St. Michael’s Church in Creeslough was designed in 1971 by the renowned Irish architect Liam McCormick. McCormick is regarded as “The father of modern church architecture in Ireland” and is one of only a handful of Irish architects to attract an international reputation. During his long career, he built more than 30 churches, including three in England. McCormick was born in Derry in 1916 to a political and seafaring family and grew up in Ulster’s princely county, Donegal. St Michael’s like many of McCormick’s work refects aspects of the local community and geology like the white-washed walls, small irregular windows, and the outline of Muckish mountain behind it. Other of his notable works include the Meteorological Service Headquarters in Glasnevin, Dublin, and the famous St Aengus’s Church at Burt which was inspired by the Griannan of Aileach hill fort and was voted ‘Building of the Century’.