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Graveyard Information

Dromore 1st Pres

County : Down

Denomination : Presbyterian

Graveyard Name : Dromore 1st Pres

Civil Parish : Dromore

Town / Townland : Drumbroneth

OS Reference : J204526

Other Information : OS 21 Grid Ref 204526 This is in the townland of Drumbroneth and was formerly just outside the town of Dromore It is half a mile from the town centre on a minor road leading south-east from the town The site is that of the original Presbyterian church of Dromore established about 1660, kept outside the town by Bishop Jeremy Taylor In 1724 the congregation divided on the Westininster Confession and the majority left to form the Non-Subscribing congregation in the town The minority, however, flourished and eventually pulled down the old T-shaped thatched church, opening a large new building on the same site in 1915 The graveyard is rough but fairly regular with the oldest stones in the centre, one dating from 1807 Mulligan mentions that John Morgan, editor of the Northem Whig and founder of the Newry Examiner, was buried here about 1836 at the age of 34, though his grave is unmarked.

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