Lane) PW Lurgan Armagh Stone building which cost £250. Gothic windows 1825 Became Orange Hall after PWMs bought Queen St from MNC
Lurgan IV (High Street II) Lurgan Armagh 1826 Built on enlarged site of 1802 Chapel; repaired 1835 and completely remodelled in 1888.
Lurgan (Queen Street) NC Armagh 1839 ‘Providence’ New Connexion – Sold to PWMs 1856 PWM Mag 1857 p. 54
Maas Co Donegal Donegal 1813 Sold
Macroom Cork Cork Sold
Maghera PW Dundrum Down Ballyginny 1845 Built in 1845 on a site two miles from Newcastle and two from Dundrum. In 1883 the congregation moved to Dundrum when a new church opened there though a Sunday school and fortnightly evening service continued in Maghera for a time. Sold 1941 for £40[Mins 1941 p.66] – PWM Mag. 1845 pp. 311-12; Christian Advocate, Christmas Number, December 11, 1907 pp. 11-13.
Maghera Magherafelt Derry 1826 New church 1854/5 [IAA & Armagh Guardian 5.9.1854]. Sold 1948 to Presbyterian Church for £400. See Mins 1948 p. 71 & 1950 p.77. FS of new church laid 11 Sep 1854 (Armagh Guardian, 15 Sep 1854)
Magherafelt Magherafelt Derry 1826
Magheragall Lisburn Antrim 1790s 2000, gen. permission to build new church; 2001, old church sold for £50,000 and plot of land for £70,000. Mins 2000 p.42; 2001 p.43.
Magheralin Down
Magheraveely (or Uttony) Clones Fermanagh 1903-05 The building of chapel arose from Sunday school work held for 20 years in cottage in village. Cost £310. Contractor: John Bloomfield. Gen. permission to sell 1988. [Mins 1988 p.25]. Sold to Mr M. Hutchinson for £2,000. D. L. Cooney, History of Methodism in Upper Erne Circuit, (Lisnaskea, 1990), p.21f;    PRONI 2/76 Thomas Elliott
Maguiresbridge I PW Maguiresbridge Fermanagh Aughalurcher 1798 Sold 1879
Maguiresbridge II Maguiresbridge Fermanagh Aughalurcher 1832
Mahon PW Portadown Armagh 1830
Mallow I PW Fermoy Cork 1808 Sold 1879
Mallow II Fermoy Cork 1822 Sale sanctioned 1923 (marriage registers 1885-1887 in Cork safe) Mins 1923 p.47
Manorhamilton I PW Manorhamilton Leitrim Cloonclare 1792 Sold 1879
Manorhamilton II Manorhamilton Leitrim Sold (with hall, stables and old Manse) in 1963 for £2,000 and replaced by new church and hall. Mins 1963 p.81.
Manorhamilton III North Connacht Leitrim New church and hall built 1964
Maralin Mission Hall Moira Down Maralin Mission Hall was a gift of Mr & Mrs Leslie H. Mathers in 1923. Sold 1950 for £179 12s Mins 1923 p.49; 1950 p.77
Markethill Armagh Armagh 1834 Remodelled 1860 by William J Barre incl new flooring, seating & pulpit.
Maryborough (Portlaoise) See Portlaoise
Mayne Omagh Tyrone 1902-3 There had been worship in School House built 1867 before new church built 1903. N. Johnston & D. Preston, Methodism in Omagh (1982) pp. 16-19. PRONI 3/81
Mayne Newry Armagh 1758 Co Armagh – Sold
Megaberry (Maghaberry) Moira Antrim New Connexion. Let to Elim Church for £104 p.a. 1976; new dual purpose building erected 1987 at cost of £80,000; 2000, gen. permission to erect new worship centre; 2002, old church sold for £65,000. Mins 1976 p.46; 1987 p.26; 2000 p.42; 2002 p.37.
Milltown Co Kerry Kerry 1802 Closed Site unknown PRONI 2/113
Millstreet (The Lighthouse) Cork South & Kerry Cork 2013 Premises purchased in 2014 as bookshop and for meetings MNL May 2014, p.9.
Moate I PW Athlone Westmeath 1787 Sold 1879
Moate II Athlone Westmeath 1823 Moate chapel assigned to the CI RCB as gift 1941 [Mins 1941 p.67]
Mohill I PW Leitrim 1830 Glebe Street
Mohill II PW Leitrim 1853 New Chapel in Upper Main Street. Sold 1921 to Frank Flynn NT for £350 [Mins 1922 p.52] PRONI 3/4, 6, 64, 65 – Mohill Remembered
Moira I Moira Down Store in yard given by Murray br-in-law of Ann Lutton
Moira II Moira Down 1822 Demolished June 2017 to make way for new building.
Moira III Moira Down 2018 New Methodist centre opened Oct. 2018.
Monaghan I PW Monaghan Monaghan Monaghan 1824 On ground provided by Francis Adams at a cost of £300 paid for by Richard Jackson (1766-1834). cf. PWM Mag 1834, pp. 167-178.

Sold 1879

Monaghan II PW Monaghan Monaghan Monaghan 1861 Rebuilt PM Sold 1924
Monaghan III Monaghan Monaghan Monaghan 1862 Foundation stone laid for new church on 3 Jul 1862 by Lady Rossmore (who gifted the ground for it and minister’s residence, on site adjoining the previous chapel). Cost £800.  The cost of building was defrayed by 1869 [IE. Jun 1869, p. 70].

Permission to sell 1968.

IE, Aug 1862, pp. 34-35.

[cf Palmer, Recollections of a visit to Gt Britain and Ireland (1863) p. 66].

