Monday 13th May 2019 will mark the 125th Anniversary of the laying and blessing of the foundation stone of Holy Rosary Church. The foundation stone was blessed in 1894 by Archbishop Thomas Croke (Cashel and Emily) who had previously been a curate in Midleton. On a rainy Sunday, 13th May 1894, Archbishop Croke blessed the seven and a half ton foundation stone, blessing also the four corners that would eventually make up the church, and the place of the high altar which was marked by a wooden cross. After this, the building of the church took just two and a half years to complete, the Dedication ceremony taking place on October 14th 1896. The Dedication ceremony marks the beginning of the church’s use for worship. Another ceremony – the Consecration of the church – took place after all debts were paid off. This took place on 7th Oct 1928. The spire was completed and bell installed by 1st June 1908. A Holy Hour, including Rosary and Benediction (plus singing of Parish Choir) will take place on 13th May 2019 from 7.30 – 8.30pm.