We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Galway Cathedral

University and Gaol Rds. | Cathedral Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 577
Review Highlights
Nothing Special

We were intrigued to see what was inside the dome, but the church is nothing really special. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Providence, Rhode Island

Beautiful cathedral but being a New Yorker St Patrick’s on 5th Ave in Manhattan is still my... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bedford, NY
via mobile
Read all 1,502 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
University and Gaol Rds. | Cathedral Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 577
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (1,502)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,101 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were intrigued to see what was inside the dome, but the church is nothing really special. It is not super old, or super ornate. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral but being a New Yorker St Patrick’s on 5th Ave in Manhattan is still my favorite. But this cathedral is a must see while in Galway..

Thank rrodeo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cathedral that's over 50 years old and have been refurbished , interesting old photos of the whole building process on the site of the old Galway Jail. Nice stained glass windows in the form of rose shapes

Thank Sean L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apart from majestic building of this structure, the different angles you can look at it, and the awe of just looking it. It’s a church with a bit of history if you’re into that craic

Thank Tomas C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very ornate with Connemara marble on floors and as decoration. Lifesize Stations of the Cross in white stone(marble?).

Thank Bonken99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral is well maintained and graciously opened to the public. I attended morning mass to find devoted parishoners and a delightful Irish priest.

Thank Jeannie1max
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Galway Cathedral is located overlooking the river corrib. The interior is wonderful, with a beautifully decorated dome and lovely Romanesque arches, beautiful mosaics and stonework, which has lovely stained glass. I was told that recitals are held here regularily and that the acoustics are superb....More

Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour director told us to make time to walk over to the Cathedral. Though it is a bit out of the way from the central square, it is worth the effort. It is a magnificent structure and beautiful church. We were so glad we...More

Thank travelingbeachbum00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk is worth the visit of the Galway cathedral. It is majestic and a quiet havre of peace and prayer. It is better to visit the cathedral in the off season as there are many bus loads of people that come to visit this...More

Thank joseph445
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must go to place in Galway City! Even before you walk up to the cathedral the 'bridge' leading up to it looks spectacular- overlooking the river! Tourists were all over the place. Highly recommended.

Thank Gryan2710
Nearby Restaurants
Brasserie On The Corner
910 reviews
.28 km away
Papa Rich Street Food Kitchen
329 reviews
.30 km away
The Chili Shack
208 reviews
.31 km away
850 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
Riverside Walk
224 reviews
.12 km away
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
455 reviews
.35 km away
Town Hall Theatre Galway Ireland
25 reviews
.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Galway Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines

Recently Reviewed Hotels around Galway