Mins 1968 p.84

Monasterevan I Portarlington Kildare Monasterevan 1802 PRONI 2/105, 118
Monasterevan II Portarlington Kildare Monasterevan 1901 Sold 1961-2 for £305 Mins 1962 p.84
Moneenlum Schoolhouse Manorhamilton Leitrim Cloonclare 1866 Opened 25 April 1866 [Irish Evangelist April 1866 p.48] PRONI 2/103
Moneydarragh Dundrum Down 1842 See Annalong
Moneybeg (Muine Bheag) Kilkenny Carlow See Bagenalstown PRONI 3/119
Monkstown NBM Antrim 1965 Upper Room’ above shops Jordanstown Rd; Church/Halls 1969 MN Nov 2005 p. 38 [joint CI/Methodist]
Moneymore I Cookstown Derry 1820 Rebuilt
Moneymore II PW Cookstown Derry 1840 Sold 1967 (old church, shop and house) for £1,500. Mins 1967 p.85
Moneymore III Cookstown Derry Sold 1976 for £9,000 Mins 1976 p.45
Montiagh Roe Pettigo Fermanagh 1902 A mission hall. Sold to Christopher Loane in 1960 for £150. PRONI 2/99; Mins 1960 p.70.
Mossley NBM Antrim 1981/2 Temp wooden building 1982; 1985 new church at cost of £369,000 but see 1986 dual purpose building at cost of £220,000. Mins 1985 p.37; 1986 p.26.
Mount Faugher I PW Springfield Fermanagh 1806 Thatched preaching house became derelict PWMag 39.398
Mount Faugher II PW Springfield Fermanagh 1839 PWMag 1839 p. 398
Mount Salem Portlaoise Laois (Queen’s)
Mountcharles Donegal Donegal PRONI 2/106
Mountmellick I PW Portlaoise Laois (Queen’s) Rosenallis 1765 Sold
Mountmellick II Portlaoise Laois (Queen’s) Rosenallis 1880
Mountrath I PW Portaloise Laois (Queen’s) 1769 Thomas Sale and W. Chapman authorised to sell Mountrath preaching house and premises in 1867. PWM Private Mins. 1867, Res. 22.
Mountrath II Portlaoise Laois (Queen’s) 1823 Sold 1949 for £350 Mins 1949 p.77 & 1950 p.76
Mountshannon Cloughjordan Clare 1811 Let to Episcopalians 1914 for day and SS; Sold 1945 for £50 Mins 1944 p.64; 1945 p.65
Movilla Abbey Newtownards Down Joint church with CofI agreed 1979; Gen. permission to erect worship centre and ancillary rooms. [Mins 1999 p.39] Mins 1979 p.36.
Moville Moville Donegal 1876 Opened 4 Aug. 1876, free of debt, ‘an unpretentious structure, substantially built of stone, quarried in the neighbourhood and finished in compo. [IE. 1876 p. 106] CA 8 Dec 1909, ‘Innishowen Circuit’, p. 590.

