Collon Church

Collon  Church – Launch of Fundraising Campaign for New Roof

Saturday 13 May, 2017 at 11.00am

On Saturday 13 May, 2017 at 11.00am in Collon Church –  Friends of Collon Church will launch a major fundraising drive to re-slate the outer roof on this historic building, so that the stunning plaster ceiling can be saved.

All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

 

Chairman:

Seamus Roe (Vice-President of Louth Archaelogical and Historical Society)
Speakers:

  1. Dr Christine Casey, Associate Professor of Architectural History, Trinity College Dublin

Christine will speak about the architecture of the building

 

  1. John Rountree, Chairman of Friends of Collon Church CLG

John will describe the fundraising so far.

  1. Mairead McGuinness, MEP, Vice-President of European Parliament

Mairead will formally launch a major public fundraising appeal to save the building

 

 

There is a service in this church every fourth Sunday of the month at 09.45am

 

Collon Church, an elegant structure of hewn limestone, in the ancient style of English architecture and modelled on the plan of the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge was built in 1813. The cost was about £8000, of which £3800 was a gift and £700 a loan from the late Board of First Fruits; the members of the Foster family contributed bountifully towards its erection.

Collon Church Interior – modelled on the plan of the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge