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COLAGHTY CHURCH

Colaghty Church was built in 1846 but church records begin in 1837.   Previously services were held in Lack old school near the former creamery at the edge of the village on the old road to Ederney.

It is unclear why this church was not erected in Lack the chief local centre of population despite the fact that the rectory was built there. Unlike the vicinity of many churches the local area has never developed as a centre of education, entertainment or had a shop. Its only immediate public building had been a B Special training hut.

The church contains the following plaques and inscriptions.


Brass on wall.
This plaque has been erected by the members of Glassmullagh LOL 446 in memory of their esteemed bro T. J. (Jim) Oldman killed by the IRA 3rd April 1987. "Forever with the Lord."

Brass on wall.
In proud memory of Capt. T. Jim Oldman, 4th (Co. Fermanagh) Btl Ulster Defence Regiment who died in ambush at Ederney on Friday 3rd April 1987 aged 39 years. This memorial was placed here by his comrades in 'D' Coy. "He that believes in the sun hath everlasting life."

White marble on wall.
Erected by the members of Lack and Colaghty Parish Church in loving memory of Matthew Best J.P. secretary and treasurer from 1928 - 1968 and Principal of Lack Primary School 1928 - 1955.

Plaque on pulpit - brass.
To the glory of God and in memory of Isobella C. Magovern organist in this church from 1903 to 1920. This pulpit, reredos panneling and communion rail was presented by her husband and son John and his family. Mass, U.S.A.

Plaque on porch window sill.
In loving memory of Elizabeth, Margaret and Crozier Ginn. Presented by their sons Crozier, John and William.

Brass plaque in porch.
This porch has been panelled and furnished by Jack Weir, Knockroe in loving memory of his parents Robert and Elizabeth Weir.

Window plaques.
Presented by George Evans, Glenarn, in loving memory of his parents and grandparents.

Presented by Laurence Hall, Enniskillen, in loving memory of his father and mother.

In loving memory of Lily and Thomas Johnston, Drumcose. Presented by their son and daughters.

Graveyard Inscriptions
 

Contributed by John B Cunningham



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