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OUR LADY OF LOURDES GROTTO VANDALISED

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7 Oct 2011 Comments Off on OUR LADY OF LOURDES GROTTO VANDALISED
OUR LADY OF LOURDES GROTTO VANDALISED

By Veronica Corr Last Thursday night, the grotto incorporating the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes on Castle Street, commonly known as the Convent Hill adjoining the Ardee Road, was vandalised. The statue was so badly smashed that it has been deemed beyond repair. Local people on their way to Mass on Friday morning discovered that the statue had been destroyed and reported the vandalism to long-term caretaker Eddie Byrne. The statue was presented to Brother Serenus by a nun in Portadown, and he decided to erect the shrine, which was unveiled ...