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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  • When we visited the Cathedral in Galway it was in the afternoon. It was fairly quiet but so peaceful & relaxing, fine Cathedral.  more »
  • Galway Cathedral sits on the banks of the Corrib River and is an imposing sight from most all of downtown. The interior is vaulted with stone. It stands on the former site of the Galway Jail and...  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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