Bubbly and cake tops off roof works at Saint George’s

Aeriel photos of Saint George’s during roof construction work, courtesy of David J. McCarthy of Fermoy.

It was time for celebration in Mitchelstown a few days ago (albeit a quiet one) when the last of 8,000 slates was placed on the roof of Saint George’s Arts and Heritage Centre.

It marked the final stage of a €235,000 restoration of the roof of Saint George’s, which now goes into a new phase of restoration and conservation, details of which will be announced next week. It also marked the best ‘good news story’ out of Mitchelstown in the past year of setbacks and disappointments caused by Covid.

“A year ago, we had €3,500 left in the bank and were in the depths of Covid-19 restrictions when the Department of Heritage announced that they were granting €116,000 to replace the roof in Saint George’s,” project’s manager and chairman, Bill Power informed The Avondhu.

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