With funds allocated by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, Marsh’s has been able to make some much needed repairs to the fabric.
Since we received the good news of the allocation of up to €120,000, we’ve been working hard with our conservation architects, Howley Hayes, and with our contractors, to carry out a programme of works designed to safeguard the building and its collections into the future.
One of the priorities was the ongoing programme of repair to the windows, which were a serious concern because of the risks posed by their poor state.
The earliest windows had already been repaired: this time it was the turn of the nineteenth-century sashes, which were very much in need of attention. Now we can enjoy the view of the cathedral through the carefully preserved historic glass, with less worry about security, dust, and draughts!
There’s more to be done and we are grateful to the Department for their continuing support.