Archive for the ‘Mount Argus’ Category

CiNews:Burglar at Mount Argus caught on internet television cameras

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Below is an excerpt from an article by CiNews regarding the burglary in Mount Argus,

A burglar at one of Ireland’s most famous churches has quickly ended up in the arms of the Gardaí as a result of being caught in full view on the internet television cameras installed some years ago.

According to Fr Bernard, the Gardaí were quick to detain their suspect once they had viewed the image from the internet television cameras and the detained man brought them to a hiding place where the missing chalice and its paten were located.  Unfortunately, both had suffered damage.  Some diamonds that decorated the chalice had been prised off and the paten too had a piece missing from it, apparently in an attempt to get a value for the gold from a dealer.

Asked by CiNews to comment on the role that the internet TV cameras had in apprehending the suspect so quickly, Tony Bolger, CEO at churchservices.tv, said, “We’re very pleased that our technology proved to be so instrumental in this outcome.  Mount Argus is one of the earliest churches in Ireland to use the churchservices.tv system and while the primary purpose is to bring the church into the living room of the visitor, it is clear that with these systems, there is a pair of eyes in the church all the time and this has to be a good thing in these days.”

To read more of this story go to CiNews

According to Tony Bolger, CEO of Church Services TV, While acknowledging the unfortunate act of vandalism and theft of important historical pieces associated with St Charles of Mount Argus, it was indeed fortunate that the Passionist’s had chosen good quality cameras. It was one of these cameras, which doubles as a CCTV system camera which picked up a very clear image of the suspect and which ultimately was of crucial assistance to the Gardai in recovering some of the items and detaining a male for questioning.

Mount Argus St Charles exhibition vandalised

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

The permanent exhibition dedicated to St Charles of Mount Argus and located at the rear of the main Altar in Mount Argus Church in Dublin was vandalised on Friday morning last. Some important items were stolen in the raid. Glass fronts on some exhibits were also broken. In the course of the robbery the broadcast system for Internet masses via Church Services TV was also damaged. For this reason there has been no transmission of ceremonies since Friday last 12th August. Repairs to the service are expected to be completed on Monday 15th August. We regret the loss to the Passionist Community, Mount Argus Parish and Parishioners and to the faithful viewers who are unable to view ceremonies on-line until Monday next.

Recording request for Mount Argus

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Hi there
We have watched your streaming on line quite a bit, especially in Mount Argus. I am wondering how long/if you keep copies of the streaming for any of the services? we got married in Mount Argus on Sept 18th 2010 and would love to know if there was any possibility of seeing some of our Wedding Service. I know it’s a few months on, but any help would be appreciated.

Best wishes,

E

Reply from CSTV.

Hi E

Many thanks for your comment. Congrats on your wedding last year. I am glad that you look in on the live streaming and in particular Mount Argus who are always very supportive of their online attendees.

In answer to your query – we don’t currently record the live services. This is a new technology that we are currently developing and hope to have available in a matter of weeks. Which is unfortunately too late for your Wedding.

CSTV Team

Mount Argus Maintenance

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Mount Argus is undergoing maintenance on it’s streaming service today. As a result the stream will be offline for a portion of the day.

Mount Argus Stream Pausing

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Mount Argus has been experiencing some issues around the live stream being viewed as a still image.

Some changes have been made to try and correct the issue. Currently the stream is working correctly. We will be monitoring the situation but if you notice this on the Mount Argus stream you can let us know on our support email support@churchservices.tv