PRONI 2/110

Architect: Edward McNeilage, CE, L’derry and builder, James McKane, L’derry.
Moy I PW Moy Tyrone 1809
Moy II Moy Tyrone 1835
Moy III Dungannon Tyrone 1861-62 FS laid 2 Sep 1861; Opening 24 Nov 1862. IE.61.206; IE.62.80. William Joseph Barre, c.1826-1867 (DIA)
Moyallen PW Tandragee Armagh Sold 1915 Mins 1915 p.73
Mullafarry (Mullaferry) see Cloonshinnagh Ballina Mayo 1827 What chapels are to be built this year? A. … Mullafarry… [Mins 1827 (1820-37) p.211]; Sold 1915 (see Cloonskinagh) [Mins 1915 p.73] PRONI 1/141
Mullaghacall Coleraine Derry 1779
Mullaghy PW Enniskillen Fermanagh Mullaghy PRONI 3/5
Mullalogher (Mullylogher or Mullylougher) PM Newtownbutler Cavan Castleterra Sale sanctioned 1922 Mins 1922 p.51
Mullingar Athlone Westmeath 1795 Sold 1924 – reopened 1931-refurbished 1956. Sold 1966 for £1,600 to Irish Red Cross. ICA.56.10.5.p6 – PRONI 3/9; Mins 1966 p.75
Mullyloughan PW Armagh ? (Co Armagh?)
Nenagh Cloughjordan Tipperary 1812 Built with money raised by Londoner Mr. Maberly (£250) and William Reilly (£150) and given to Gideon Ouseley for chapels in Nenagh and six other chapels. Sold 1907 for £131. Mins 1907 p.66
New Ross (Robert Street) PW Wexford Wexford 1795 Sold 1879 [Mins 1879 p.60]
New Ross Wexford Wexford 1840 Sold 1937 PRONI 2/121
Newbliss Clones Monaghan 1789 Sold
Newborough Rathkeale Limerick 1830 Burned 1922 Rebuilt 1926. Relinquished 1967 to former owner. Mins 1967 p.85
Newbridge Curragh Kildare PRONI 2/137
Newbuildings Londonderry etc Derry 1977 Erection of portable buildings 1977 at cost of £7,500; purchase of site 1986 at cost of £10,000; 1986, new Hall at cost of £75,000. 2009 Sale of hall and plot for £171,000. Mins 1977 p.40; 1986 p.25; 1986 p.26; 2009 p.55.
Newcastle (From 2020 known as Dundrod Methodist Church) Dundrum Down 1827 1928. New church to seat 200 on site of old church but on a higher elevation and nearer main thoroughfare. Builder: E Camblin, Portadown. (DIA) Newcastle Society amalgamated with Downpatrick and Dundrum Societies in Newcastle, July 2020 – called Dundrod Methodist Church. Mins 2020, p. 38. James Scott, 1875/76-1949/50. (DIA)
Newmarket (cf Pallaskenry) Rathkeale Limerick 1803 (Pallaskenry) Sold 1923
Newmill Tandragee Sold
Newport Castlebar Mayo 1839 1856: New FS laid by Sir Richard O’Donnell, Bt. (DIA). Opened 15 Apr 1857; Sold 1909 Watchman 29 Apr 1857 p.134; Mins 1901 p.51 & 1909 p.67
Newry PW Newry Down Sold 1879
Newry II Newry Down 1785
Newry III Newry Down 1841 It is more than likely that Duff . . .was responsible for the Methodist churches at Newry (1839) and Dundalk (1838)’ Paul Larmour, ‘That eminent and tasteful architect’, Perspective7. No.1 (Sep/Oct 1998). 61 (DIA) Thomas J. Duff, c.1792-1848. (DIA)
Newtownards Newtownards Down 1841
Newtownards Newtownards Down 1820 Mary Street
Newtownards Newtownards Down 1854 Regent Street. One of three ‘pattern’ churches built in Ireland based on plans of JW. The others are Cookstown (1858), Donegal (1859) and Ballymoney (1861). James Wilson of Bath, 1816-1900. (DMBI).
Newtownards NC Zion Down 1838 General permission to sell 1972. Sold 1974 for £5,000 Mins 1973 p.36 & 1974 p.45.
Newtownards P Down Sold to Wesleyans
Newtownbarry (see Bunclody) Tinahely Wexford 1809
Newtownbutler I Newtownbutler Fermanagh Galloon 1790 Sold when replacement chapel built in 1854 and developed into three houses. D. L. Cooney, History of Methodism in Upper Erne Circuit, (Lisnaskea, 1990), p.33ff
Newtownbutler II PW Maguiresbridge Fermanagh Galloon 1835 Built beside earlier chapel built c. 1818; Capacity 600 persons. After reunion with Wesleyans in 1878 it was retained rather than smaller Newtownbutler III. PWM Mag 1835. 218
Newtownbutler III Newtownbutler Fermanagh Galloon 1854 Built to replace Newtownbutler I. It was sold 1889 and was used as Orange Lodge. PWM Mag 1835. 218
Newtownforbes Longford Longford Clongish 1870 First Methodist Society of 50 members formed in the small town by Walter Griffith in 1785. [WMM 1827 pps.145-46] Obit of the rector of Clongish: ‘Reminiscences of . . Rev William Digby of Newtown-forbes’ WMM 1866 pp.490-93.
Newtowngore I Ballinamore Leitrim 1818 Demolished 1892 to make way for new chapel Originally a schoolhouse in which CoI and Methodist services were held alternate Sundays. When Anglicans built a new church the Methodists had sole occupation. Despite improvements and enlargements the building became dilapidated and demolished [CA. 24 Nov 1893, p.555]
Newtowngore II Ballinamore Leitrim 1893 Sold 1970 for £178 – £100 to be used for new church at Corlespratten [Mins 1970 p.83] PRONI 2/123 Architect: Thos. Elliott (Enniskillen); Builder: Geddis, Belfast
Newtownkelly Dungannon Tyrone 1983 Replaced Coalisland II at cost of £20,000. MN.84 Jan p.3; Mins 1984 p.26
Newtownlimavady 1830 See Limavady
Newtownstewart I PW Newtownstewart Tyrone 1792 Sold 1879
Newtownstewart II Newtownstewart Tyrone Church sold 2007 for £47,000 Mins 2007 p.77
Oldcastle PW Cavan Meath Oldcastle 1814 Renovated 1898 [CA.98.617] Sale sanctioned in 1923 Mins 1923 p.47
Oldstone Antrim Antrim 1831 Sold PRONI 2/142
Oldtown Portlaoise Laois (Queen’s) Closed
Omagh I Omagh Tyrone 1813 Sold
Omagh II Omagh Tyrone 1825 Sold 1879
Omagh III PW Omagh Tyrone 1859 Dublin Road.
Oughterard Galway Galway 1861 New church in Early English style. CS laid 22 May 1860 by G.F. O’Flaherty of Lemonfield. (DIA). Closed 1909 and sold to Mrs Monaghan. PRONI 2/141Mins 1909 p.67 Edward F. Tarleton. (DIA)
Ovoca (see Avoca) Arklow Wicklow Castlemacadam PRONI 2/143
Pallaskenry (cf Newmarket) Rathkeale Limerick 1803 1885 renovations added platform & Communion rail. Sale sanctioned 1923. Mins 1923 p.48
Passage West I Cork Cork 1810 Society of 12 formed 1808 and met in a ‘commodious room’ at the Baths. Permission given to build in 1810. Sold 1866 CHC, vol ii, pps 304, 311, 318, 341.
Passage West II Cork Cork 1867 Opened 13 Sep 1867 at cost of £786.

