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 …

The Good Shepherd Guides us in Paths of Righteousness Romans 3 vs 9-25  Philippians 3 vs 4-14 A farmer who doesn’t take care and lets his sheep wander into a neighbour’s garden will get a bad name for himself.  Those sheep are in trouble, but so is the reputation of their owner! Jesus Christ leads […]

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Notice Board

Rev Watson will be on sabbatical leave from Monday 3rd February until Monday 24th February.  If you require a minister, please contact Rev Tommy Bruce or an elder.

Sunday 9th February – Mr Billy Wray

Sunday 16th February – Mr & Mrs Tom Finnegan

Sunday 23rd February – Rev Dr Norman Hamilton

David the Shepherd King of Israel has given the world one of its best loved songs, the 23rd Psalm, and here is its conclusion:  ‘Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.’

The Lord has been my Shepherd.  He has provided me with the finest green pastures and safe rest by quiet waters.  He has restored me when I’ve wandered bringing me back into paths of righteousness.  He has stayed with and comforted me through the darkest valleys, protecting me from the deceptions of the evil one, treating me like an honoured guest, indeed like His own beloved child, even when cruel enemies had me surrounded.

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We commend to your thoughts and prayers the family of Mr Freddie Wilson, Horn Head, who passed away on Sunday 5th January 2020.

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.