Time Travel – Seamus Clarke & Mary Melvin Geoghegan

A film response to On the Re Dedication of St.Mel’s Cathedral Longford 17th May 2015 by Mary Melvin Geoghegan

On the Re Dedication of St.Mel’s Cathedral Longford 17th May 2015 by Mary Melvin Geoghegan

Waiting in the choir –
as the Cathedral begins to fill.
Watching, how the foundation stone
over a century and seventy five years ago
is taken from the historic ruins out in Ardagh.
Now, standing long side forty thousand others
in a wet field, the first sod is cut.
Today it’s under a silver tabernacle
above all polished marble
on this new Ascension Day
as future generations descend.
Remembering its beginning in 1840
the Famine of 1847, 1916, a Civil War
Independence and the Fire of 2009.
How it was restored and music
charmed the angels back to the ceiling.