Thursday 14 December 2017

Colourful St Michael is turning heads

The statue of St Michael in the Dominican garden
The statue of St Michael in the Dominican garden

HUbert Murphy

A colourful image of St Michael is proving to be another great - if not unusual - attraction for the Dominican Church.

The striking image of the saint has been placed in the garden of the church on Dominick's Street and can clearly be seen on the dual carriageway across the Boyne.

And not only are passers-by intrigued by the image, motorists have also popped in after seeing it.

'One lady said she was driving towards Dublin and spotted it from the far side of the river and decided to come back into town to check it out. We have received a lot of interest about it,' a spokesperson stated.

But the arrival of St Michael is not the only new attraction in the church. New Stations of the Cross have been added and Our Lady of Fatima will also be lit up at the side of the church.

The church has also secured a striking hand-crafted statue of St John Paul II, believed to be the first in Drogheda.

The ongoing exhibition of St Bernadette continues to be a huge draw, with school groups welcome to book visits from September.

The Drogheda tourist office has also been a huge help by directing people to the exhibition.

Drogheda Independent

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