Galway Cathedral, Galway

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Architectural Building · Religious Site
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 is a place I always take people when I am showing them around the city. Being in the city, this Cathedral is a beautiful thing to see. The architecture and the amazing design is great!  more »
  • beatiful church. It is very welll looked after and a credit to the team looking after it. I missed a mass due to covid but very happy to see it  more »
  • This cathedral is enormous but invite to pray. They respect social distancing. The ceiling is new thanks to a recent restoration work. At the end of Mass, the organ played; it is a big one, as large....  more »
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  • The cathedral is a beautiful, quiet, reflective place. Its interesting history is well-explained by a series of displays. They don't allow visits during services (obviously) but if you are in Galway this is definitely worth a visit. Take time to pause and appreciate the place
  • Nice Cathedral. Free admission, (2€ voluntary). It's made of materials from all over the world. There are a few interesting mosaics. Stones and marbles enormous. Gift shop inside with a wide range of religious stuff.
  • Lovely cathedral. Very modern but with a calm and peaceful feel. Also, very conveniently, there were toilets; 50c each towards the upkeep and well worth it.
  • Visited Galway Cathedral and what a beautiful peaceful experience. I had the opportunity to take some pictures of the amazing internal and external architectural features. The Cathedral is looked after and maintained by very helpful staff who are only too willing to convey their knowledge of the Cathedral and it's amazing history. It is not mandatory but please leave a small donation for the upkeep of this valuable local historic building.
  • Excellent set of posters explaining the history of the cathedral. Impressive architecture. Nice walk up the river from downtown to get there

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