Galway Cathedral | Galway Cathedral History

Galway Cathedral | Galway Cathedral History

The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, commonly known as Galway Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Galway, Ireland, and one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the city. Construction began in 1958 on the site of the old city prison.

It includes some Renaissance details mixed with the Romanesque and Gothic traditions. Galway Cathedral also boasts an impressive variety of art, including a statue of the Virgin by Imogen Stuart, a large Crucifixion mosaic by Patrick Pollen, rose windows by George Campbell and more.

Galway Cathedrals pipe organ is one of the finest in the country and was built for the Cathedral by  Liverpool firm of Rushworthe & Dreaper. The beautiful and colourful Rose Window above the organ is by George Campbell. It is just one of many stained glass window by a number of different artists, all very different but somehow combining to make a unified whole.


Cathedral Address

Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland 

 

Galway Cathedral | Galway Cathedral History