St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford

St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford

Project Details

Location: St Mel’s Cathedral, Deanscurragh, Longford, Ireland

Named in honour of St Mel (d. c487/488), a contemporary of St Patrick. Foundation stone laid in 1840. Fire devastated cathedral on Christmas Day 2009. After a multi-million restoration project (given the ‘Largest Restoration Project in Western Europe’ award), St Mel’s was reopened in Christmas 2014.


St Mel’s Cathedral had been devastated by a fire that destroyed the roof, the furniture and the interior of the church. ICS Church Furnisher’s was given the responsibility to design, manufacture and install new seating, entrance furniture, stools, wedding furniture and choir area for the restored Cathedral.

ICS solution: 

  • We designed and installed the furniture for the restored cathedral.

Client: St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford


Traditional Pews,
Wooden Chairs,
Music Stall


Colm Redmond, Fitzgerald Kavanagh and Partners




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“ICS manufactured the seating for the restored St. Mel’s Cathedral. The seating is of a very fine quality and is made in American Oak. It is frequently praised for its comfort by parishioners and for its visual impact by the many visitors who come to St. Mel’s. ICS also manufactured wedding chairs, tables, notice-boards etc. for St. Mel’s. We are very satisfied with all of their work and are happy to recommend them as a high quality enterprise creating excellent products.”

Fr. Tom Healy

St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford.


We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have to discuss your requirements.