Considerate locals repaint Blarney Road statues after vandalism attack

Considerate locals repaint Blarney Road statues after vandalism attack

The statues were desecrated earlier this week.

On Monday, the statues which have been targeted on a number of previous occasions, were desecrated by vandals who marred them with red paint and profanities. 

The statues were desecrated earlier this week.
The statues were desecrated earlier this week.

However, the statues have now been repainted by local residents - who added a touch of colour to the once all-white statues.

Praising their efforts, Sinn Féin councillor Mick Nugent said the residents did a fantastic job.

"In fairness to Noel, Paul Olden and the rest of the lads, they did a fantastic job of repairing and renewing the Calvary Cross on Blarney Road.

"Particularly during this difficult time, religion is a comfort for a lot of people and you'd see people taking a moment or two to pray at Calvary Cross.

Repainted statues on the Blarney Road. Picture: Mick Nugent.
Repainted statues on the Blarney Road. Picture: Mick Nugent.

"It's an iconic junction and the statues have been there since around 1961," he said.

Last week, Fianna Fáil councillor Tony Fitzgerald that the Gardaí had been informed of the issue and were monitoring activity in the area after the statues had been marked with red paint on a number of occasions over the past three weeks.

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