Paddy Moyles inspects the damage. Photo: Ray Ryan

Vandals cause extensive damage to Monivea Mausoleum

GARDAI are investigating an attack on Monivea’s historic Mausoleum where extensive damage was caused in an incident last weekend.

A stained-glass window was smashed and marble sculptures desecrated in the main chapel, with further damage caused to a door leading out on to the roof of the structure that dates back to 1896.

The marble tabernacle was damaged and a finger snapped off a life-sized marble effigy of Robert Ffrench, the last male landlord of Monivea Demesne, for whom the Mausoleum was built.

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