Thursday, 17 April 2014

‘Underwear, empty bottles’ found in Cathedral grounds

Items including women’s underwear, used condoms and empty vodka bottles are consistently being found in the vicinity of St. Nathy’s Cathedral in Ballaghaderreen, it was claimed this week. 

  A concerned Roscommon People reader contacted the paper to complain about this “extremely unpleasant and incredibly unsightly” state of affairs. 

  According to our correspondent, who provided their full name and address, people employed to clean the Cathedral have been confronted with the sight of “heavily soiled girls or women’s underwear, used sanitary towels, used condoms and copious amounts of vodka bottles and Bulmers cans, amongst other things.” 

  The reader’s letter in full reads as follows: 


Dear Sir,

I work for the NW Roscommon CDP in conjunction with FÁS. In the course of my employment I and others clean the local Cathedral at least once a week usually on a Monday morning around 8.30 am.

The last few weeks there have been occurrences of girls or women’s underwear, used sanitary towels, used condoms and copious amounts of vodka bottles and Bulmers cans amongst other things. Although you cannot point a finger at who could be doing these things, I would like to make these individuals aware that these discarded items do not just disappear by themselves, there are ordinary human beings clearing this up for them and it is extremely unpleasant and incredibly unsightly.

Yours sincerely, 

A Ballaghaderreen resident working for FÁS.

(Name and email address with Editor)