Galway Cathedral, Galway

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Tour Galway Cathedral, one of the most architecturally notable buildings in the city. Built in 1958 on the grounds of a former prison, the site is officially named Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas. Admire the Renaissance-style dome and pillars, along with the church's rose windows and intricate mosaics. The dome, at 44.2 m (145 ft), can be seen on Galway's skyline. Visit for Mass, held every day, to listen to the organ play and choir sing. Work out when and for how long to visit Galway Cathedral and other Galway attractions using our handy Galway tour planner.
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  • This cathedral was built in the 1960s. It is a pleasant walk along the canal from the Spanish Arch to get to it. It's a lovely cathedral.  more »
  • Open to the public, with a little gift shop as well. This place of worship is beautiful, spacious and needs time to explore and enjoy.  more »
  • The cathedral is a impressive structure and is definitely one of the most important buildings in the city.  more »
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  • One of my favourite places in Galway to visit. Last medieval style cathedral to be built in Europe. Lots of things to view and enjoy inside
  • One of the biggest Cathedral in Ireland and one of the worthy spot in this quiet college city. The stone church with colorful glass sitting at the river provides a very nice camera manic spot.
  • This cathedral was renewed and refurbished 3 years ago, and you can notice it. Very big, very bright, everything brings you the opportunity to pray inside it. To follow masses they have books too, very interesting for foreign people
  • What an exquisite cathedral. It is very modern and very much worth a visit. It also has a beautiful organ that is a joy to hear. I believe a former Cardinal of the Boston diocese was influential in its being built.
  • Peaceful place. Place for everyone to spend time with their thoughts and prayers.
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