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The Friends of St James' Dingle is a voluntary non-profit organisation, formally registered as a CLG in January 2019.

Its main objective is to raise funds to conserve this
historic church and graveyard, and to enhance and secure it's use in the 21st century as a

shared spiritual cultural space and a
valuable community resource.

Historic buildings require constant maintenance and repair and St James' Church is no exception. To conserve this iconic building and improve its facilities for the future over €600,000 is required.

The Friends of St James' Dingle are working hard to raise money to fund this project and are grateful for all donations received which may be made securely via PayPal.

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St James' Church Dingle Restoration Plans

In 2015, a survey of necessary structural work determined
that the church building needs attention throughout.

Immediate requirements to ensure the church’s future include:

  • Removal of woodworm and wet rot under the stage and altar area

  • Attention to windows due to rotting timbers and gaps in the mortar

  • Repairs to the roof tower and stairwell to the balcony

  • Electricity upgrade

  • Improved fire alarm and escape routes

Additional improvements will include:

  • Additional seating

  • A stage area

  • Water line into the building

  • A disabled toilet facility and small kitchenette

  • New heating system


Can you volunteer your time?

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Every great project needs helping hands.


The Friends of St James' Dingle is looking for volunteers skilled in finance, funding, fundraising and with time to spare who wish to join our team and be part of the effort to save this iconic building.

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