CALLS TO BRING MARY BACK TO PROMI­NENCE

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS - BY HUBERT MUR­PHY

THERE are grow­ing calls for the iconic im­age of the Our Lady to be re­stored to promi­nence at Our Lady of Lour­des Hos­pi­tal.

The im­age has looked across the town of Drogheda for decades from a po­si­tion on the top of the hos­pi­tal.

But the new multi-mil­lion euro ex­ten­sion to the hos­pi­tal now means that it is vir­tu­ally blocked from view.

There have even been calls for the statue to be moved by crane while one is still on site as part of the ex­ten­sion.

Cllr Frank God­frey says he has re­ceived a num­ber of com­ments about the statue.

‘It should be moved to a po­si­tion where it can be seen from all an­gles,’ he stated.

‘ This statue has been like a guardian an­gel look­ing down on Drogheda for years,’ he added.

He says works should be done while the ex­ten­sion is be­ing built.

The iconic im­age on top of Our Lady of Lour­des is now blocked by the new ex­ten­sion to the hos­pi­tal.

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