A major clean-up of Donegal Town Center in Ireland was undertaken by contractors and council employees in November 2000. The dirt, moss and algae that were built up on the structure were unbelievable. People had great difficulty reading any of the names inscribed on the monument.
I.C.C.T. Ltd. and Donegal Vermin Control Co. were contracted to clean and seal the monument. After cleaning, two coats of Hydrostop were applied to the brick to seal and protect the structure from weather for years to come.