Restored statue of the Sacred Heart is returned to Saint Mel’s Cathedral

//Restored statue of the Sacred Heart is returned to Saint Mel’s Cathedral

The beautifully restored statue of the Sacred Heart was replaced this week in Saint Mel’s Cathedral in Longford.

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James Snell of Conservation & Restoration has worked with great care since September at putting the four sections back together again. A new plinth has also been created.

To really appreciate the superb and painstaking restoration work carried out by James Snell of Conservation & Restoration, some file pics of the statue and surrounding area from just after the fire have been added.

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Compare them to today’s pictures and the scale of the restoration work becomes evident.

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The return of this beautiful piece is the latest addition to the restoration work in the cathedral which was destroyed by a fire in the early hours of Christmas morning 2009. The restored cathedral re-opened in December 2014.

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2016-04-15T07:42:12+00:00 April 15th, 2016|News|