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Drumbeg Parish

Church of Ireland


St Patricks Church of Ireland

St Patrick's Church of Ireland
in Dunmurry townland, Upper Malone Rd, Belfast

The church was built in 1770 but the spire blew down in 1831 and it was rebuilt in 1833 at the expense of John Charley Esq. The rector in 1830 was Rev. James L.M. Scott. In 1836 it was described as having dimensions of 76 feet by 40 feet. The rector in 1852 was Rev. G.W. Tyrrell and in 1864 Rev. Mr. Payne. A new church was built by Thomas Drew, Gothic Revivalist architect in 1880.

records from 1807, graveyard attached, gravestone inscriptions available UHF Vol 3 & 6; email me for a gravestone look-up
This photo was kindly sent to me by Brian McCleary.

References;LWAG p 87; V7 p 53 OSM; POD; GIPR: GIC;MC; FR


Bailiesmill Reformed Presbyterian Church

Baileysmill Reformed Presbyterian Church

in Drennan Townland, Drumbeg Parish

A meeting house was built on this site in 1807 after a separation from the congregation at Knockbreckan in Knockbreda parish . It was small with a thatched roof. After some rebuilding, it was described in 1836 as a plain, oblong, whitewashed building with a slate roof with dimensions of 72 by 30 feet. The clergyman from 1826 was Rev. John Wright Graham (until his death in 1862) , who received £ 30 a year from the congregation. The minister in 1874 was Rev. Thomas Dick. The present church has the date 1874 on the facade.The minister in 1890 was Rev. S. R. McNeilly.

Graveyard attached;oldest stone dates from 1813 ; email me for a gravestone look-up

References;V7 p57 ,58 OSM; GIC; CSDRF; MIs; CSDRF


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by Ros Davies