Ophelia: Pat Sheehan interviewed about Kilcorney Church

Unfortunately St. Nicholas’ Church in Kilcorney lost part of its roof yesterday during Storm Ophelia, but thankfully no-one was hurt. Today, Pat Sheehan from Kilcorney NS Board of Management was interviewed on RTE Radio 1 by Evelyn O’Rourke about what happened, and what will happen. Listen to the interview from 2:25 in the RTE Podcast below:

Photo from the Irish Times

Cork community vows to repair storm damage to church (Irish Times)

Church devastated by Storm Ophelia will take at least four months to repaid (Irish Independent)

Video: The wind in Kilcorney

How we escaped without major damage is just beyond me. #ophelia

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Update: (21 December 2017)

Audio: Pat Sheehan was reinterviewed on RTE Radio 1 today, so see how repairs to the St.Nicholas’ Church Kilcorney are progressing. The roof was covered in the days after the storm with the help of local businesses and local people, and the church set up in the local community hall. Repairs will not be completed until next summer at best. Lisen to the interview in the RTÉ podcast here. [1]

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Update: Kilcorney Church in April 2018, during the Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run (pic)

 

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