President Higgins to visit 300 year old Princes Street Church, Cork


Cork, Ireland – The Cork Unitarian Congregation is delighted to announce that President Michael D. Higgins will visit the Princes Street Church, to mark its tercentenary year. The reception for the President will be held at the Church at 1:45 pm on Thursday, 26 January and will last about 45 minutes. Attendance will be by invitation only and will include members, local dignitaries and organisers of Church Restoration Fund activities.

About The Princes Street Church

The Prince’s Street Church was the first building in 1717 on what was then Dunscombe’s Marsh east of the old mediaeval walled city. After Red Abbey and Elisabeth Fort, the Princes Street Church is believed to be the oldest structure in Cork and is still being used for its original purpose. It is home to Cork’s small Unitarian congregation. Among the many distinguished people who have worshiped there are Thomas Dix Hincks, Daniel Maclise, Richard Dowden, Frederick Douglass and George Boole.