Re: Re: reordering and destruction of irish cathedrals – St Colmans Cathedral, Cobh
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They were imported from Italy as far as I know, and are mostly irish saints and local bishops – the one at the far right is Donnelly, who finished the cathedral (or maybe McNally who commissioned it, cannot remember) – you can see that he is cradling a model of the cathedral. The arcade is quite high up on the elevation to the N2
there is a similar arcade on the northern side
There were also a number of statues on plinths indoors – John the Baptist, st patrick, and two I cannot remember; gone… god knows where… all carrera marble, they stood at the foot of columns at the crossing and where the side chapels met the transepts
recently the statie of st macartan out front has been replaced with a more modern style statue
I must get something from home – when I was in school, I drew up all the elevations of the cathedral and any extant pieces of the original interior (some of which has since disappeared).