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St Mel's Cathedral

Longford, Ireland
+353 43 334 6465
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Such a lovely church

Just lovely well worth a visit. Had the experience of a lovely evening mass. So glad we travelled... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile

A really beautiful cathedral and very interesting it was very peaceful and it was lovely to see I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
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Longford, Ireland
+353 43 334 6465
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just lovely well worth a visit. Had the experience of a lovely evening mass. So glad we travelled 100 miles to visit

Thank toffees1ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really beautiful cathedral and very interesting it was very peaceful and it was lovely to see I would recommend popping in

Thank Savagewoos
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This Cathedral was destroyed in 2009 and burned to the ground. It has been beautifully restored and congratulations to all involved.

Thank Kieransaga1
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Designed by J.B. Keane in 1840. Construction was held up by the Great famine of 1845-47. It has a traditional cruciform plan with Ionic colonnades- inspired by St. Paul's cathedral in London. The campanile is by John Burke of 1860 which differs from the original...More

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 23 November 2017

A friend told me that I should not pass Longford, without visiting the cathedral. I took her advice and I was very glad that I did. The cathedral has been rebuilt after being destroyed by fire in 2009. It is very modern, with light wood...More

Thank EvelynKP
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Fabulous Modern Cathedral, so different to see such a building done in a modern way. Really Beautiful and tastefully done. Would highly recommend a visit if in the area.

Thank Jentpunk
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit, amazing rebuild job after the fire. Peaceful and serene with a beautiful structure.

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went to see cathedral, after it was re built its worth seeing and reading the history. Choir was playing wort hearing.

Thank mct2504
Reviewed 28 September 2017

popped in 2 weeks ago to light a candle for the dubs,,,, it worked we won the big one,,, the catherdal itself never looked better ... it was destroyed a few years ago by a large fire ... and it has being done up to...More

Thank toconnor2001
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The cathedral is centrally located and easy to find. It was recently rebuilt after being burnt to the ground not so long ago. Good to know that this was achieved with cross-community support acrossIreland. We very much liked the simplicity of the modern architecture, a...More

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Response from toconnor2001 | Reviewed this property |
HI,,yes the church has a wheel chair ramp... very easy to enter the church
10 July 2016|
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Response from championgunners | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know all records have been copied so no records were lost. Some original documents may have been destroyed but copies of entries are still available