Over the last five years St Patrick's Church has been extensively renovated.

Works included sandblasting of stonework, re-pointing the Campile, illuminating the building, and the provision of a new glass entrance.

The organ was also completely renovated, an access ramp was added to the church, and extensive interior decoration was carried out.

The parishioners contributed over 400,000 Euro during this time. Their generosity ensures the St Patrick's church for future generations.

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St. Patrick's Church, Lower Glanmire Road, Cork, has served many thousands of people since it's foundation in 1832. Past generations of parishioners, many of whom emigrated throughout the world in the darker years of Irish history, had through their contributions ensured and sustained the Church building in the past. Now it is our turn. Over the past two years, a hard working Fund Raising Committee have raised over 330,000 euro towards the necessary renovation and refurbishment works.

This is the FINAL PUSH, a CONFINED MEMBERS SUPER DRAW, with cash prizes totalling 52,000 euro.

As with past generations, you are now being given the chance of doing your bit to securring St. Patrick's Church for future generations.

(Below) - Sample image of a Draw Card:

The above is a sample of a Draw Ticket, originally it was being offerred to the Parishioners who normally support the Church by their attendance at Mass and other weekly services.

It was drawn to the attention of the Fund Raising Committee that there were other Friends of St. Patrick's Church Renovation Fund who are de facto Parishioners, however, due to their living away from the parish they would not be aware of the Confined Draw.

Now, through the wonders of technology in the form of the Parish Website,, we are able to invite everyone who may have had even some remote connection with St. Patrick's, an opportunity to participate and do their bit for the Church. The Parish Records show that some 43,000 baptisms and 12,526 marraiges have been celebrated at St. Patrick's, and it is to be assummed that many persons abroad would have some root here and may be listed in the Records. These records have been carefully maintained and are available to everyone for research, and hopefully, in the words of Fr. Christy, 'could consider themselves very fortunate to have been born in Cork------the real Capital of Ireland'!

How can I enter?

1. Send us your name and address through our email

2. We will send you your membership card with number, as above,and details regarding payment. (Simply convert your currency into 100 euro, that's the cost of membership and entry to our draw.)

3. The counterfoil will be stamped and lodged into the Draw on receipt of your cheque or Bank Draft in your currency, an acknowledgement will be forwarded to you within 10 days.

The name of each Friend of St. Patrick's will be entered on a specially designed Register, which shall be on permanent display within the Church's entrance vestibule.

At a suitable time, a Friends of St. Patrick's Mass will be celebrated in thanksgiving for the generosity of all those helped to secure the Church's structure for future generations.

The draw took place this morning after 12 noon Mass, the following is the list of winners;

No Amount Ticket No. Name Address
1st. €20,000
Mary Meehan Charlemount Tce. Wellington Road
2nd. €15,000
Christian Bros College Sydney Hill, Cork
3rd. €10,000
Neil O'Donovan Strawberry Hill, Cork
4th. €2,500
Denis Dennehy Lovers Walk, Tivoli, Cork
Sellers €1,000
St. Patrick's C U Lr. Glanmire Rd. Cork
6th. €100
Felicity Warren Ashleigh Drive, Skehard Road, Cork
7th. €100
Tom Holland c/o James McMahon Ltd., Water St.
9th. €100
Pascal Coffey Egerton Villas, Military Hill, Cork
10th. €100
Eileen Mc Mahon Richmond Hill, Cork
11th. €100
Anne & Declan Harrison St. Patrick's Tce, Magazine Road
12th. €100
Christian Bros College Sydney Hill, Cork
13th. €100
Christian Bros College Sydney Hill, Cork
14th. €100
Christian Bros College Sydney Hill, Cork
15th. €100
Gus Lenihan c/o Margaret Corcora, Cork
16th. €100
Liam Feehely Arderrow, Rathcooney, Cork
17th. €100
Paula O'Riordan Lr. Pauladuff Road, Cork
18th. €100
David Madden Lindville, Blackrock Road, Cork
19th. €100
Thomas O Murchu Tigh an TSagairt, Ath Mhaide.
20th. €100
Kathleen Lynch Assumption Road, Blackpool, Cork
21st. €100
Muriel Joy Castleview Tce. Lower Road, Cork
22nd. €100
Aidan O'Shaughnessy Common's Rd. Cork
23rd. €100
John O'Donovan Bantry, Co. Cork
24th. €100
K Murphy O'Conner Turners Cross, Cork
25th. €100
Maureen McCarthy Eagle Lodge, Summerhill Nth., Cork
26th. €100
Keith Buckley Aranmore Park, Mayfield, Cork
27th. €100
Christian Bros College Sydney Hill, Cork
28th. €100
Nuala O'Brien Lower Glanmire Rd. Cork
29th. €100
Jim Wilson Mowbray, Clofheen, Cork
30th. €100
Conner Manning c/o Quality Plastics, Whites Cross
31st. €100
Catherine Shanahan The Crescent, St. Luke's Cross, Cork

Canon Leader thanked all those Friends of St. Patrick's who contributed to this Fund Raising draw which was a complete success. He also thanked the members of the Fund Raising Committee who worked so hard over the past 18 months, and remarked that the pleasant part was now to come, spending the money and the paying of bills.

A number of volunteers from the congregation came forward to make the draw.

Noel Deasy, Chairman of the Fundraising Committee was MC for the morning, Peace Commissioner McGrath officiated, while Margaret Corcoran acted as 'runner' between the Draw Drum and the Draw Recorders, Pat Lane and Alison Walsh.

Left to right:

Neil O'Donovan, John Moone,( St. Patrick's Credit Union), Dr. Larry Jordan, (Principal, Cristian Brothers College) Canon Liam Leader, Mary Meehan, Pat Lane, Denis Dennehy.


Mary Meehan (overall winner), with family