Monday, 27 August 2012

Restoration work on St Mel's Cathedral to begin shortly

THE RESTORATION of the fire-damaged St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford is due to begin in the coming weeks.
St Mel’s Cathedral project committee has, following a tendering process, sent a letter of intent to Longford building firm Gem Construction (in association with Purcell Construction of Galway) asking them to carry out work on the historic cathedral.
The cathedral, which opened in 1856, was gutted by a fire that began in a chimney flue, leading from a boiler, in the early hours of Christmas Day in 2009.
Read the article @ The Irish Times

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