Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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On the subject of St. Mel’s…not sure if anyone ever answered this one for you Praxiteles… the present colour scheme is not original as I know it was repainted in the late 1950’s… there is no stencilling on this ceiling whatsoever… it is decorative plasterwork picked out in greys & pinks highlighted in gold leaf…the crossbanding effect across the panels is dust that’s settled on the plaster where there are no rafters above (for some strange reason!)
St Mel’s was completly decorated with elaborate stencil designs on the ceiling panels and walls in 1925 by J Hodkinson & Sons , Limerick. This work is , as far as I know, all painted out now, however some photos do exist of this work.