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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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Galway Cathedral reviews
Excellent for your visit. Feel the lovely atmosphere and spiritual atmosphere ✨️ 🙏 Plenty of parking. Close to City Center. Loads of bus parking space available.
Excellent for your visit. Feel the lovely atmosphere and spiritual atmosphere ✨️ 🙏 Plenty of parking. Close to City Center. Loads of bus parking space available. more »
It's a large and beautiful cathedral. If you've seen a lot of European cathedrals, this won't be mind-blowing, but we did find it lovely and peaceful inside. We also appreciated that it's free to go..... more
It's a large and beautiful cathedral. If you've seen a lot of European cathedrals, this won't be mind-blowing, but we did find it lovely and peaceful inside. We also appreciated that it's free to go..... more »
Beautiful Cathedral and well worth a visit, just be aware that this is a place of worship and some people come here to pray at different times during the day. Many of those praying are grieving...
Beautiful Cathedral and well worth a visit, just be aware that this is a place of worship and some people come here to pray at different times during the day. Many of those praying are grieving... more »
Absolutely beautiful cathedral. Came in whilst visiting the Galway area and I was absolutely blown away by the stained glass windows and enormous statues inside. There is a ton of seating the front, sides and rear of the main alter and I’d love to visit again for mass. The shop sells amazing items including beautiful marble rosaries and religious items for all occasions. Definitely stop in if you’re passing by!
I'm not a Christian by any means but I do appreciate the serenity of a location and this has it. We visited St Mary's in Dingle and that serenity was lacking. The building was more modern than expected but the colours in the dome and from the stained glass were sublime. Sometimes I envy people their faith and get the fact that buildings like this can reinforce it. I won't be converted to religion any time soon but I think we'd be worse off without places like this where you can come and reflect regardless of your spiritual leanings.
I visited the Cathedral on a cold & blustery day whilst waiting for my mum who was up visiting in UHG. When I walked in the door I was surprised by the space and dark walls but also the light that came through the stained glass windows and the silence even though there were alot of people walking around. Although the pews were marked out for social distance there was no problem moving in & out of them. As I had a good bit of time I just sauntered around with trying to take everything in. I met a lovely person who very kindly offered me a Miraculous Medal for my ill relative and also included him in their prayers later that day. Whilst I spent at least an hour looking at all the decorative mosaics, various stained glass windows that had been donated through the years, the model of the Cathedral, organ and various displays dotted around the i side I didn't feel rushed and probably have spent more time. It cost 1.50e to park for the hour and had no problem finding a spot but there is another carkpark accross the road where you can park all day for 6.50e
No matter what religious beliefs you have this Cathederal is a must visit.Situated in the heart of Galway city, its enormous structure and design is so powerful.Immaculately kept ,clean and spacious.The architecture is simply amazing .
The cathedral is a short walk from the city center and you can enjoy a stroll along the river as you walk to it. Very beautiful inside and worth a short visit if you have the time.
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