Officially the “Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas,” Galway’s cathedral has an impressive domed exterior that looks suitably Romanesque in style, although it was actually built in the 1960s. The striking interior has rows of symmetrical stone archways and dramatic lighting. Contemporary Irish artisans designed the statues, colorful mosaics, and stained glass windows. The limestone for the walls was cut from local quarries, while the polished floor is made from Connemara marble.
University and Gaol rds., Galway City (by west end of Salmon Weir Bridge)
Our Rating Hours Daily 8:30am–6:30pm Phone 091/563-577 (select option 4) Prices Free admission, donations welcome Web site Galway Cathedral
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