The new, improved boys roller skating rink at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin was unveiled on Monday, bringing to an end a long, troubled history.
The new rink will replace a 30-year-old structure, which was erected in the 1970s and built to resemble a typical Catholic school.
The original building was demolished in the 1980s to make way for the St Patrick’s School, which is in the heart of the Irish capital.
It is the biggest and most complex Catholic school in the world, with 1,800 pupils, nearly 100 staff and the largest building in Ireland.
A recent study by the Irish Institute of Technology in Cork found that there are about 3,500 children living at the school, which has a capacity of about 1,500 pupils.
It was closed in 2003 when the building was built.
The latest reconstruction of the building took five years, with a $15 million cost.
It will be used for recreation and educational purposes only.
The school will continue to be open as a part of its primary school, but there will be no more boys skating at the new building.