LBS have recently supplied 7,500 NEW Penrhyn Bangor Blue 500x300mm Celtic slates for the re-slating of the Mount St Joseph’s R.C. church in Ballycranbeg on the Ards peninsula. Built between 1874 and 1876 Mount St Josephs enveloped an earlier church building on the site dating back to 1777. The latter day church was designed by architects of the era O’Neill and Byrne and was at the time opened amidst great pomp and ceremony.
Records suggest that a severe storm in the winter of 1894 hit the Co Down coast, blowing the roof off the church, shattering the windows, and causing significant structural damage to the bell tower. A succession of Parish priests worked on the restoration of the building completing the work in 1910 and installing a new bell tower in 1911.
Given its exposed costal location, and the rigours of the Irish weather, Bangor Blue slates were the natural choice for the re-roofing of Mount St Joseph’s church. Backed by a 100 year guarantee, Bangor Blues have a proven track record in Ireland that no other imported slate can claim to match!
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