ⓘ Cathedral of Saint Mel in Ardagh

                                     

ⓘ Cathedral of Saint Mel in Ardagh

The Cathedral of Saint Mell is the name given to the ruins of a small, Early Medieval church in the village of Ardagh, County Longford in Ireland, not to be confused with St Mels Cathedral in the town of Longford. Church reform in the 12th century made Saint Mels Cathedral in Ardagh the centre of the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise, demonstrating the importance of the site as a Cathedral and bishopric see. Although known as Saint Mels Cathedral, the ruined church dates from three centuries after the saints death, and predates the introduction of a diocesan system in Ireland.

                                     
  • Saint Mel or Moel was a 5th - century saint in Ireland who was a nephew of Saint Patrick. He was the son of Conis or Chonis and Saint Patrick s sister
  • The Cathedral Church of St Mel is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise, located in the town of Longford in Ireland
  • remains of an eighth - or ninth - century church at Ardagh which is known as St. Mel s Cathedral although it dates from three centuries after the saint s death
  • Diocesan website Map of parishes in diocese Longford Parish Templemichael Ballymacormack and St Mel s Cathedral Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise Herbermann
  • barracks closed in January 2009. The town serves as the cathedral town of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise. St Mel s Cathedral dedicated
  • This article lists the current and former cathedrals of the main Christian churches in Ireland. Since the main denominations are organised on an all - Ireland
  • St Mac Caill, Bishop of Cruachu Brig Ele Croghan, County Offaly or by St Mel of Ardagh at Mag Tulach the present barony of Fartullagh, County Westmeath
  • a vow to live a life of holy chastity. Both Saint Mel of Ardagh and Bishop Mac Caille have been credited with the consecration of Brigid and some companions