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Galway Cathedral

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University and Gaol Rds. | Cathedral Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 577
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University and Gaol Rds. | Cathedral Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 577
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped in to see the glass, which I am told was installed by the renowned Abbey Stained Glass Studios of Dublin. Stunning. Be sure to walk the river walk nearby.

Thank Tautog
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped into this cathedral by a friend who was giving us a tour of Galway. The wood paneled ceilings, stonework and stained glass windows are magnificent. There's some beautiful mosaics lining the interior dome. It was a nice respite on a hot day to say...More

Thank homemom777
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cathedral used to be a jail but was converted to a cathedral in the 1960's. Floors are of green Connemara marble. A mosiac inside has JFK in it as he visited the town and is loved here.

Thank Jotum
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stunning for sure. One of the most beautiful Cathedrals so far. Not so over done as some Cathedrals can be. There is no signage on the outside, we found this interesting. It can be seen from most anywhere within the city.

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to visit and light some candles or say a quiet prayer of just take some photos..Its a beautiful structure in side..and has paid parking on site.

Thank podge30
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous cathedral right by the salmon river in Galway. The architecture and stain glass is exquisite and the atmosphere is calm and peaceful.

Thank Danny N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow!!! Fabulous Turkish and Asian food in the centre of Galway. When you are ready for a taste of eastern and middle eastern food, head to Pomegranate, just off Williamsgate Rd. Delightful staff, delicious food from a passionate chef, all you can eat for €9.50,...More

Thank termessos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon the Cathedral after a short walk up the river from town. While is is only 60 years old, it has the feel of an ancient European cathedral. Worth the visit.

Thank tm_rome
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stop when we arrived in Galway. As we drove up, I thought from the looks of it, it must be built in 1850 or earlier. We found out it was built around 1962. My husband and I walked in and I...More

Thank Beth D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this cathedral after finishing our walking tour of southern Dublin. It was opened in 1965 so quite modern. Well worth a visit.

Thank magsHertfordshire
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