Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches

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In relation to Jim Duffy’s article in the Irish Times, I think it needs to said that the destruction of Ireland’s ecclesiastical architectural heritage is not something exclusive to the Catholic Church (as the cocktail party people might think) and I doubt that, for example the Church of Ireland record is any better: think for example of the stripping of the roof from the Cathedral on the Rock of Cashel or on the 19th century Guinness financed “restoration” of Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin which was much criticised at the time. Then there are the small disused parish churches throughout the country that have been razed to the ground.

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