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Refurbishments planned for Tuam Cathedral

Plans have been submitted for refurbishments to Tuam Cathedral sanctuary.

St. Jarlath’s Diocesan Trust have submitted a planning application with Galway county council for refurbishments to the 19th century cathedral, a protected structure.

The Cathedral of the Assumption on Bishop Street in Tuam has been the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Tuam since 1837.

The diocesan trust wants to refurbish the cathedral’s Reredos, a decorative screen behind the alter, as well as removing some more modern fitting and replacing them with fresh ones.

Tuam archdiocese requested that the sanctuary be re-ordered to make it more suitable for religious ceremonies taking place there, correcting issues that arose from previous works in the 90s.

Since Tuam Cathedral is a protected structure, any intervention that would alter the character of the structure requires planning permission.

Plans for the renovations were presented to the local community at a public meeting last October attended by Archbishop Michael Neary.

Public feedback was incorporated into the plans submitted to the county council.

Galway county council is due to make a decision in relation to this planning application by February 19.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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