Omagh Meeting House Exterior

The early Ulster-Scots Presbyterians would have worshipped in simple buildings similar to this authentic Presbyterian Meeting House which originally stood in Omagh, County Tyrone. It was built in 1717 during the ministry of a Reverend James Maxwell.

This is a Barn Church, built in the shape of an elongated T with the pulpit on the long wall of the building.  The interior of the Meeting House is fitted out with box pews and is modelled on the late 19th century fittings of the Presbyterian church at Tyrone’s Ditches, Poyntzpass. 

The Ulster Folk Museum was created to preserve a rural way of life in danger of disappearing forever due to increasing urbanisation and industrialisation in Northern Ireland.  It celebrates all aspects of our culture including many elements of Ulster-Scots heritage.