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Please Donate to our Church Conservation Project

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 Straide Parish throughout the world to help with this project by donating to our Conservation Fund. Every donation, no matter how small, will help.

Church Fundraising Launch

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 & E Hughes Oil, Ballina. Fifth prize is a return flight for two to Bristol sponsored by Knock Airport. Tickets are available locally and are priced €10 each or a book of 6 tickets for €50.

Available for viewing at the launch, also, was the original ornate and inscribed silver trowel used by Bishop Morrisroe to lay the foundation stone on June 28 1914.

(Thanks to Keith McGreal for the photographs.)

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