Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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Re Oral Hearing into the reordering of Cobh Cathedral.
Attached is a statement of evidence produced by Denis Reidy, parish priest of Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. In the Cobh Cathedral saga this must surely be the real ethnic in the wood-pile, the grey eminence hiding behind the throne, always advising but never around to take the flack. This gentleman has no professional qualification of any kind to make a ststement on anything relating to the history of art, architecture or even higher theology. Indeed, he is not qualified to drove cattle!
In the course of his evidence, he made so bold as to correct a statement made in the evidence of Terry pender to the effect that a conservation study commissioned from Carrig in Dublin had not been funded by the Heritage Council but by the Restoration Fund. That was very peculiar because the He
ritage Council, when asked about this subject, replied in writing that it had funded the conservation Report. Interestingly, both Reidy and his associates in the wreckage of the Cathedral disgarded the findings of the Carrig Report and relied on their own “competence” to make an assessment of the historical and architectural significance of the building they were about to attempt to decimate.