- Grant Awarded:
- Year Awarded: 2022
- Project Supported: window repairs
- Funding Source: IGS London
- NIAH Listing: https://www.buildingsofireland...
Through the support of IGS London, the IGS awarded a grant for urgent works undertaken in 2021 to a gothic stairwell window in Saint George’s church, Mitchelstown. These works formed one part of an ambitious project to restore and conserve the building to provide a range of heritage, arts and cultural activities for the region of mid-Munster.
The construction of Saint George’s was commenced in 1801 through funding from Caroline, Countess of Kingston and modified and enlarged in in 1830-31 to the designs of the architects James and George Richard Pain. Today, its two-stage 33m high tower is the most prominent feature in Mitchelstown and, following its deconsecration in 2017, the church is the subject of a €1m fundraising campaign to safeguard its future. More information is available on https://www.saintgeorgesmitown.com/home.