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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  • 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.
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