Monday 23 October 2017

St Mel's cathedral in Longford chosen as Ireland's favourite building in public choice award

The newly restored St Mels Cathedral
The newly restored St Mels Cathedral
St Mel's
The gutted cathedral
Members of the choir singing at the mass of rededication in St Mel's Cathedral Longford
Fintan Farrelly
President Michael D. Higgins signing the visitors book on his arrival at St Mel's Cathedral Longford for the mass
Sea view: Dun Laoghaire’s controversial new library
The new Library in Dun Laoghaire Pic Frank Mc Grath

St Mel's Cathedral in Longford has been chosen as Ireland's favourite building.

The newly renovated building was rebuilt following a fire in 2009.

A private house in north County Dublin also received a gong as did the controversial Dun Laoghaire library building.

A total of 36 projects were shortlisted for the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards public choice award.

In its sixth year, the Public Choice Award gave the public the chance to vote from the shortlist and the project was then Ireland’s favourite building 2015.

Other shortlisted projects included Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin; Dalkey Heritage Centre and Town Hall in Dublin; and Athlone Community College.

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