Steeplejacks from Clonmel working on the spire of Saint John's Church of Ireland Cathedral, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.
A pair of Clonmel steeplejacks show their ability to work with heights as they work dangling on ropes from the 130ft high spire of Saint John's Church of Ireland Cathedral in Cashel. The Cathedral is undergoing extensive exterior repairs.
Saint John the Baptist and Saint Patrick's Rock is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Cashel, County Tipperary. This Georgian cathedral was completed in 1784. In this report from 1975 the steeplejacks are involved in re-pointing the steeple wall, and repairing the lightning conductor and the 3 foot copper ball on top of the spire. The Cathedral is one of two Georgian cathedrals in the Ireland.
The Cathedral was reputedly based on Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, London, a Neoclassical design by James Gibbs.
An RTÉ News report by Dermot Mullane broadcast on 13 May 1975.