From todays Examiner. I like the whimsical way the piece is written but the size is quite small and the 2 bedrooms to come is a bit scarily small. I would imagine the rebuild costs would be quite large
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JENKINSTOWN, KILKENNY €99,000
Sq m: 90 (969 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 2 (to come)
BER rating: Exempt
Plans to be re-born have been drawn up for this beautiful Co Kilkenny stone church but, the lack of finance means the stone mason who bought it with a grand design in mind won’t be acting on them.
A better hereafter was dreamt of by mason, and TV’s Grand Designs aficionado Mark Stewart when he bought this moody 1796 structure, Odagh Church, built as a Church of Ireland Board of First Fruits church with three-storey bell-tower. It held its last service in 1957, and the roof was removed in 1980.
Now, full planning is secured (Feb 2012) for a renovation and conversion to two-bed (but it could accommodate four), part-three storey dwelling, with open plan living area, with design by Extend Architects in Dublin, who’ve got a YouTube video online of how it could look once completed.
It’s for sale via Kilkenny agent Clodagh Daly, guiding €99,000.
On a half acre off the N77, it’s built on bedrock and has sound foundations (sounds biblical?), adjoins a small cemetery, and has a number of neo-Gothic details — ‘good bones’, quips the proud owner.