Monday 21 October 2019

Makeover for Heritage Park church

THE SMALL Church in the Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, is getting a brand new look as a part of ongoing redevelopments around the park.

The old stone roof, which was leaking heavily, is being replaced with a magnificent new roof of thick oak shingles.

The new oak shingle roof is said to be more in-fitting with the historical period of the rest of the park.

A spokesperson for the park said: 'A stone roof would have been very expensive, taken more time to put up and would have been more prone to leaks.

' The replacement roof with the oak shingles would have been very common on Irish churches a thousand years ago, and when it's all finished it will look quite impressive.'

The work is being carried out by well-known Wexford firm O'rourke's of Castlebridge, with traditional craftsman Brendan Mcgarry leading the team on the roof.

Work is scheduled to be finished in the next two weeks and the new roof with its heavy oak barge-boards, crossed at the top, will make a dramatic sight for any new visitors to the park.

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