The Church of All Saints, Newtowncunningham, County Donegal

This beautifully designed Catholic Church was built in 1999 at a cost of €1.2 million. The design is based on St Peter’s fishing boat (or barque) as it was one of the most powerful symbols of the early Christian church. It was built using local stone and features stained glass and murals by local artists. The village takes its name from John Cunningham from Ayrshire in Scotland who was among the original settlers to be granted lands in this part of Donegal during the Plantation of Ulster. Other notable buildings in the village are ‘The Manse’ and ‘The Castle’ which reflect its rich Presbyterian history.