Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches

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johnglas
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Just too sad for words. If it is to be restored, then you can only hope that some attempt is made to bring it back to something resembling the pre-Vat II condition.
Does anyone have any pics of the Harry Clarke glass? Was it HC himself or the studio?
This disaster underscores the need foe a review of historic stained glass (sacred and secular), which is incredibly vulnerable to damage from a variety of sources. Can it be protected at all,especially from wind and fire damage? There is also a need for buildings like St Mel’s to have a proper board of management, with access to expert (but disinterested) advice on issues of management and maintenance. If the fire was due to a poorly-maintained boiler, then that is as criminal as arson.

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