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Address: University and Gaol Rds. | Cathedral Square, Galway, Ireland
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Beautiful building

Lovely stone interior with imaginative depiction of the Easter scene. Well worth a visit and attendance at Mass.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walk in, note the stained glass windows and Connemara marble floors and move on. Mercifully furnished with clean restrooms at 1/2 euro a person.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely stone interior with imaginative depiction of the Easter scene. Well worth a visit and attendance at Mass.

Thank Eilis M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This Gothic cathedral was quite close to our accommodation, so we decided to walk. On approach the exterior of the cathedral is very impressive indeed. The interior is equally impressive with beautiful coloured lighting coming through the windows. We just sat for 20 minutes and absorbed the atmosphere in this beautiful building.

Thank tommannion2017
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Given the history of Ireland the numerous ruins everywhere, this cathedral seems out of place. Still, worth a visit. Stunning views from the bridge at the end of the Latin Quarter. Recommend walking along the river to the cathedral and stopping in.

Thank Cindy M
Tralee, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure you do not take any photos during the mass since it is a religious service. The priest made a special mention of this when people were walking around. Also note the magnificent Connemara marble floor.

Thank jjtr6
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Galway Cathedral is quite a landmark in Galway and you can see its dome from almost anywhere in the city letting you orient yourself. It was only completed in the middle of the 1960s but is built in a classical style. It is not as ornate as some Catholic cathedrals and in many ways this make it more attractive. There... More 

Thank Edmund R
Norfolk, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This catedral is beautiful from the outside in. The stained glass, the architecture, and mosaics one not to miss. A mosaic of JFK can be found in one of the alcoves.

Thank genglertNorfolk_VA
Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly a spectacular place to visit. I love going and seeing beautiful places of worship. And this one is worth the visit. The only thing that annoyed me was that their "donations" for entry and to even use the bathroom after you've entered felt forced. I have no issue with and always do donate to buildings that I visit because... More 

Thank Ryan M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

St Nicholas Cathedral is the more historic church not to miss in Galway. Howeevr, if you have the time this beautiful cathedral is a nice stop. Lots of classic cathedral architecture yet was made in 20th c. And if you need to use the lou bring a euro

Thank maryemannix
Grass Valley, Calif.
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the visit if you like large European churches. Very big, with an impressive organ gallery. The best part is the gorgeous floor of Connemara marble, with green, burgundy and black.,

Thank Medialitmom

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