Tubrid Church’s 250th anniversary is legacy of George Vaughan


Revd Charles Eames with Olwen Gormley of the Vaughan Trust.

The legacy of George Vaughan (1693-1763) will be marked at a special Information Evening hosted by Tubrid Parish Church, Kesh in Clogher Diocese on Friday, 31 May.

The evening will cover the life of George Vaughan, his Last Will and Testament and his legacy in the building of Tubrid Church which this year celebrates its 250th anniversary, as well as the Vaughan Charitable Charter School and the Vaughan Agricultural Institute. The funds from the sale of the Institute supports the charitable work of the Vaughan Trust which supports farming initiatives in County Fermanagh.

George Vaughan had his roots in Buncrana, Co. Donegal but was a man of extraordinary vision, who had great foresights. He had stipulated that his Will would establish a charity school on his Fermanagh estate for boys and girls from both Protestant and Roman Catholic faiths to teach them agricultural skills. The church, Tubrid Parish Church would instruct children in the Christian religion.

At the Information Evening, George Vaughan’s life and work will be outlined by Olwen Gormley, from the Vaughan Trust and a history of Tubrid Church will be given by the Revd Charles Eames, who leads services there.

Everyone is welcome to the Information Evening in Tubrid Parish Hall situated between Kesh and Castlederg which begins at 7.30pm.