God's Cottage was originally built as the Caretaker's Cottage by the Office of Public Works. The final resident was Peggy Byrne, a well known character in the area, who, as well as being a daily Mass goer, operated her own little repository from the cottage, selling booklets and medals etc.
When the cottage went up for sale in 2010, it was bought by Fr. Thady Doyle, who, with the assistance of architect, Perry Kelly, designed the Prayer Centre, and oversaw the actual conversion work. God's Cottage Charitable Trust was set up to own and to operate the centre.
For the full details of the purchase, see the website http://www.jesuspowerministries.org.
The Cottage cost €400,000 and a further €130,000 was spent converting it into the Prayer Centre and adding on the Repository.
Then in 2015, the field behind the Cottage and the old sawmill yard were bought for €300,000. Currently we are in the process of seeking planning permission for the development of the buildings in the sawmill yard.
Donations towards this work would be greatly appreciated.
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