Re: Re: reordering and destruction of irish cathedrals – St Colmans Cathedral, Cobh
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The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Charleville, Co. Cork.
The Sacred Heart Chapel.
The picture illustrates the devastation practised on this finely decorated chapel. The votive altar has been demolished. A very inappropriate badly cut lime-stone frame has been placed around the location of the original altar. In the reordering carried out under Seamus Corkery, this chapel was converted into a baptistry. The baptistry has now been located eleswhere and the chapel is redundant. The floor has been carpeted and the original highly decorated mosaic floor totally obliterated by the carpet. When the statue of the Sacred Heart returned, it was abandoned on the floor. SO far, there is no trace of the original altar .