An ambitious events space in Ballycotton, East Cork, Sea Church is a multidisciplinary venue housed in a fully refurbished Church of Ireland church.
Sea Church maintains its distinctive design attributes. This project has required attention to detail and the reuse of existing fixtures & features, including the pointed arch stained-glass windows, the slate roof, wrought-iron gates and oak panels.
The bell tower has also been repaired and revived so that it remains in situ.The church’s timber staircase has been restored to original specification. Paying due reverence to the church’s interiors, everything new that has been added works with the old, including a hanging light fitting that casts beautifully over the interior.
As St Colman’s was a protected building, conservation of the building was a key element. It has been an arduous process, respecting the historic site while trying to build a restaurant and music venue. The Sea Church project brings St. Colman’s church alive once again and eager with excitement and hope for what is to come for this special venue.