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Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas

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Address: Nun's Island, Galway, Ireland
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This is the Galway cathedral

ThiS is the proper name of the church, otherwise known as theGalway cathedral. Beautiful church, the river and bridge As you approach

Reviewed 3 April 2017
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Spain
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can walk from the bay to the cathedral because it is quite close. The cathedral reminds us of some other European buildings but a picture from the bridge is worthy.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

ThiS is the proper name of the church, otherwise known as theGalway cathedral. Beautiful church, the river and bridge As you approach

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Thank Sullivan0327
Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Eleven a.m. mass on 26th Feb with excellent choir was most impressive. Beautiful setting on the Corrib close to thr University and famous weir. The sound system , comfortable pews and temprature were all very good.

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Thank swimking2015
Monument, Colorado
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237 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Take a bit of time to visit, set down, and reflect upon all that He has given you and yours, health, safety, love, and salvation. This is a beautifully old church, steeped in history, and very welcoming, even in the quiet of the day. The stained glass is so amazing, the altar, and then turn around and look at the... More 

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Thank Paula U
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Galway Cathedral was built in 1965 on the site of the old jail. It's a Cathedral that galwegians are proud of and has many excuisite features. Connemara marble is one of these and the glass work is outstanding. I love the feel of this building . It is peaceful and restful and during Christmas and when the novena is on... More 

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Thank Roisin S
Galway, Ireland
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

A very iconic and beautiful building in Galway, really says Galway and is a place that is welcoming to everyone.

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Thank LRPR2014
Thurles, Ireland
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Well worth a visit if in Galway if just to admire the sheer size of the building, nice to walk around and discover the history or visit the shop in the cathedral and pick up your religious books, prayers etc. plenty of shrines if you want to stop and say a prayer or light a candle

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Thank JohnOL10
peaches3224
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Had a lovely, relaxed walk through the cathedral, very nice to see. There is a little leaflet as you go in to tell you all about it and you wander around at you leisure.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Shocked! We were shocked to learn the Cathedral was built in the 1960's vs 1860's. Lovely limestone pillars and beautiful stained-glass. Very classic yet not fussy or dark.

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Thank HockeyMom365
Los Angeles
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Built on the site of an infamous jail, the cathedral looks medieval but is actually modern, built with large doses of American Irish expatriate funding in the 50s-60s. Cardinal Cushing was a prime mover in getting it done. There's an excellent discussion of what was once on the site, as well as overpowering detail on the genesis of the new... More 

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