St Catherine’s Church, Summercove
We were awarded planning permission for a change of use from a church to a community building. Unfortunately we have one objector and his main problem is parking and other health and safety issues.
We have addressed his main parking issue by leasing part of our neighbours field and our conservation architect assures us the health and safety issues have been included in our plans.
We await An Bord Pleanála decision which we hope will be shortly so that our committee can complete the restoration of a disused old church to a modern community centre for the use of all local residents and tourists.
St Multose Church
St Multose Church is a national monument and we (the vestry) have recently completed new signage to improve the visitor experience.
There are now four main large display boards situated inside the church under the balcony giving a brief history of Kinsale and our church which is one of the oldest if not the oldest working church in Ireland dating from 1190! The separate web site for St Multose is http://www.kinsale.cork.anglican.org
We are also currently working on a new community room which will be used for Sunday school, a meeting room for local groups and a further display area for tourists to visit. We are currently one of the top hits on ‘trip advisor ‘ and our visitor book can testify to this!
Robert MaxwellCommittee memberOn behalf of www.sccc.ie (Ytube stcatherineskinsale)