Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork
Looking again at the famous Conservation management Plan for Cobh Cathedral, it is interesting to note that one of the recommendations for the future security of the building is teh constitution of an professional body with responsibility for its general and exceptional maintenance. It is also recommended that the members of this body should be conservation specialists and that the overall supervision fo the fabric be entrusted to a professional surveyor.
Two things abut this: it illustrates the complete collapse of any clerical ability properly to administer a building such as Cobh cathedral – indeed a steep decline from the days of Bishop Robert Browne who knew exactly what he was about when he finished the building process.
Secondly, it is rather peculiar that the Heritage Council spent Euro 40,000 on a report destined to tell a few incompetent clerics to clean their rainwater goods and entrust the maintenance of the fabric to a professional body when they could have learned as much from reading this thread over the past two years. Amazing ….