Sold 1964-65 for £500

IE. Oct 1867 p. 118

Mins 1965 p.76

Robert Walker, c.1835-1910 (DIA)
Pettigo I PW Pettigo Fermanagh/Donegal Drumkeeran 1800 Sold 1879
Pettigo II Pettigo (Tullyhommon) Fermanagh/Donegal Drumkeeran 1838 Rebuilt
Pettigo III Pettigo (Tullyhommon) Fermanagh/Donegal Drumkeeran Site II
Philipstown (Daingean) PW Tullamore Offaly (Kings) Kiladerry 1828 (or Daingean) Sale proposed 1921 [Mins 1921 p.51] PRONI 2/162, 3/63
Pilltown Waterford Kilkenny 1796 Closed
Portadown I (Church Lane behind present St Mark’s). Portadown Armagh 1802
Portadown II (Thomas Street) Portadown Armagh 1832 Replaced Portadown I
Portadown III (Thomas Street) PW Portadown Armagh 1843 Purchased by Rail Co. for £400 in 1846 to facilitate new rail line. PWM Mag. 1 PRONI 2/150, 151, 160, 161, 280. PWM Mag. 1843, pp. 461-63.
Portadown IV (West Street) PW Portadown Armagh 1847 Purchased by William Hewitt 1879 after reunion of PW&PWMs to become grocery store. PRONI 3/89, 90, 169, 224. PWM Mag. 1847, pp. 460-02.
Portadown V (Mary Street) P Portadown Armagh 1860 Sold 1902 & became St Mark’s CofI hall. Sold to Borough Council in 1970 for urban development for £11,500. PM Mag. 1861, p. 174.
Portadown VI (Thomas Street) Portadown Armagh 1860 Replaced Portadown II – new church with school & manse; renvt 1922 Contractor: Brown & Ross, Belfast John Boyd,  ca 1823-1895. (DIA)
Portadown, Edenderry Portadown Armagh Arch: Henry Shillington – 1891; Edenderry (Carrickblacker Rd) – but not attributed in DIA PRONI 1/283 Henry Shillington, 1842/43-1921 (DIA)
Portadown, Edenderry II Portadown Armagh 1953-6 Arch: Robert Frater – Opened Sept 1954 Robert Frater, 1884/85-1957. (DIA)
Portaferry I PW Glastry Down 1786 Sold 1879
Portaferry II Glastry Down Rebuilt PRONI 2/153, 159, 3/131
Portaferry III Glastry Down
Portarlington, I Portarlington Offaly (Kings) Clonyhurk 1767 Sold 1879 PRONI 2/148, 155, 159, 3/13, 61, 84
Portarlington, II Portarlington Offaly (Kings) Clonyhurk Sold 1904, proceeds towards new church. Mins 1904 p.64
Portarlington, III Portarlington Offaly (Kings) Clonyhurk 1904 Contractor: J. & R. Thompson. (DIA). Closed and sold in 1967 for £2,000 (church and hall) for religious purposes. [Mins 1968 pp.84-85 & 1970 p.82] D. Levistone Cooney, ‘A Dublin Architect: George F. Beckett’, Dublin Historical Record, Vol. LIX, Vol. 1, p. 53. George Francis Beckett, 1877-1961. (DIA)
Portavogie PW Glastry Down Sold
Portglenone NC Antrim 1835 ‘The chapel [cost £160] is acknowledged to be one of the neatest in this neighbourhood’ MNC Mag, 1835 p. 198. MNC Mag 1835, p. 198; Belfast Commercial Chronicle, 15 Feb 1835
Portlaoise I Portlaoise Laois (Queen’s) 1798 Church Street (the Society originally met in a barn in Bull Lane)
Portlaoise II Portlaoise Laois (Queen’s) 1883 Contractor: Sidwell, Dublin ICA 1883 p.820. Frederick Morley, ?-1896. (DIA)
Portrush Coleraine Antrim Ballywillin 1887 FS laid by Duke of Abercorn. PRONI 2/152, 3/18, 115
Portstewart (Adam Clarke Memorial) Coleraine Derry Ballyagrhan 1824 Complete renovation 1922 by James John Phillips. PRONI 3/162, 212 [2/149, 157] James John Phillips, 1842-1936
Portumna Cloughjordan Galway Sold
Priesthill I Lisburn Down 1829 Mud wall and thatch
Priesthill II Lisburn Down 1841 Enlarged 1852; New church hall opened 30 Nov 1974.
Prolusk Coleraine Antrim Ballintoy Sold
Prosperous Co Kildare Kildare 1986 Sold
Pubble PW Maguiresbridge Fermanagh 1833 1993, sale of church to Mr D. Johnston for £8,000. PRONI 2/163; Mins 1993 p.41.
Queenstown Cork See Cobh
Rahan Co Cork Cork ICA. 10 Sept 1954 (same place as Ballymagooley) ICA. 1 Oct 1954 (Mallow-Killavullen Rd)
Randalstown Antrim Antrim 1857 PRONI 2/173
Rathcormack Co Cork Cork Sold
Rathdowney Abbeyleix Laois (Queen’s) 1862 Built in Tudor Gothic style. Builder: George Glanville, Ballinasloe. (DIA). Sold 1951 for £375. PRONI 2/184; Mins 1951 p.79. Edward F. Tarleton. (DIA)
Rathdrum Wicklow Wicklow Rathdrum 1823 Sold 1969 to Mr C.L. Cullen for £610 for business premises. PRONI 2/181; Mins 1970 p. 80
Rathduff Kilkenny Kilkenny 1870 Sold
Rathfriland Newry Down 1830 Sold 1910 [Mins 1910 p.64] PRONI 2/174
Rathkeale Rathkeale Limerick 1873 Erected with manse without full concurrence of Chapel Committee but accepted as a fait accompli [Mins 1873 p.74]. Sold (with manse and schoolhouse) for £5,400 in 1968 [Mins 1969 p.81] PRONI 2/189, 196; Mins 1968 p.85
Rathmelton (Ramelton) Derry Donegal 1802 Sale sanctioned 1926 for £118 [Mins 1926 p.55 & 1929 p.64] PRONI 2/179
Rathmullen I Derry Donegal 1830 Sold 1879 PRONI 2/175, 3/211
Rathmullen II Carlisle Road, Londonderry Donegal Official closing Tues 17 May 1966. Sold 1966 for £450 for residence. ICA. 9 Jun 1966 p. 8; Mins 1966 p.75 & 1967 p.87
Recess School Clifden Galway Hibernian Missionary Report, 1853 PRONI 2/180
Redcross Wicklow 1836
Redhills Newtownbutler Cavan 1878 It is intended to erect a Methodist Chapel in Redhills (where the want of such has been long felt), to accommodate the growing congregation. Subscriptions for the above object will be thankfully received and acknowledged by Rev. James Frazer, Newtownbutler, Rev. W. C. Doonan, Cavan; or Mr. John Davis, Redhills. [Cavan Weekly News, 20 Sep 1878]Sold 1970 to Mr J. Bingham and used by Christian Brethren.  Mins 1966 p.75 & 1970 p.82 D.L. Cooney, History of Methodism in the Upper Erne Circuit (1990) p. 40-58. PRONI 2/192, 203
Reendesert School Chapel Bantry Cork Sold 1910 [Mins 1910 p.64] PRONI 2/196
Richhill Armagh Armagh 1805 PRONI 2/183, 200
Richmond Dublin 1840 PRONI 2/186
Riverstown I Ballymote Sligo 1801 Meeting House
Riverstown II Sligo 1830 On previous site; renovated & remodelled 1864 Riverstown Story (2005) pps 84-87
Riverstown III Sligo 1896-7 Arch: William Fawcett Gilcriest; Renovated 1921; 1937 & 1967; Gen. permission to sell 1988 [Mins 1988 p.25]. Sold 1987 – PRONI 2/178, 204 William Fawcett Gilcriest, c.1863-1907/8
Rockcorry I Cootehill Monaghan Ematris 1792 Old PWM church deed of surrender 1948 [Mins 1948 p.72]
Rockcorry II Cootehill Monaghan Ematris 1807 Sold 1880
Rockcorry III PW Cootehill Monaghan Ematris 1835 PWM Minutes 1835 Mins 1920 p.53
Rockfield (Yellow Church) I Irvinestown Fermanagh Trory 1832 Methodist Chapel erected out of ruins of a corn mill IE.1879.438 ‘Here our former commodious chapel was taken from us by reason of the lease having expired, and transferred to the Episcopal Church’.

