The restoration of a well-known local man’s house, which was severely damaged by fire in October, is nearing completion, thanks to the efforts of local volunteers.
Tom, or T. Hill as he’s widely known in Roscommon town, was lucky to escape uninjured when a fire broke out at the house on Henry Street on Sunday, October 25th.
The interior of the house, which was uninsured, was gutted in the blaze and Tom has been staying with neighbours and friends ever since.
The local community rallied in the immediate aftermath of the fire and set up a fundraising committee in order to restore Tom’s house in time for Christmas. The restoration is now nearing completion thanks to the huge efforts of local tradespeople who have volunteered for the work.
Phenomenal progress has seen the work so far completed in just over three weeks with local building contractor, Gerry Dervin, coordinating the efforts of volunteers.
The restoration committee has organised a GoFundMe campaign (The T Hill House Restoration Fund), to raise the necessary finance to pay for the required materials and fittings. A bank account has been set up in Permanent TSB Roscommon under the name of ‘The T Hill House Restoration Fund. The account details are – IBAN: IE78IPBS99074530148657, BIC: IPBSIE2D.
Members of the committee will also accept donations. All donations will be recorded and receipted.
Those involved in the restoration include: Treasurer James Hoare (087-2872055), Chairman Charlie Hunt (086-8330663), Secretary Gerry Browne (087-2808225), Stephanie Donlon (086-1690384), Frank Beatty, (086-8064475), and project coordinator, Gerry Dervin (086-2546467).