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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 trip generator.
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Where to stay in Galway

Stay at the center of Ireland's "Most Irish City," Galway City, by booking a hotel or hostel near Eyre Square, from which all city sights are walkable. If you prefer accommodation with more character, stay at a charming guesthouse or bed and breakfast just outside of the center, or look for lodging in the city's Latin Quarter, a bohemian neighborhood lined with cafes, galleries, and pubs. If you want to explore Galway County, book accommodations in the city, since it's a tourism and transportation hub on the West Coast. If you prefer the quiet countryside, seek out small, family-owned guesthouses on the Aran Islands or a cottage on the Connemara Peninsula.
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  • Wow!!! Fabulous Turkish and Asian food in the centre of Galway. When you are ready for a taste of eastern and middle eastern food, head to Pomegranate, just off Williamsgate Rd. Delightful staff, deli...  more »
  • We happened upon the Cathedral after a short walk up the river from town. While is is only 60 years old, it has the feel of an ancient European cathedral. Worth the visit.  more »
  • This was our first stop when we arrived in Galway. As we drove up, I thought from the looks of it, it must be built in 1850 or earlier. We found out it was built around 1962. My husband and I walked i...  more »
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  • What an exquisite cathedral. It is very modern and very much worth a visit. It also have a beautiful organ that is a joy to hear. I believe a former Cardinal of the Boston diocese was influential in its being built.
  • Very impressive build. Nice peaceful and quiet cathedral. Must visit if you are in Galway.
  • Beautiful cathedral to visit while in Galway. It's free too! It's not that old so you aren't getting a bunch of history but it is pretty. And it's also massive.
  • Galway Cathedral is a beautiful place to visit while in Galway, just a short walk from the city center to see some beautiful architecture.
  • What a beautiful piece of architecture with a rich history. I wasn't able to attend Mass but praying in the alcoves was very meditative