CA.1901.12.27 p.624

Rockfield (Yellow Church) II Irvinestown Fermanagh Trory 1868 Replacement chapel out of transformed corn kiln donated by Johnston Irvine, at cost of £40, within six weeks of ‘expulsion of former one’. CA.1901.12.27 p.624
Roscommon I Longford Roscommon 1820 Chapel built at rear of Michael Shera’s home. He regularised the trust deeds by presenting it to the Connexion 1831. Sold 1905 and used variously as billiard room and chicken hatchery. PRONI 2/182, 201
Roscommon II (Henry Street – formerly Church Lane) PW Longford Roscommon 1844 John Carson presented infant school house to PWMs who held opening services in altered building on 17 Nov 1844.
Roscommon III (junction of Church and Abbey Streets) Longford Roscommon 1904 New church built with aid of 20th Century Fund. Sold 1961 for £300 – proceeds to additional premises in Longford.  Bought by Grace Community Church, 2008. Wes Shera, ‘The History of Methodism in Roscommon Town’, MHSI Bulletin, Vol. 18 (201) Charles Mulvany, C.E.
Roscrea I(Rosemary Street) Roscrea Tipperary 1794 Rosemary Street taken by Ev Soc 1803 by force CHC.ii.243; D. Levistone Cooney, 100 Years of Methodism in Roscrea 1903-2003. (2003)
Roscrea II(The Mall) Roscrea Tipperary 1801 The Mall, Rebuilt 1840 PRONI 2/187, 188, 194
Roscrea III(Church Street) PW Tipperary 1827 Church Street – burnt in 1964 – cleaned up 1984 by owner Delahunt [Nenagh Guardian 20 Oct 1984 p.10]
Roscrea IV(The Mall) Roscrea Tipperary 1840 II Rebuilt
Roscrea V(The Mall) Roscrea Tipperary 1903 IV Rebuilt (Entire cost £2,050): Contractor: Joseph Day, Roscrea. D. Levistone Cooney, ‘A Dublin Architect: George F. Beckett’, Dublin Historical Record, Vol. LIX, Vol. 1, p. 52. George Francis Beckett, 1877-1961. (DIA)
Ross 1788
Rosscarbery School Chapel Clonakilty Cork 1865 Built as dual purpose school and chapel. School closed 1901 but Sunday services continued until 1923. Sold to CofI 1926. Mins 1917 p.58; 1922 p.52 & 1929 p.64.
Rossport Ballina Mayo 1853 Sold PRONI 2/172
Rostrevor Newry Down 1900 New church in memory of late Rev. John Gilcriest. To seat 150 and cost £1,000.

Closed for worship in June 2007. Sold in 2012 and converted for use as restaurant opening in April 2016.

PRONI 2/199, 3/235 John Fawcett Gilcriest, 1873-1911. (DIA) He was nephew of Rev. John Gilcriest. Irish Times, 6 Aug 1900 (DIA). In 2014 Gray Design received permission to covert Grade B listed building to restaurant.
Rushindoo (Rushendoo) Pettigo Fermanagh 1910-12 Sold 1980 to Lindsay Brown of Bangor for £600. [McElderry, Pettigo p.66 & Mins 1981 p.27] PRONI 2/205
Rushfield Clonakilty Cork 1835 Successor to Bengour; Sold 1952 for £10 (Marriage Reg 1875-1934) Mins 1952 p.81
Saintfield Ballynahinch Down 1892 In 1892 a Methodist Mission hall was constructed out of two small houses. This was sold in 1940 and was used as a Christian Workers Union Hall through to the 1980s, although Methodist preaching still continued once a month. It was subsequently bought by Saintfield Baptist Church and is in commercial use. PRONI 3/46

William Nicholl, Methodism in Ballynahinch: Historical Sketch, 1827-1977 (Ballynahinch, 1977), p. 8.

Salthill Galway Galway 1862 Sold 1888. Builder: George Glanville, Ballinasloe Edward F. Tarleton. (DIA)
Sandymount Dublin Dublin 1867 See Dublin, Sandymount
Scarriff Bandon Cork 1870 Dedicated 10 Apr 1871. Orig Clonakilty Cir-tx Bandon 1892-Closed 1969-Sold 1974 as dwelling house to Mr J. Bell for £800. PRONI 2/225Mins 1974 p.45
Schull Skibbereen Cork 1824 Opened 24 Jun 1824. General permission to sell ‘redundant church’ 1971. Sold 1972 for £2,000 and is now a dwelling house. PRONI 2/209, 229, 232; Mins 1971 p.68 & 1973 p.37
Scotch Street I PW Eglish Armagh Drumere. Timakeel 1790 Sold 1879 PRONI 2/215
Scotch Street I Portadown Armagh 1830 General permission to sell redundant church, 1971. Sold 1972 Mins 1971 p.69 & 1973 p.38
Seymour Hill Lisburn Antrim 1958 In 1966, with Finaghy and Upper Falls it formed a new circuit. 2009, 111 Skyline Dr Manse sold for £260,000.

It was closed on 14 January 2024 with a service of thanksgiving.

