Restoration and repair work to St Patrick's Church in Fermoy began last week as scaffolding went up on the exterior of the building.
The building, completed in the 1820s, requires significant refurbishment and restoration both externally and internally and last week, phase 1 of a planned programme of works got underway.
According to Fr Brian Boyle, the first of the works involved the repair of three pinnacles, specialised work which is currently being carried out by Gebel & Helling Conservation Ltd.
Pinnacles are the pointed stone structures placed around the gables for decoration and phase 1 of the works include the removal, refurbishment and storage of 16 pinnacle statues and the sealing of the building.
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