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Bags of €16,000 in punts found behind statue in Cork church

Two members of the parish staff found the donation when cleaning.

St Patrick's Church, Millstreet
St Patrick's Church, Millstreet
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A DONATION OF €16,000 was found behind a statue of St Therese in a church in Cork.

The money was in punts and in bags saying “For the Church”.

The discovery at St Patrick’s Church in Millstreet was made by two members of the parish staff when they were cleaning around the statue.

Parish Priest John Fitzgerald told TheJournal.ie, “I have no idea who made the donation but we are very grateful.

The church has a restoration debt of €2.4 million so that’s what the donation will be used for.

Asked about the reaction of the parish, Father Fitzgerald said,

Some people are saying that it’s conscience money but nobody really knows anything. It was a completely anonymous donation.

He said the money was found some weeks back but that it had to be cleared by the Central Bank first because it was in old money.

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