Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches

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Praxiteles
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@Fearg wrote:

On the subject of McCarthy designed churches – St Patrick’s in Dungannon has recently undergone the usual tired old treatment:

http://www.parishofdungannon.com/Fund%20Raising/Concert%2021%20Sept/index.htm

and for the purposes of comparison – a shot from the Irish National Library’s collection:

http://digital.nli.ie/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/glassplates&CISOPTR=17614&CISOBOX=1&REC=3

Earlier in this thread and on another dedicated to JJ McCarthy, Praxiteles seems to recall that of the three major Gothic revival architects of the 19th century in Ireland (E.W. Pugin, Ashlin, McCarthy), it was McCarthy’s oeuvre which attracted the most vehement vandalism: just think of Monaghan Cathedral, St. Saviours in Dublin; Tramore, Co. Waterford. It would be worth a study to explore the psychological recesses of the mind-set responsible for such wreckage.

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