Roscrea’s Abbey Hall is the focus of a community initiative which will enhance its value to the community, carry out necessary renovation and development work and ultimately provide the town of Roscrea and its hinterland with the facilities of a state of the art theatre together with enhancing its existing community office, meeting rooms and hall facilities. The whole project would cost in the region of €750,000 which it is hoped will be financed by local contributions and with the help of state and exchequer funding.
It is intended that the work would be done in three stages and it is planned that the first stage will be carried out in the autumn with an approximate cost of €137,000. There will be a public launch of the development plans on Wednesday night August 25th in the Abbey Hall at which it is hoped that large numbers will attend. Meanwhile the Board of Directors of Roscrea Abbey Community Centre are inviting everyone to become members of the Abbey Hall Company by making a financial contribution (€25 minimum) and indicating their desire to be a member of the Company. To those who may not wish to be members of the Company, the Board of Directors invite people to buy a slate for the new roof for as much as they wish (minimum €10).
As Roscrea Abbey Community Centre Ltd is a registered charity self employed people who make a contribution in any year of €250 or excess thereof will have their contribution fully tax deductible. Those who pay tax in the PAYE sector and who may be on the higher rate of tax, by contributing €250 the Abbey Hall development would benefit by an extra €166.
In such case therefore for every €250 donated by a top rate tax payer the Abbey Hall would get €416.00. For a standard rate taxpayer a donation of €250 would mean a total benefit to the Abbey Hall of €312.50.
Those individuals or organisations wishing to support this very worthwhile community initiative and for a share in its ownership are invited to do so by contacting Susan at the Abbey Hall Community Office (phone 0505 23183) or by contacting any one of the Board of Directors who are John Lupton (Chairman) Lilian Delaney (Secretary) Paddy Bergin (Treasurer) Paddy Collison (Asst. Treasurer) Eamon Phelan, John Guilfoyle, Ger Coughlan, Theresa Bowe, Brendan Keeshan and Emmet Arrigan.