We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Beautiful Place to Visit in Longford

Rebuilt recently after extensive damage following a fire on Christmas Day.St Mels is now even more... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Stunning interior

This is a relatively new cathedral having been burnt to the ground in 2009 and rebuilt by 2014 but... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 116 reviews
All photos (11)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“few years”(8 reviews)
“harry clarke”(5 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Longford, Ireland
+353 43 334 6465
Improve This Listing
Reviews (116)
Filter reviews
111 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews well worth a visit few years harry clarke baptismal font holy family magnificent building blown away attention to detail in december beautiful place to visit longford town ashes craftsmanship mels cross damage mass
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 111 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped off a couple of weeks ago to view the refurbishment of the Cathedral after terrible fire it was beautiful - the baptismal font was breathtaking such a tranquil place - not too fond of the Windows I think they are too modern- delighted...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Helen D
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Rebuilt recently after extensive damage following a fire on Christmas Day.St Mels is now even more beautiful than ever. Well worth a visit and guided tours available to make visit more worthwhile and to share some of the history associated with this very spiritual place.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank margaretmaryhughes
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This is a relatively new cathedral having been burnt to the ground in 2009 and rebuilt by 2014 but it is an exceptionally beautiful space that defies its age. Tranquil and peaceful interior with a great sense of inclusion.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sewdog
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We have visited this cathedral a few times on our yearly summer trip to Ireland. It’s beyond stunning. They rebuilt it a few years ago, after a very extensive fire. It’s stunning, glorious and beautiful. Well worth a visit. The marble, the carvings, the fine...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Brewster18
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A tremendous Cathedral built in the 1800,s and lovingly restored after a major fire that completely distroyed it ! Well worth a visit and it's free .

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank davidmcwade
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This Cathedral is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. It is well worth a visit. Guided Tours are available.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Longford2018
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank toffees1ireland
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Vincent D
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Teresa D
24 November 2017|
Response from margaretmaryhughes |
There is a wheelchair ramp to enter Cathedral and Wheelchair parking at side entrance - very near Tesco
Teresa D
24 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from toconnor2001 | Reviewed this property |
HI,,yes the church has a wheel chair ramp... very easy to enter the church
10 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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