Mins 2009 p.55
Shaneragh Irvinestown Tyrone Shaneragh Mission Hall sold 1948 for £75 to Mr C.E. Moffit [Mins 1947 p.68 & 1948 p.71] PRONI 3/190
Shannonvale Clonakilty Cork 1867 Opened 27 Oct 1867 in chapel converted from outhouse in Thomas Bennet’s grounds. Ceased 1945.
Shercock Bailieborough then Cootehill Cavan Sale sanctioned 1874 [Mins 1874 p.84] PRONI 2/216
Shinrone PW Cloughjordan Offaly (Kings) 1840 PRONI 2/227, 228
Skerries Drogheda Dublin Holmpatrick 1880 By 1840 a Methodist chapel had been opened on land of John and Anne Rae [Conrad Hicks, MNL, Feb 2007, p. 33].

A new church opened 4 June 1880 on Strand St on land donated by Robert Carey in 1879.

The Skerries Society was closed 1 July 2023. Mins 2023, p. 34.

The main memorial window donated in his memory in 1911 by his family and the remaining windows to the Cox family.

PRONI 2/14, 231, 3/214

Designed & built by  Thomas Creaser (ca 1841-1923), builder, Drogheda [Drogheda Conservative, 12 Jun 1880, p.5]. He was sometime Circuit Steward of Drogheda MC.
Skibbereen I Skibbereen Cork 1800 PRONI 2/220, 221, 228, 241, 242, 3/244
Skibbereen II PW Skibbereen Cork 1822 Stone laid 19.10.1822 by William Wrixon Becher MP who gifted the site (Southern Star) Sold
Skibbereen III Skibbereen Cork 1833 Closing services 4 Dec 2002 and sold for £235,000. Converted into restaurant and gutted by fire in 2006. Subsequently reopened. Mins 1970 p.84; 1971 p.68; 2002 p.37
Skibbereen IV West Cork Cork 2003 New worship centre opened 11 Nov 2003 in converted bungalow.
Sligo I Sligo Sligo Riverside PRONI 2/211, 212, 3/197
Sligo II (Stephen Street) PW Sligo Sligo Calry 1775 Bridge Street (Stephen Street)
Sligo III (Linenhall St.) Sligo Sligo 1802 Linenhall Street
Sligo IV (Wine Street) Sligo Sligo 1831 Wine Street
Sligo IV (Wine Street) Sligo Sligo 1831 Wine Street
Spearstown Donegal Donegal
Springfield I PW Springfield Fermanagh Springfield 1803 (Faugher) PRONI 2/234
Springfield II (Mount Faugher) PW Springfield Fermanagh Springfield 1839 PWM Mag 1839 p. 398; ICA, 17 Jun 1938, p. 12
St John’s Point Dunkineely Donegal 1840 Closed, sold 1935 (also known as Ballyederland) PRONI 2/213
Stewartstown Dungannon Tyrone 1843 Extended 1878 PRONI 2/208, 222, 233
Strabane I Strabane Tyrone 1814 Built, as required, outside town walls – and abutting wall of parish graveyard. It held 300 people. Sold (with Manse) 1901 [Mins 1901 p.51] George M.C. Ruddock, Strabane Methodist Church: A Short History, [1988]. PRONI 2/207, 237, 240
Strabane II (present Barack Street) PW Strabane Tyrone 1830 Opened by Adam Averell. Sold in 1878 after reunion with Wesleyans.
Strabane III (Railway Street) Strabane Tyrone 1900-01 New church, large traceried window and 4 pinnacles on street front. (DIA) Halls were added in 1911. Premises badly flooded 21 Oct 1987. ‘Round the Churches’, Methodist Newsletter, Mar 2009, p. 40
Stradbally I Laois (Queen’s) 1813 Replaced by Stradbally III in 1845
Stradbally II Portlaoise Laois (Queen’s) 1840 Sold
Stradbally III PW Portlaoise Laois (Queen’s) 1845 Replacing Stradbally I. Sold circa 1963-64 for £300 (plus house for £1,000). PRONI 2/224, 230, 244, 253; Mins 1963 p.82
Strangford I PW Glastry Down 1803 Closed
Strangford II Glastry Down 1823
Stranorlar (Union Hall) Strabane Donegal 1838 Schoolhouse-hall in which Sunday services held. In 1902 let to a Mr Wood at £4 pa. Let to Masonic Order. Sold in 1983 for IR£6,000 to Dr Dee. PRONI 2/210Mins 1983 p.27 (Gen. permission to sell) & 1984 p.26. Cf Huston, Tackaberry (1860), p. 238, ‘Held our meeting [1842] in the Methodist chapel, which stands in the centre of a field, a quarter of a mile from the town. The preacher who built it there should be tried for his life!’
Strathfoyle (joint CofI) Londonderry etc Derry 1966 Opened Sat 21 March 1970 Closing service 30 Oct 2007 [MNL May 2008, p. 17]
Sutton Clontarf Dublin 1904 See Dublin, Sutton PRONI 2/16, 17
Swanlinbar I PW Swanlinbar Cavan Kinawley 1814 Sold 1879
Swanlinbar II Swanlinbar Cavan Kinawley ca 1840 Gen. permission to sell 1996. [Mins 1996 p.39]. Sold 1997 for £6,500 to Mr Gregory McGovern. PRONI 2/238; Mins 1997 p.39
Sydare Co Fermanagh Fermanagh (Sidaire) PRONI 2/223
Syddan [Siddan] Hall I Bailieborough Meath Hall used for services but not secured to Connexion
