MWT Take Timely Trip St. Mel’s in Longford

Marie Walsh doing her homework on her upcoming MWT trip to St. Mel's Longford and other areas of interest. ©Photograph: john Reidy
Marie Walsh doing her homework on her upcoming MWT trip to St. Mel’s Longford and other areas of interest. ©Photograph:John Reidy

IF it’s timing you’re taking about, then MWT has hit the nail on the head with its latest day-tour proposals to take in St. Mel’s Cathedral in Longford.

Only yesterday it was announced that St. Mels was voted as Ireland’s favourite building. The cathedral was one of over three dozen buildings and tourist attractions which had been shortlisted by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland for the Irish Architecture Public Choice award.

Over 100,000 people have visited St Mel’s since it re-opened last Christmas.

RTÉ midlands correspondent, Kieran Mullooly made a wonderful documentary about the story of the Longford cathedral which was burned down on Christmas day in 2009.

It was skillfully restored by craftsmen and by the will and determination of the people who loved it. It reopened just last December and it’s another of those community driven success stories which, in spite of all, abound throughout Ireland today.

Marie Walsh’s fledgling tour business is conducting a day trip to St. Mel’s Cathedral and they’ll take in places like Roscrea Castle and Damer House and Moneygal on Saturday week, June 27th.

Departure from Castleisland at 8.15am and the coach will travel via Abbeyfeale. The all-in cost for the trip is €40 and you can contact Marie on: 086 10 32 436 or see:

You can get all the low-down on St. Mel’s with a click on the link here: