Galway Cathedral, Galway

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Religious Site · Architectural Building
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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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  • Most beautiful place in Galway that you have to see on your trip. Just a wonderful feeling when you enter the cathedral. Can't explain it you're just have to go and visit it for yourself 
    Most beautiful place in Galway that you have to see on your trip. Just a wonderful feeling when you enter the cathedral. Can't explain it you're just have to go and visit it for yourself  more »
  • Beautiful, no doubt, however, this is a modern day version of a cathedral, probably dates back to 1950 or 1960, something like that. 
    Beautiful, no doubt, however, this is a modern day version of a cathedral, probably dates back to 1950 or 1960, something like that.  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.

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