Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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Thanks Sangallo. That is just the thing for Mallow. If nothing else, it will certainly be noticed. As Sirius says, the flooding problem is not insurmountable. Were the great Professor Cathal O’Neill engaged to draw up plans for this one, his brief should include instructions to make it look as much like Venice as possible. The idea being that Mallow would displace Antewrp and then become the Venice of the Far-North! The stilt solution would also serve the purpose of allowing the good professor to install a marina under the cathedral to accomodate the arrival and departure of gondolas. Of course, a rather larger berth would be needed near the sacristy end to accomodate the arrival and departure of the episcopal bucentaur – but that should not be an insurmountable problem for the man who made over Drogheda railway station.
I am inclined to think that three solutions for the Mallow Cathedral site could be put to the Cloyne Historical Churches Commission (HACK) for recommedation (making sure to tell them that only one option can be chosen):
A. The fortress approach which would require the building of some rather grim fortifications against the Blackwater. The HACK would be unlikely to go along with that as it would it would regard the attendant reduction or loss of the “caring” aspect of the building too much to handle.
B. The Venitian remedy and a stilthed – solution base ever so roughly on the C