Nora's gallery from on high
Published 19/02/2014 | 05:36
Earlier this year I became aware that an intrepid local photography enthusiast had been in-spire-d to get into a cage and be propelled up and close to the spire of the Church of Saints Stephen and John during the height of last summer.
During her stay, some 170 feet up, Nora Fealey took an amazing collection of photographs of the town and surrounding countryside. If you ever wondered what a bird's eye view of the town looks like then, this is as close as you're likely to get.
Nora, a parish office employee, took the photographs from near the top of the spire on June 5, 2013 and she explained how the event came about:
"Over the last few years, repairs and cleaning has taken place both inside and outside the church. I often thought it would be a shame not to have some photos taken from the top of the church and get a bird's eye view of our town."
"The last of the cleaning of the spire took place in the summer of 2013 and a hoist was available on the church grounds. With shaking hands and trembling knees I took my camera and headed to the roof of the church and what you see here is the result," said Nora.