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RCCG Christ the King Parish

An international church continues its reach in County Mayo.

While the Redeemed Christian Church of God has been in existence internationally for almost 50 years, its roots in Ireland have only begun to take hold.

Having originally been part of a parish in Ballyhaunis, a request to establish another parish in the more populated town of Castlebar in 2008 was taken up by the current Pastor, Isaac Safo Ankoma. Starting with a small group in the local community, the congregation has grown to approximately 100 people. 

Our team worked with the church to assist with all costs associated with the completion of internal upgrade works of their newly acquired premises which the church use as a community centre and place of worship.

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“We had an excellent experience with Community Finance Ireland who provided wonderful customer service. The funding we received allowed our organisation to purchase and refurbish our own property. This has enabled our organisation to assist with effectively integrating people from our community from all walks of life.”

Isaac Safo-Ankoma, Pastor RCCG Christ the King Parish

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Fenagh Development Company Ltd

Providing the local area with a tourist information hub.

Open seven days a week, the Fenagh Visitor Centre is an information hub for local people in the parish as well as tourist visitors from further afield. In addition to this, the main hall acts as a Heritage Centre showcasing the history and heritage of the local Fenagh area, a children’s indoor play area and birthday party venue, as well as a meeting and classes space for local group. There is also a small café, office and car parking.

Our team were delighted to provide the Centre with a bridging facility that enabled them to drawdown a Leader Grant towards the refurbishment works at the Visitor Centre.

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“Community Finance Ireland have helped make our dreams a reality. We recently held our first all-centre exhibition at Fenagh Visitor Centre to mark the 101st anniversary of the Selton Hill ambush. The funding helped us to renovate our space. We now have a dedicated exhibition room to show off the fantastic local history of Fenagh. We also have a much improved kitchen to provide food and drinks to visitors at the centre. This funding has helped us to expand what we offer at Fenagh Visitor Centre, which has in turn helped us reach out to and engage a much wider and more diverse audience in our work.”

Jennie O’Hara, Supervisor Fenagh Development Company