Friends of Collon Church

Registered Charity Number 20152826

Friends of Collon Church was set up to help maintain and repair historic Collon Church. The Church is a prominent landmark building in Collon village. The Friends group is a cross community organisation including people of all denominations who wish to maintain and secure this building which is so important to the identity and history of Collon village.

In 2017 the plan is to have active fundraising to try to reach the target of €150,000 in order re-slate the outer roof. €70,000 raised to date.

The Friends group continue to welcome all financial help to maintain and repair this important and historic building.
  • Interior
    Interior
  •  East Front
    East Front
  • splendid ceiling
    splendid ceiling
  • stained glass East Window designed by Louisa Catherine Beaufort
    stained glass East Window designed by Louisa Catherine Beaufort
  • Russian Orthodox headstones
    Russian Orthodox headstones
  •  splendid ceiling
    splendid ceiling
collon church of ireland louth

Collon Church is an eccentric and engaging building.  We happen to know a great deal about the church whether by studying the building on its own; studying the buildings associated with it; or studying the large amount of surviving original documents relating to it.  The church is a continuously evolving archive that allows one to construct a living history of life in Collon, County Louth and Ireland in general in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  It is hoped that those entrusted with Collon Church will secure its future for the benefit and enjoyment of generations to come.

John Rountree is a local historian from outside Ardee, County Louth

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