Cullenâ€™s support for restoration of cathedrals recognised
Minister for Transport Martin Cullen has been presented with the John Roberts Prize in recognition of his support for the restoration of the cityâ€™s two John Roberts-designed Cathedrals.
The wording of the citation is as follows: â€œThis is in recognition of the outstanding support that he, while Minister with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and later as Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, gave towards the restoration of the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity commonly known as Christ Church, Waterford and the Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Waterford.
â€œThe generous financial support for the restoration projects undertaken in both cathedrals has ensured that Robertsâ€™ seminal building, Christ Church, and his final masterpiece, the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, will remain icons of Waterford cityâ€™s architectural heritage and are preserved for present and future generations to enjoy and worship within.â€
The presentation of the award took place as part of the John Roberts Weekend in the Municipal Gallery, Greyfriars, on Sunday last at the opening of the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2004 exhibition by Mr. Tony Reddy, President of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.
Â© Waterford News and Star
Ah Marty - Sure hes becoming a bit of a national monument himself