The Chairperson of the Letterkenny General Hospital (LGH) retention committee has said that they are encouraged by the fact that no decision has been made to get rid of the Catholic church at the premises.
A major petition was launched this weekend seeking to
retain the Catholic Chapel at LGH as part of refurbishment plans
following the July flood.
There had been widespread speculation that
religious places of prayer will be replaced with an inter-denominational
Speaking on Highland Radio, the manager of LGH, Sean
Murphy assured people that “no decision” had been made to date and that
discussions are ongoing with the chaplaincy team.
He told the
“Shaun Doherty Show” that a number of options were being examined as
part of the re-configuration of facilities at LGH.
Kelly said: “We are encouraged by that fact that no decision has been
made. Our campaign was established to highlight the possibility of the
church not re-opening. Our campaign is only to make people aware of that
He added that on Saturday a number of people took
to the town to add their names to a petition in a bid to support
retaining the church.
“We want the chapel to be retained as it was before the flood,” he said.