IF you have ever fancied living in a church then your prayers have finally been answered.
A stunning former Congregational Church of Ireland building in Castlefinn, County Donegal, has just been placed on the market with an asking price €65,000.
Standing on more than half an acre of land, the church was constructed with solid stone in 1870. It still has its altar and pulpit area however the pews have been removed. The latticed stain glazing, typical of many churches, also remains.
The church, which is located on The Diamond in Castlefinn, was deconsecrated in recent years and according to the estate agent tasked with finding a buyer for it, Martin McGowan, it would make an ideal home, restaurant or even a funeral parlour.
“Church conversions are common in England and if done right they can become fabulous,” Mr McGowan said.
“This particular building is protected and you have to protect its integrity and protect the fabric of the property. But we have had a lot of interest in it with two viewings there at the weekend.
“It is the unknown really in terms of what it will take to finish it out. People might look at it and wonder what it will take to complete it but there is interest in it. And I’m not surprised there is because the structure is a blank canvas with so many unique features.”