25 Jun 2022

Glenties landmark is back in place

Blessing of Grotto proves a big attraction

Glenties landmark is back in place

The new look Grotto in Glenties

The iconic Grotto which features a statue of Our Blessed Lady in Glenties is back in place at the front of the Glenties Comprehensive School, was officially unveiled and blessed yesterday evening at a short ceremony in the town.

It has been refurbished as part of an extensive series of improvements works initiated by the Glenties Community Development Group.

In a statement, the group has thanked all involved in getting the grotto back in place.

"Our thanks to everyone who turned out and took part in the blessing of the Grotto yesterday evening, our particular thanks to Fr Gerard (above) and the choir members for making the moment feel quite special, and to Frank McGuinness for the gazebo, speakers, and stools and Kelvon Flowers for the flowers.

"Thanks also to our visual dynamo, Bradas for recording all and streaming live. We are delighted that this project has been completed but for the record, an ESB connection is still awaited for up-lighters and halo and we owe a debt of thanks to the following for the completion of the project: Peter Campbell of Brannigan & Associates (Architectural/Tender Services); Kieran Kennedy (Main Contractor) and Paul Doherty (Electrical Contractor).

A section of the crowd that attended the blessing

"We hope the Grotto will stand as a place of prayer and reflection in the town for many years ahead, a spokesperson said.

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