Blessing of Ballylahan Shrine

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On Friday, May 25th the recently refurbished Marian Shrine at Ballylahan was blessed and rededicated. The 55 year old shrine had fallen into disrepair but was lovingly restored in recent months. Thanks to those who built the shrine 55 years ago and those who have maintained it over the years. Many people were involved in looking after it during the last 50 + years. We owe them all a debt of gratitude.

The Shrine was refurbished by ...

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Please Donate to our Church Conservation Project

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Please donate to our Church Conservation Project.

We urgently need funds to complete our Church Conservation Project. The project aims to restore the Church to its original condition, as when completed in 1916. Replacement of lead under the roof barges, repointing of external stonework as well as dealing with an extensive outbreak of dry rot have necessitated significant repair / conservation work to be undertaken. This work is currently mid-way through completion. We are now asking Friends of ...

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Church Fundraising Launch

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Mayo Person of the Year 2018, Sr. Maureen Lally was present in Straide on March 4th last to officially launch the Church Fundraising Drive. €20,000 in prizes are on offer, with the top prize being a Dacia Sandero 1 litre petrol 5 door hatchback. Second prize is pedigree charolais heifer valued at €3,500. Third prize is a composite door / window sponsored by Season Master, Straide. Fourth prize is 1,000 litres of heating oil sponsored by J & ...

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