The Presbyterian Church...

Presbyterianism came to Ireland from Scotland with the first plantation of Ulster during the early seventeenth century.

It did not become an organised denomination until the second half of the seventeenth century. However, the distribution of Presbyterian churches in the Newry reflects the pattern of Scottish settlement in the area.

Presbyterian registers are available on microfilm in PRONI under MIC/1P.

An indispensable guide to the Presbyterian Church in Ireland is the History of Congregations published by the Presbyterian Historical Society in 1982. It provides brief sketches of each of the congregations, mainly focussing on the succession of ministers. It is particularly useful in determining when a particular congregation came into being.

A Supplement of additions, emendations and corrections with an index was published in associations with the Ulster Historical Foundation in 1996.