Benefit night to help save Palmerstown parish centre

Benefit night to help save Palmerstown parish centre

By Maurice Garvey

A BENEFIT night to save Palmerstown parish centre takes place tomorrow, Friday, April 20, at St Lorcan’s Boys National School, at 8pm.

In February, The Echo reported that the centre was to close due to the parish being unable to afford the approximate €200,000 required for building repairs.

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A benefit night will be held to save the Palmerstown parish centre

The parish centre contained numerous community facilities and groups, including a day care facility for the elderly, and delivered up to 400 ‘meals on wheels’ per week.

Parish priest Canon Tony Reilly, said they had no funds to bring the fire alarm system, emergency lighting and fire safety up to the required health and safety standards.

A spokesperson for the Archdiocese, told The Echo at the time that funding was not a possibility due to the centre being a community facility.


Residents were devastated at the loss, and have organised a benefit night to raise funds to ‘save the parish centre.’

The night will feature live entertainment with music and poetry, with the Percy French Troubadours and guests.

Tickets are €15 (including programme) and available from Manor Hair Studio, Palmerstown parish office, and the sacristy at St Philomena’s Church.

A GoFundMe page has also been set up at