A local committee has been established in Kilcommon to help raise funds for the restoration and repair of a house extensively damaged by fire on Good Friday of this year.
The home at Loughbrack, Kilcommon, Thurles was destroyed when fire took hold, but luckily nobody was injured in the incident, despite the significant damage caused. The roof has to be replaced in it’s entirety and the family lost all of their belongings in the tragedy also which shocked locals who were, nonetheless, very thankful that there was not serious injury or loss of life.
And, those locals are now rallying round the unfortunate family with the establishement of a committee to facilitate the raising of funds for the refurbishment of the home which is situated snugly in the picturesque surrounds of Loughbrack.
A number of events are in the pipeline including a benefit cycle and walk on Saturday, July 12th. Registration takes place in Kilcommon Village Hall at 5:00pm and refreshments will be served after the event. Events include a 20kn cycle, a 50km cycle, a Pilgrim Loop walk, and a 10km leisurely road walk.
House to house collections have also taken place in the parish and the committee expresses it’s thanks to the locals for their huge support for such a worthwhile cause. This really is all about supporting local parishioners and neighbours in their time of need, and tremendous credit is due to those who have contributed, and who are organising the various events in the parish.
You can imagine the sense of shock and loss that the unfortunate family felt when they realised their home had been destroyed by fire. Not only was their home destroyed, but also their belongings. They were literally left with nothing. However, something which fire had not taken from them was their many neighbours and friends who have rallied round and come to their aid in very practical ways. Community spirit is certainly alive in Kilcommon and thanks to the efforts of the local people, not only are there plans in train to refurbish the home, but the family’s spirits have been lifted considerably by the efforts and they are determined to get back to living in their home as soon as possible.
If you can help out in any way or would like to make a donation to the fund, please contact 086 2754348. Your support would be greatly appreciated.