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’ve done a lot of traveling in Europe this year. I’ve seen more churches than I can recall. This place was breathtaking. It was built in the 1960s from a former prison. I assume some of the stone is ...  more »
  • Breathtaking. You will be mesmerized. Be aware that you have to pay to use the bathroom. Bring change.  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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