Town Hall meets its match

Townhall Plaster

Workmen test the veneer on the stonework of Enniskillen Townhall

THE Town Hall in Enniskillen, one of the tallest buildings in the town centre, met its match yesterday when a 42-metre high crane was positioned above its clock tower for a structural inspection.

The crane, from Lilley Crane Hire, was an early morning visitor – it arrived before 8.30am – was neatly reversed into position at the side of the Town Hall  before a platform was raised to the required height.


Within a short time, workmen started their inspection from their lofty perch.

Robert Gibson, the acting chief executive of Fermanagh District Council told the Herald the crane had been brought in to carry out an inspection of the clock tower to see if it needed repair.

Mr Gibson denied reports that bits of masonry had been falling down.

“There was a bit of ‘spalling’, a little layer that was coming off the top and the side of the stone due to frost, etc. It was thought this is the right time of the year to have a look at the Town Hall.”

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