The church of St. Alphonsus and Columba was built in 1856. Unfortunately, because it is exposed to the wind and rain on Killiney Hill, it is suffering from a serious water-ingress problem. The East wall is saturated with water and the roof timber is rotting. The issues have been there from the beginning and have been patched up over the last century and a half. But this time, it needs to be restored correctly if the roof isn’t to fall in. Our beautiful Stations of the Cross have already fallen down because of the rainwater in the walls. Nevertheless the church is still fully operational every day of the week and needed by our busy parish.
The cost estimate is 500,000 Euro and the works are due to begin in October 2018.
Approval to begin the works has been granted by The Dublin Diocesan Building Committee and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have granted Section 5 permission to work on this listed building.
We are now launching our Fundraising Campaign. Please help us save this important symbol of faith on the Ballybrack-Killiney-Loughlinstown skyline, just south of Dublin on the East coast of Ireland.
All donations grateful received and acknowledged.
Thank you for your kindness.
Fr Tom Dalzell
Bank Details: Allied Irish Bank, Cornelscourt, Co. Dublin. Ireland.
IBAN: IE62 AIBK 9333 9206 8395 08. BIC: AIBKIE2D
Account Name: Ballybrack Killiney Church
Account Number: 06839508
National Sort Code: 933392