St. Mel's Cathedral
St. Mel’s Cathedral is a landmark building in Longford. Recently restored after the Christmas Day fire of 2009 it has been wonderfully restored as the focal point of the local Catholic community.
St. Mel’s Cathedral was founded in 1840. On Christmas Day 2009 it suffered from a catastrophic accidental fire. A 5 year restoration campaign was set in motion which saw the Cathedral reopening for Christmas 2014. The Cathedral has been tastefully restored to its original beauty while being remodeled as a living church for a new century. Some of the highlights include the wonderful limestone columns, intricate plaster work, pipe organ and liturgical art from a number of contemporary Irish and international artists.