Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches

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St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork

Here we ahve a photograph from teh Lawrence collection taken mid-1890s whowing Harrison’s tympan in situ.

We know that the plans for the west facade were drawn up in 1888 and building was underway in 1889. From this photograph, we can note the coat of arms of the then recently appointed Bishop of Cloyne, Robert Browne -appointed in 1894. So, the photograph is post June 1894 and Harrison’s tympan is then in situ. A further archival excavation should allow us to determine fairly accurately when exactly the tympan was installed.

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