Syddan Hall II Bailieborough Meath 1924 Hall (near Slane) Co Meath. Sold 1969 for £300 for dwelling house. PRONI 3/150; Mins 1968 p.8, 1969 p.82 & 1970 p.82
Tallaght Dublin Dublin 1792
Tanderagee I PW Tandragee Armagh 1787 Sold 1879
Tanderagee II Tandragee Armagh 1821 PRONI 2/250, 251, 265, 277
Tanderagee III Tandragee Armagh 1835 Rebuilt
Tanderagee IV PW Tandragee Armagh 1837 See PWMag 1837 p. 233
Tarbert I Rathkeale Kerry 1826
Tarbert II Rathkeale Kerry 1830 Sold for £275 and demolished 1962. See: A Remote Outpost: The story of the Methodist Society in Tarbert, Co. Kerry by Padraig O’Concubhair (2005) PRONI 2/259; Mins 1962 p. 84
Taughmonagh (Jt PCI-MCI) Osbourne Park Antrim 1954 Shared Presbyterian-Methodist scheme. PCI paid for building. ICA 12 Mar p. 4
Templemore I Abbeyleix Tipperary 1835 Sale sanctioned 1922 [Mins 1922 p.51] PRONI 2/254
Templemore II PW Abbeyleix Tipperary 1845
Tempo Brookeborough Fermanagh Enniskillen 1836-7 Permission to erect new church, 1989 [Mins 1989 p.23]; Gen. permission to sell former church 1995 [Mins 1995 p.46]; sale of old church for £1,000 in 2002 (to Tempo Silver Band, but never developed) [Mins 2002 p.37]. PRONI 2/252
Terwinney (Tirwinny) Irvinestown Fermanagh Drumkeeran 1870 Permission to make a Graveyard given in 1904. [OS Reference H242678] PRONI 2/249; Mins 1904 p.66.
Thurles Abbeyleix Tipperary 1844 Sale sanctioned 1921 [Mins 1921 p.51 & 1922 p.52] PRONI 2/260
Tinahely Tinahely Wicklow Kilcommon Manse built Sep 1887 on site given by Earl Fitzwilliam. Sold 1962-64 for £500 PRONI 2/262, 268; Mins 1962 p.85 & 1964 p.77
Tipperary Clonmel Tipperary 1784 Sold PRONI 2/254
Togherdoo PW Ballinamallard Tyrone c.1761 Repaired & improved (1834) CHC.iii.209
Togherdoo Irvinestown Tyrone Dromore 1873 Opened 20 July 1873 PRONI 2/264
Tonyloman (Tunnylummon or Toneylummon) Enniskillen Fermanagh Cleenish 1909 PRONI 2/276 Thomas Elliott, c.1833-1915 (DIA)
Toombeola Galway Galway Reported in 1905 as having ‘passed out of our hands’ PRONI 2/185, 262
Tralee Tralee Kerry 1810 Church Lane
Tralee II Tralee Kerry 1828 Denny Street Church sold 1947 for £920 to Messrs Robert McCowan & Sons. [Mins 1947 p.67]. See gen. permission to sell church 1978. Sold 1979 for £16,000. Now operating as ‘The Kingdom Food Hall’ deli. PRONI 2/258, 263, 273, 274, 3/202.Mins 1978 p.42 & 1979 p.37.
Tramore Waterford Waterford 1831 Built by Thomas Wilson, local preacher. CHC.iii.329; In 1863 he contributed £1,000 at Jubilee Missionary Meeting. Sold 1995 to Mr Patrick Early for £37,000. PRONI 2/270, 3/151; Mins 1995 p.46
Trillick I PW Irvinestown Tyrone Kilskeery 1834
Trillick II Irvinestown Tyrone Kilskeery 1836 PRONI 2/261, 266
Trim Athlone Meath 1857 Co Meath, sold 1907 [Mins 1907 p.66] PRONI 2/248, 269
Tuam Galway Galway 1794 Erected by Mr Potter of Mount Potter at a corner of the Parish Churchyard. [ICA, 8 April 1949] Had been vacated by 1860s.
Tullamore I (Crow Street) PW Tullamore Offaly (Kings) 1761 Co Offaly
Tullamore II (Church Street) Tullamore Offaly (Kings) 1813 PRONI 2/255, 271, 272
Tullow Carlow Carlow Sold on lease with restrictive covenant in 1969 for £1,000. Mins 1969 p.81 & 1970 p.82
Tullyboy Hall Cavan 1925 Proposed scheme for purchase [Mins 1924 p.57] PRONI 3/185
Tullychurry (Tullycherry) Pettigo Fermanagh 1888 Gen. permission to sell 1994; Sold to Rev. Michael Gregory for £10,000 circa 1997 [Neville McElderry p.31] Mins 1994 p.37 & 1998 p.38
Tullhommon see Pettigo Fermanagh
Tullyroan I Moy Armagh 1809
Tullyroan II Moy Armagh 1847 PRONI 2/256
Tullyroan III Moy Armagh 1898 CA.98.280; 1984, new church hall at cost of £45,000 – officially opened 7 Oct 1988. Mins 1984 p.26; MNL 1989.12 p.3
Tulnagin Irvinestown Fermanagh  1929 Sold 1971 to Mr Knox of Ballinamallard for £325. PRONI 3/189; Mins 1970 p.81, 1971 p.68 & 1972 p.37
Turlough PW Castlebar Mayo Turlough 1797 (1793?) cf PWMag 1840 p.371 4 mls from Castlebar at Turlough Park
Tyrrellspass Athlone→Tullamore Westmeath Tyrrellspass 1771-1780 JW preached ‘in the shell of the new house’ 9 Apr 1771. CHC. 1. 244
Tyrrellspass PW Athlone→Tullamore Westmeath Tyrrellspass 1814 Chapel built by Jane, Countess of Belvedere, possibly on site of previous ‘house’.

