St Mel's Cathedral rises 'like a phoenix from the ashes'
The bishop also announced that the restored cathedral would be re-dedicated on May 17, to tie in with its original dedication on May 19, 1840. Bishop O'Reilly said that with hindsight that the reopening would take "a central place in Longford's history ...
Longford Phoenix rises from the ashes
When a raging fire gutted the interior of St Mel's Cathedral in Longford town on Christmas Day five years ago, some of the country's most priceless artefacts were burned to cinders, writes RTÉ Midlands Correspondent Ciaran Mullooly. Included among the ...
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Mass to be celebrated in Longford cathedral for first time since 2009 fire
Parish administrator Fr Tom Healy, who will celebrate the first Mass at the restored cathedral, said the mood in the community was akin to “Longford winning the All-Ireland” after the end of the restoration, which has been described as the largest of ...
Lots of festive cheer at Longford Failte Festival
Local businessman James Morgan, who helped spearhead the event together with local group, The Longford Unite Project, said the occasion couldn't have gone any better. “There were great crowds and the whole festival went off extremely well,” said a ...
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Longford protestors laud water charges rally
Much like the Longford protest of five weeks earlier, banners bearing the slogan 'Longford says no' could be seen amongst the crowds. “People were shouting 'No way we won't pay' and 'Enda out, out, out'. “Even though it got a bit chaotic at one stage ...
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Longford cathedral re-opens five years after it was destroyed by fire
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Mass will be celebrated in St Mel's Cathedral in Longford this evening for the first time since a fire destroyed the building on Christmas Eve five years ago. The blaze destroyed the interior of the 175 year old cathedral, most of its furnishings and ...