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The cross lit up above the Church of the Ascension in Gurranabraher Picture: Eddie O'Hare
The cross lit up above the Church of the Ascension in Gurranabraher Picture: Eddie O'Hare
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Cross lights the way again over Cork city

A SIGNIFICANT day has been marked for Gurranabraher parish as the cross of the Church of the Ascension was re-lit after more than a decade. 

The cross had been visible, day and night, all over the city until it fell into disrepair about 15 years ago.

“We thank those who petitioned over the years for the cross-light to be restored. The removal of trees earlier already made the building the central landmark looking north from any part of the city,” Fr Tomas Walsh said.

 7th October 2019 ..........EE Alan Healy The cross lit up above the Church of the Ascension in Gurranabraher Picture: Eddie O'Hare
7th October 2019 ..........EE Alan Healy The cross lit up above the Church of the Ascension in Gurranabraher
Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Work was recently completed on major repairs to the roof of the Church of the Ascension at a cost of more than €500,000.

Most of this sum has been raised in the form of a loan from AIB Bank, the rest by local efforts of the church community.

Over the coming years, the community in Gurranabraher will be focused on clearing the debt.