Councillor Paula McNamara welcomes the fact that work has started on the restoration of the Stations of the Cross in St Comanís Cemetery, Roscommon.
She said that this being the centenary year of St. Comanís Church in Roscommon, Canon Eugene McLoughlin was hoping to have the Stations of the Cross in St. Comanís cemetery repaired. Some of the Stations are in a bad state of repair due to age and the very severe winters we have had over the last few years.
The cost of having the Stations repaired (cleaning and having the mosaic restored) will cost approximately Ä30,000. Cllr. McNamara said fundraising for the project commenced last autumn with contributions to the parish office and coffee mornings being held. The amount raised to date by the parishioners is in the region of Ä6,000. Roscommon County Council gave a grant of Ä2,500 out of the local graveyard grants.
Some of the preliminary work has started with test patches being carried out on some of the stations. Hopefully, the work will be well in progress by the end of July, for the annual Mass in the cemetery.
Issue dated: 05 JULY 2012
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