Fundrais­ing be­gins for re­pairs to roof of St Mary’s church

Drogheda Independent - - FRONT PAGE -

A MA­JOR fundrais­ing cam­paign has been launched in a bid to raise up to €200,000 to save the roof of St Mary’s church on James Street.

The church, built in the 1880s, has suf­fered from wear and tear over the years and slates need to be re­placed to help se­cure the roof struc­ture.

Dur­ing the sec­ond half of 2017 the roof area over the sanc­tu­ary was re­stored at a cost of ap­prox €100,000 which came from par­ish funds and a num­ber of pri­vate do­na­tions.

How­ever, the need is now very much cen­tred on the western roof which is ex­posed to the el­e­ments and is in real need of re­place­ment.

This phase has been costed at ap­prox­i­mately €180,000 + VAT (€200,000).

The Church author­i­ties plan to com­mence this phase as soon as they have suf­fi­cient funds to get it stated.

A fund-rais­ing com­mit­tee has been set up in the par­ish to raise the nec­es­sary funds and a num­ber of events have been or­gan­ised.

First up is a fundrais­ing con­cert fea­tur­ing the Drogheda Male Voice Choir & David Leddy along with Amie Dyer and the Drogheda Boys Choir. Ali­son Comyn is the com­pere. It takes place on Fri­day 9th March in St Mary’s Church at 8.00pm, Tick­ets are €15.00.

They have also or­gan­ised a Golf Clas­sic on the 27th April 2018 in Lay­town/Bet­tys­town Golf Club. Peo­ple can sup­port this project by any of the fol­low­ing: Team of four - €300 in­cludes green fees and din­ner. Tee Box Spon­sor­ship - €100.

St Mary’s Church on James Street

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