€1.8 million plan to restore St Patrick’s Church

Workmen undertaking an external review of the church in Fermoy earlier this year. (Picture: Donal O Siochru)

Fundraising efforts are under way for the €1.8 million restoration of St Patrick’s Church in Fermoy.

The church, which is in the Cloyne diocese, was built in the 1820s and is now a heritage landmark in the town. It requires significant refurbishment and restoration, internally and externally.

Necessary repairs carried out on the church in recent years cost thousands and made apparent the need for a full restoration.

O’Carroll Fitzgerald Project and Commercial Management carried out a detailed assessment of the works required and compiled a 60+ page report, with an estimated project cost of €1.8 million.

Father Brian Boyle told The Avondhu: “The report is very detailed, but it’s a long term plan as we don’t have that kind of money right now.”

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