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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  • I'm not very religious but this blew me away.I'm moving to Ireland in 2 weeks and can't wait to visit this awesome place.  more »
  • The Galway Cathedral was a wonderful place to have a bit of quiet time. They have cheap parking for the day and walking through the cathedral is beautiful. You don't need a lot of time there, but I'd ...  more »
  • It only takes a few minutes to tour the Cathedral and say a prayer. It's easy walking distance from shop street, so take a few minutes and get away from the shops.  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
  • Beautiful inside. Take time out to visit,admire, sit quietly and gather your thoughts
  • 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.
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