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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  • Visited this attraction during a day trip to Galway (And yes the traffic is a nightmare!). The building was completed relatively recently, and I have to say its one of the best I have visited. The sta...  more »
  • Fifty year old Cathedrals are rare to say the least. Featuring local marble and striking headlight this Sacred Space is worth a visit.  more »
  • a newish but really beautiful cathedral, nice shop and bathroom facilities. it would take around an hour to really appreciate the full beauty of the building  more »
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  • Great place. Very nice church, it is huge. Usually always a crowd there
  • Love this church. Outside and inside, it is both inspiring and uplifting. The stain glass windows are awesome, especially the holy family one in the east chapel. Check out the crucifixion mural and the Resurrection mural, featuring Padraig Pearse and JFK.
  • 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
  • Beautiful inside. Take time out to visit,admire, sit quietly and gather your thoughts
  • Calm and meditation kind of place... You will get peace of mind... Its great place inside and outside....
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