Protestant Hall

The Protestant Hall, which was built in 1926, was designed in 1922 by a local architect W. R. Potts.

It is interesting to note the date when the hall was first planned as this is the date of the establishment of the Irish Free State. Initially, while the hall was predominantly used by the Protestant community as a recreation centre, its facilities were open to all. Various organisations would have held regular meetings and fund raising events there.
The dangers to the Protestant community inherent in the NI Temere decree may have been a contributing factor in establishing a ‘Protestant Hall’. Once a premises came under the control of a particular religious group it meant that access to events were controlled.
In recent years the hall has once again opened itself to all sections of the community which has allowed it to access funding that had a precondition of cross community use.