No. 874 - Irishtown Gospel Hall

Irishtown is small rural town on the Irishtown Road, approximately 10 kilometres south of Smithton. The area was first settled in the late 1850s when it was known as Upper Duck Creek.

The Irishtown Christian Brethren Gospel Hall is located on Youngs Road about half a kilometre south of the main settlement. The Christian Brethren arrived in the Circular Head in the 1870s and places of worship were soon established at Scotchtown, Montagu, Marrawah and Smithton. I have yet to establish the origins of the Irishtown Gospel Hall but a Brethren hall was in operation in 1926. The Youngs Road hall appears to be a relatively recent building, perhaps replacing an earlier structure on the same site.

Additional information about this church is most welcome as all articles are continually updated. I can be contacted through this page or my Facebook page "Churches of Tasmania" which is linked here: Churches of Tasmania.







Sources:

Circular Head Chronicle, Wednesday 25 January 1939, page 1



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  1. My family attended this church. The numbers are few now days. I was a child when my father and others added the kitchen and reclad the entire building in the late 80s. I can look for some photos from my parents collection if you like?

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  2. Thank you. I would appreciate any information, including photographs, as there is not much on the public record about this church. I want to update all articles once I have covered al1 1400 or so of Tasmania's churches. My e-mail is: granties1@gmail.com Kind regards, Duncan.

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