Galway Cathedral, Galway

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Architectural Building · Religious Site
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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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  • Lovely magical experience of the Holly hour at Galway Cathedral Galway. Attending is super. I was surprised to find it opened. Nice surprise. 
    Lovely magical experience of the Holly hour at Galway Cathedral Galway. Attending is super. I was surprised to find it opened. Nice surprise.  more »
  • What a beautiful Cathedral. Some really interesting and funky designs off to the side. I had to go look this place up because I couldn't figure that this was a classic, century old type cathedral... 
    What a beautiful Cathedral. Some really interesting and funky designs off to the side. I had to go look this place up because I couldn't figure that this was a classic, century old type cathedral...  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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