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Balla Church Newsletter 10th December 2017

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December update on works at St Cronan’s

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church 4WORK ON THE CHURCH is continuing. Most of the raking out of the joints is now done. It is very slow work – as particularly it has revealed that a lot of water has been trapped within the gable wall for some time. That water has to be removed before grouting and repointing begins. The coping stones at the top of the gable wall will be lifted off and all the damaged lead replaced. Our Architect is very happy with the work carried out. Again many thanks to all who are contributing extra in the weekly envelope and to the individuals, families and organisations that have made specific donations. It is this generosity that is enabling this essential work to take place.

Please click hereto see a fascinating up close and personal report where you will see images of the work in the December report to the parish.

Balla Church and monastic site

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More stunning pictures of St Cronan’s, taken by local undertaker Michael Durkan of irishgraveyards.ie  on a fine November day.  The photographs include images of our recently restored Blessed Well and the famous round tower here in Balla, remnants of a c.6th Century monastic site.

Thanks to Balla Community Council for the co-ordination of the restoration project, another symbol of a parish community contribution to restoring the past and enhancing the future.