The 173 year old former Church of Ireland Bredagh Old School has been given a new lease of life as a community venue in Carrigallen.
The school was built in 1840 but it later fell into disrepair. After major renovation work in recent months it will be re-opened this Saturday, October 12.
As a result of Rural Development LEADER funding it was possible fit a new kitchen and toilets, dry line, construct a stone wall and car parking space, renovate floors, instal central heating, complete electrical work and fit new stairs.
The Old School will now be used as a Church and Community venue. Bishop Ferran Glenfield, Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh will dedicate Bredagh Old School and officially open it on Saturday at 3pm.
The service will be held in the Church beside the school and afterwards refreshments will be served in the Old School. Visitors can then view the renovations and look at photographs from the school days.
Fundraising is ongoing for the renovations and a collection will be taken up on Saturday to help. If you wish to give a donation contact Mervyn Richardson, Treasurer or any member of Bredagh Old School committee.