Fundraising Progress

Since we launched our ambitious Chapel Renovation Appeal on April 11th, together we have now raised €410,000. This is just over 91% of our target of €450,000.

92% funded
Thank you

A wonderful response from all our supporters – congregation, parents and past pupils. Thank you for your financial support, your commitment, encouragement and for inviting family and friends to get involved. We can be proud of what we have achieved. Read the recent renovation update letter from Fr. Michael Troy here.

Final 3 weeks

We are completing the snag list and working hard to raise the final €40,000 so we reach our target and end our Appeal with no borrowings. If you have not had the opportunity yet to make a donation please consider doing so now. It will make all the difference. A statement of account will be available when the Fundraising Appeal ends on October 11th, just six months after launch and hopefully having reached our target! Thank you.

Charitable Donation Scheme Reminder

If you are a taxpayer and have made a donation of €250 this could be worth up to an extra €112 to us at no extra cost to you. Please complete and return the CHY4 form to us if you wish at:
Terenure College, Templeogue Rd., Dublin 6W. Scanned copies can be emailed to (Name of eligible charity: Whitefriars Ltd. CHY 5894).

More Info Download CHY4 FORM
Timelapse Video of Preparation for Opening Mass

Renovation Timeline

  • Renovation Appeal Launched through letters, mailshot, social media and emails to all our friends and supporters – congregation, parents and past pupils.
  • Very positive reaction to project with words of encouragement and pledges of support
  • Finalize works to be completed
  • Run Fundraising Campaign
  • 10th – Last Sunday Mass in College Chapel
  • 12th to 20th – Chapel completely cleared for start of renovation works, thanks to hard work of 5th year pupils.
  • 23rd – End of State Exams so work can begin in earnest with the errection of scaffolding. Contractors move on to Chapel site.
  • External gable wall removed and complete chapel brickwork treated
  • Electrical refit begins
  • Cleaning and preparation for complete repainting
  • Seating removed for renewal
  • Organ on order and under construction in England/Germany
  • 27th – Completion date for Renovation Project
  • 9th & 10th – Celebration and Thanksgiving weekend (a date for your diary!
  • 11th – Campaign closes, 6 months after launch, thank you for your support!


See how the work is progressing on the chapel

Opening Mass

Celebration & Thanksgiving Weekend

Late August

Early August