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
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Historic Galway City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:30 - 18:30
University and Gaol Rds. | Cathedral Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 577
Write a Review
Reviews (1,382)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,018 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A rainy break having a look at Galway Cathedral. Amazing glass work and detailed woodwork. A tranquil space.

Thank Nelson252
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tile work and stained glass is amazing in this artfully built cathedral. There is a mural that includes John F Kennedy - and the staff greet you at the door with an informative brochure. A donation is suggested at entry.

Thank DatsMyStrutt
Reviewed 5 days ago

The cathedral is really impressive; seen from the outside, with all its solid stones, gives the impression of something eternal, there for hundreds of years. Instead, it was built some sixty years ago. It has to be said, however, that it has been built very...More

Thank Flavio B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Galway Cathedral is an amazing place to visit regardless of your religious affiliation. The history associated with this building is amazing. Hop on/hop off bus is a great way to get to the Cathedral.

Thank Natalie L
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Cathedral is relatively modern of a questionable architectural design. It's on the tourist route and worth a visit. Parking is a major problem in the area so be prepared for a walk.

Thank jim k k
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice building. We visited as a wedding was taking place which was nice. Scots lad and Irish lady we assumed. Alle well togged out.

Thank familyoffduty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned about this cathedral during our walking tour of Ireland. Was great to see the beautiful stained glass in the afternoon. A wonderful atmosphere for contemplation and pray. We appreciated the opportunity for a bit of time with the blessed sacrament.

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful and accommodating. My husband bought a beautiful rosary in the gift shop for his mom, and Father Rabbitt was kind enough to bless it for him. The Cathedral is amazing.

Thank Alisa G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was nice to visit the city's present cathedral as opposed to all the ancient ruins for a change. One can obviously attend a service if there at the right time but we enjoyed the quiet and opportunity to look around in peace.

Thank arthurstewart2
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful Cathedral, from the altar in the center, with the Communion rails all around, to the organ, it was a sight to behold.

Thank BirdZ2250
Nearby Restaurants
Brasserie On The Corner
888 reviews
.28 km away
Papa Rich Street Food Kitchen
303 reviews
.30 km away
The Chili Shack
192 reviews
.31 km away
Da Paulino's Ristorante Italiano
191 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
Riverside Walk
211 reviews
.12 km away
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
444 reviews
.35 km away
Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas
67 reviews
.21 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