Vandalism reported at Cloughjordan church

Gardaí are investigating an apparent act of drunken vandalism inflicted on the Methodist  Church property in Cloughjordan last weekend.

A pane of glass on one of the church's two noticeboard displays was cracked while the other display had the frame completely ripped off and broken. The glass shattered and the poster on display fell to the ground.

As well as this, a heavy ornamental cement trough  filled with an attractive display of fresh flowers was completely turned over and the flowers  crushed. One of the noticeboard displays gives service times and contact details for the  minister, and the other holds a large colourful poster with a Christian message that is changed every two weeks. Both displays were fronted with a pane of glass.

It is believed that the damage may have been caused by an individual or group of people who were drunk. While the cost of the damage is relatively little, it was a painful beginning to a Sunday morning of Christian worship for the Methodist people of  Cloughjordan. 

The incident reportedly happened just after midnight on Saturday last, August 24th. A garda spokesperson confirmed that the incident is under investigation and encouraged anyone with information to contact either Nenagh or Borrisokane Garda Station.