The Cathedral after the works. Photo: Adrian Donohoe.

Major energy saving work completed at Cathedral

Work has been completed on a major project at the Cathedral of Saints Patrick and Felim in Cavan Town.

The scope of works included an upgraded heating system, electrical system improvements, lighting upgrades and measures to improve the energy efficiency of the building. This includes the installation of insulation and draft proofing works. A new high efficiency boiler was also installed, along with glass porches inside the main doorways.

Between €1.5 and €2 million was spent on the works, made up of Diocesan funds and donations from parishioners, businesses and other organisations across the Diocese.

“An historic building of this size and age calls for regular attention to ensure the structure remains intact and to maintain its original beauty”, said Parish Administrator Fr Kevin Fay in a letter to parishioners in March. Masses were held in a marquee outside the main Cathedral for the duration of works. Mass returned to the building on September 10.

Restoration of St Augustine’s Hall, located to the front of the Cathedral on Farnham St, is also set to take place. It predates the Cathedral by over 100 years, having been built in 1829.