Leinster Leader 15th April 1961
TURF VILLAGE’S NEW CHURCH
Stone Ceremony on Sunday Week
The foundation stone of the Church being built at Cooleragh, Coill Dubh, County Kildare, will be laid on Sunday week after eleven o’clock Maas, by Most Rev. Dr. Keogh, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin. The Church is rising on a site donated by Mr. Robin Cusack. Mr. A.H. Lardner, B.Arch, M.R.I.A.I., Dublin, is the architect, and Mr. J. Geraghty, Celbridge, the contractor. The site was blessed and the first sod turned by Right Rev. Monsignor Miller, P.P., V.F., Droichead Nua, in mid-February.
This will be the fourth Church in the parish of Clane. The Church will be for the people of Coill Dubh and surrounding districts, and able to accommodate about 520. Its necessity has being brought about through the coming into being of the village which sprang from local Bord na Mona bog development works.
A board hostel near the village has been used for years for Mass. Long before that in fact from the start of bog operations there, a hostel a little further away had been in use.
The cost of construction and furnishing is expected to be £35,000. Subscriptions may be sent to any of the parish clergy, Very Rev. J. Doyle, P.P.; Rev. P. Keogh, C.C.; Rev. C. Cullen, C.C. and will be gratefully acknowledged.
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