Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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Pulpits were once an integral featue of every major church. They were often elaborate and, in teh French tradition of preaching, were faced by a tribune for the clergy. In the vandalistic iconoclasm of the 1970s and 1980s, with a few rare exceptions, they ahve all but disappeared from Irish churches.
Here are some examples of French 18th. century pulpits happily still in situ thanks to the work of the beaux arts:
The pulpit in the Cathedral of St. AndrÃ© in Bordeaux:
The Marian pulpit in the church of Notre Dame in bordeaux:
The pulpit in the church of St. Michel, Bordeaux