Monday, February 05, 2024

North Kilkenny club to scale the heights to fix the church roof

Church of the Immaculate Conception | Historic Graves

A Kilkenny GAA club have launched a fundraiser for remedial works to their local church, citing a ‘generational’ responsibility to contribute towards its upkeep.

Erin’s Own GAA club in Castlecomer are taking part in an annual Croagh Patrick Climb in aid of essential remedial works to the Church of the Immaculate Conception in the North Kilkenny town.

Part of the fundraising initiative will be the Erin’s Own annual Croagh Patrick climb, which will take place on Saturday, February 17.


Built in 1852, the Church of the Immaculate Conception is ‘one of the most impressive Catholic churches in the country’, according to a post on the fundraisers GoFundMe page.

“The church has been maintained magnificently throughout the years and is a gift from previous generations to us the people of Castlecomer Parish, it continues.

“Each generation carries a responsibility for its care and now it is our turn to come together to ensure remedial works are carried out to the magnificent decorative ceiling above our altar. Be with us as we aim to raise the €25,000 needed to repair the ceiling.”

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