Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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It would be incredible to envisage for one moment that St. Mel’s Cathedral will be restored to anything like its previous incarnation or former glory..that somehow from the ashes a building as venerable will again arise..I’m not saying its not possible but we have to look at the track record here.
I pray they make good use of & re-instate the original high altar and pulpit which were relegated to the crypt during the Ray Carroll makeover. Though some pressure may have to be applied to achieve this.
This pic is doing the rounds on some chat rooms…You can see how the limestone column to the right has deteriorated from the intense heat of the fire.
Calcification is the official term I believe.. picture seems to be taken though a window in N transept, you can see the sanctuary steps and remains of the ray carroll altar just to the right of the leftmost pillar, with the ambo to the far left. So that means the S transept is straight ahead, if the HC window had blown out, I’d expect to see some daylight in the distance..
Looks like some of the marble panelling has survived on the far walls..