Minister – Rev Andrew Watson

Welcome! Dunfanaghy is one of the most north-westerly Presbyterian congregations in Ireland.   “Donegal” is sometimes known as the “fort of the foreigner”, the place where visitors are assured of a warm welcome. I hope this website gives you a ‘flavour’ of our life and work.  While many find the “History” of interest, you can […]

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Meeting House Stone Placard


A carefully researched exploration of our history, ‘Dunfanaghy’s Presbyterian Congregation and Its Times’ (PDF, 3.8Mb), a retrospect, was published in May 1978 by Colan MacArthur MA. Records mention a Presbyterian community and Minister in 1679.  However, the Scots Plantations in the area of Dunfanaghy date from around 1610/1611 and “Presbyterian” clergy were in the Raphoe […]

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And also …

Amos – the Last Call (Amos 5 v 18-27  Luke 13 v 1-9) On the 28th of August 1963, Martin Luther King stood on the steps of the Lincoln memorial in Washington DC and delivered his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech.  It was a call to the country and people he loved to practise […]

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Notice Board

No room for the baby in Bethlehem’s Inn,
Only a cattle shed!
No room on this earth for the dear Son of God
Nowhere to lay His head.
Only a cross did they give to our Lord,
Only a borrowed tomb.
Yet today He is seeking a place in your heart –
Will you still say to Him, ‘No room’?

No room for the Saviour today it seems,
So busy we just don’t have time.
Only contempt do we hear on TV
For the Lord of all glory sublime.
Selfishness, pride and idolatry reign
And are dragging us down to our doom!
God’s grace isn’t wanted, salvation despised
By a world that hasn’t got room.

Oh we’ve room for gambling, violence, sex,
Drunkenness, lying and more,
Spiralling deeper in darkness and pain
Unable to find the door.
Jesus would save you, bind up your wounds
And assure you of Heaven to come.
In stubborn defiance will you remain?
Will you still say to Him, ‘No room’?

The King will return here for judgement soon.
Creation will bow to His name.
Among His people that day will you be
Or crying out in terror and shame?
Let Him find room in your heart and your life,
Let Him have first place of all.
Turn from your sin, and welcome the Christ.
Be ready to answer His call.

When heavens arches ring and her choirs shall sing
At His coming in victory,
May His voice call us home saying ‘Yes, there is room,
There is room at my side for thee’.
And my heart shall rejoice Lord Jesus
When you come and you call for me.
Come now to my heart Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

We would like to extend a warm invitation to our Carol Service with the Derry & Donegal Presbytery Choir on Sunday 9th December at 7.30 pm.

Bible Studies will be held each Thursday in November, beginning Thursday 8th November in Dunfanaghy Church Hall at 8.00 pm and alternating weekly with Carrigart Presbyterian Church.

Thursday 8th November – Dunfanaghy Presbyterian Church

Thursday 15th November – Bewglas Centre, Carrigart

Thursday 22nd November – Dunfanaghy Presbyterian Church

Thursday 29th November – Bewglas Centre, Carrigart

Everyone is very welcome.

Church Service

at 10.30 am
During July and August, the service will begin at 10.15 am and tea/coffee will be served afterwards.