Video: Drive to fix damaged crypts at St Patrick’s

Video: Drive to fix damaged crypts at St Patrick’s

The crypt at St Patrick’s Church, Lower Glanmire Road, where some damage was done when part of the ceiling in the vault of the crypt collapsed. A musical evening to raise funds for the repair costs will be held in the church on May 23. Picture: Denis Minihane

THE extensive crypts below St Patrick's Church on the Lower Glanmire road have been damaged recently.

A concert is taking place next week to raise funds to pay for the cost of the repairs.

There are 60 vaults in the Crypt and still houses about 16 coffins, dating back as far as 1856.

The Church itself was built in 1832. The Architect was George Richard Pain who with his brother James also designed other important buildings in Cork including the Courthouse.

The church was built to a classical design and constructed in limestone. Annie Moore, the first immigrant to arrive at Ellis Island in New York was baptised in St Patrick's.

As a result of the collapse of the underground roof of the vaults in the crypt, the floor of the Church needed immediate renovation. These repairs have been completed but now need to be paid for.

The damage to the vaults occurred naturally over time as the original brick work had a lifespan of approximately 100 years.

The concert takes place in the Church on Tuesday, May 23 at 8pm.

The crypt at Patrick's Church, Lower Glanmire Road, where some damage was done when part of the ceiling in the vault of the crypt collapsed. Pictured in the crypt are some of the fund raising committee (from left) Pat Lane, Pat O'Brien, committee chairman, and John Keating.Picture: Denis Minihane.
The crypt at Patrick's Church, Lower Glanmire Road, where some damage was done when part of the ceiling in the vault of the crypt collapsed. Pictured in the crypt are some of the fund raising committee (from left) Pat Lane, Pat O'Brien, committee chairman, and John Keating.Picture: Denis Minihane.

Soloist Linda Kenny will join the Cork City Male Voice Choir, the Cork Prison Officers Choir and The Choir of St Patricks Church. Musical Director for the evening is Joe Leake.

Tickets cost €10 and are available from the Sacristy at Mass Times as well as at the door on the night.

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