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Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage support essential roofing works at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

December 17, 2020  Posted in: News, Roof Appeal

We are delighted to announce that a total of €1 million has been allocated to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral to ensure completion of repair of the main roof.

The funding was announced today by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, TD and Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD.

Commenting on the announcement, the Dean and Ordinary of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, the Very Reverend Dr William Morton, said: “My gratitude to the Department is immeasurable for the kindness behind this major grant of €1million to the Roof project of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.”

“This most welcome donation towards this essential work will ensure that the Cathedral is conserved and continues to serve as one of Ireland’s top listed buildings in terms of heritage and culture in the widest sense – ecclesiastically, musically, architecturally, and economically – as a destination ever increasing in popularity in the higher regions of visitors’ ‘must see’ list in Dublin,”.

 “Saint Patrick’s Cathedral offers a rich and compelling cultural experience, and this grant strikes a chord of optimism that 2021 and beyond will augur well in terms of the return of visitors – national and international – whom we look forward to welcoming to our vibrant cathedral community. ”

 “I wish to offer my deepest thanks to Minister Darragh O’Brien, Minister of State in his department, Malcolm Noonan, and former Minister of Heritage, Josepha Madigan, for all their much appreciated help and support.”


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