Sold 1922 (one-half proceeds to Mullingar division of Athlone Circuit). Mins 1922 p. 52.

PRONI 2/267

D.A.L. Cooney, So Civil a People: The Story of Methodists in the Irish Midlands (2004), pp. 153-63.

The Gift of Jane, Countess of Belvedere to the Methodist Society of Tyrrellspass. Erected 1814.
Union Hall I Skibbereen Cork
Union Hall II Skibbereen Cork
Union Hall III Skibbereen Cork 1893 Built on site donated by Captain Townsend. Frequently attended by Cornish and Manx fisherman. Sold 1955 for £300 and replaced by dwelling house. [See however Mins 1957 p.67 – Union Hall Church sold for £60.] (Marriage register 13 June 1901-28 Aug 1940); Mins 1955 p.62.
Upper Falls (see Suffolk) Finaghy
Urbal Co Donegal See Kerkar PRONI 2/27
Uttony Fermanagh See Magheraveely, Co Fermanagh
Violet Hill Swanlinbar 1794 Co Clare – Closed
Warrenpoint I PW Newry Down 1793 FS laid by Savage Hall, Esq., 25 May 1793. Sold 1879
Warrenpoint II PW Newry Down 1835 New [Preaching] House in progress PWM Mag 1835. 216
Warrenpoint III(Coke Memorial) Newry Down 1842 1884-85. New church on site occupied by existing chapel and several houses. Gothic style. Granite with Dungannon freestone. FS laid 22 Aug 1884. Opened 6 Aug 1885. (DIA); Builder: Isaac Cunningham, Newry. PRONI 2/281, 291, 3/21, 142 William James Watson (1884 building). (DIA)
Warringstown Lurgan Down 1825
Waterford I Waterford Waterford 1760 Wesley preached in new chapel being a large structure acquired in Factory Lane (at top end of Bailey’s New Street). PRONI 2/282, 283, 288, 292, 297, 3/22
Waterford II Waterford Waterford 1811 Permission for new chapel granted in 1785 but did not materialise until 1811 when through efforts of William Stewart the most commodious chapel then in existence (seating over 600) was erected in Lady Lane – then hall T.H. Downey and J.B. Jameson, Methodism in Waterford 1855-1935, [1935]
Waterford III (Lady Lane) PW Waterford Waterford 1823 Sold to RC for use as convent after Methodist reunion in 1878 [Mins 1879 p.60].
Waterford IV (French Street) Waterford Waterford 1882 New church to seat 300 built at rere of Waterford II and former church altered to provide spacious Lecture Hall and school room. Opened 27 Mar 1885. In 1934 a large restoration scheme undertaken.Permission to sell 1978 [Mins 1978 p.42]. Sold 1989 to Waterford Corporation for IR£55,000. It was converted to it’s new space at the turn of the 20th century and officially opened as Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery in May 2001. Detached five-bay double-height Gothic Revival Methodist church, built 1885, with single-bay single-storey gabled advanced porch to north-west. Extensively renovated, 1999, with dividing floor inserted forming two-storey space to accommodate use as gallery. (Sir) Thomas Drew, 1838-1910. (DIA)
Waterford V (St Patrick’s United Presbyterian/Methodist) Waterford Waterford
Wattsbridge Clones Monaghan Clough Meeting House. Sold 1967 for £50 “for religious purposes”. (Mins 1967 p.85) D. L. Cooney, History of Methodism in Upper Erne Circuit, (Lisnaskea, 1990), p.24
Westport I (South Mall) Castlebar Mayo 1791 Co Mayo William Smith, Methodism in Ireland (Dublin, 1830) p. 220. PRONI 2/285
Westport II (The Quay) PW Castlebar Mayo 1820? ‘Westport Quay where the schoolhouse was granted for preaching’ PWM Mag. 1864 p. 24 Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Magazine, 1864. pp. 23ff.
Westport III (South Mall) Castlebar Mayo 1874 FS laid 16 Dec 1874; opened 28 Jul 1876 at cost of £1,000. Due to falling numbers minister withdrawn from Westport in 1910. Last baptism 1943 and last Harvest Service 1957. It was sold in 1961 for £400. Now a restaurant. [Mins 1962 p.84 & 1963 p. 84] Rosemary Evans, ‘A Study of the Methodist Community in Westport etc.’, Cathair na Mart, No. 20 (2000), pp.23-43.
Wexford I Wexford Wexford 1788 PRONI 2/284, 3/27, 30, 52
Wexford II Wexford Wexford 1802 Allen Street
Wexford III Wexford Wexford 1836 Rowe Street. General permission to sell church and hall in 1963. Sold 1995 for £65,000. Mins 1963 p. 83 & 1995 p.46
Wheathill Blacklion Fermanagh 1882 Co Fermanagh-originally society met in old Claddagh CI schoolhouse. General permission to sell 1974. Sold to Mr Fred Cathcart 1978 for £2,000. PRONI 2/290; Mins 1974 p.44 & 1978 p.42.
Whealt (schoolroom) Pettigo
Whiteabbey NB Mission Antrim 1909 Work began in wooden mission hall; ‘new’ church opened 1936 MN Jul 1999 p. 29
Whitecastle Moville Co Donegal PRONI 2/289
Whitehead Carrickfergus Antrim Built 1899-1901. Opened 23 Jun 1900. New church to hold over 300 persons. Ref: Whitehead Methodist Church, Centenary Year Book by Iris Sutter, Rosemary Briggs and Elaine Barnett. (1999). PRONI 3/77; Builder D. Barbour, Whitehead. Herbert Thompson Sykes, 1869-1956. (DIA)
Wicklow Wicklow Wicklow Wicklow 1866 New ‘very neat little church’ with classroom at rear. Dublin brick with jambs and bands of Belfast and Ennicorthy red brick. Dalkey granite dressings and Bath stone rose window. FS laid 17 Mar 1866. The church was renovated in 1892 and again in 1894. (DIA) PRONI 2/286 William Fogerty, c.1833-78. (DIA)
Yellow Church (see Rockfield) Irvinestown 1832
Youghal I Cork 1792 Cf William Smith’s Consecutive Narrative
Youghal I PW Youghal Cork 1818 South Main Street, built at the sole expense of Mr Taylor Opened 26 Sep 1819 [Freeman’s Journal] PRONI 2/293, 295
Youghal II Youghal Cork 1833 Sold 1879
Youghal III Youghal Cork 1882
Youghal IV Youghal Cork
Youghal IV Youghal Cork
Carricknahorna School Donegal & Ballintra Donegal Sold ca 1967 Mins 1967 p. 86
Hardwicke Street Dublin Dublin Sold ca 1910 Mins 1910 p. 64
Legateriffe Glenavy Antrim Sold ca 1970 Mins 1970 p. 82
Littlemount School Brookeborough Fermanagh Sold ca 1969 Mins 1969 p. 81
Speerstown School Donegal & Ballintra Donegal Sold ca 1967 Mins 1967 p. 86
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