St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, built in the neo-classical style between 1840-1893, was severely damaged by fire on the 25th of December 2009. The interior of this basilica type building, including stone columns and timber roof with barrel vaulted ceiling was destroyed. The brief was to restore the Cathedral to its former architectural glory.
The Conservation strategy was to retain as much of the original building fabric as possible. Where this could not be achieved due to the extreme damage, materials were replaced on a like-for-like basis using traditional skills and details. Colm Redmond was the Lead Architect who worked with the late Richard Hurley to transform St Mel’s Cathedral after the fire.
A lecture by Colm Redmond
7.30pm, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
Members £10.00/Non-Members £12.00/Students £5.00, includes a glass of wine.