The history of Presbyterianism in Ireland can be said to begin in Ulster in the early years of the 17th century. During the 18th century, Presbyterians suffered along with Roman Catholics under the Penal Laws. Consequently, a great number of Presbyterians either emigrated or returned to England and Scotland. So, out of the six Presbyterian congregations which at one time were established in the County of Westmeath, only that of Mullingar continues to the present.
Mullingar Presbyterian Church was established in the year 1821 in Castle Street. The congregation worshipped and served the Lord Jesus Christ there until we moved to our present building in 2015, opposite the Educate Together school, where we continue to share the message of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, ..... Open to God, Open to each other, Open to everyone.
If you would like to know more about our history, please contact us, and you may buy the book by Rev. John W. Lockington "A History of Mullngar Presbyterian Church." (5 euro) All proceeds go to the building fund.