Galway-Cathedral

Galway Cathedral

This cathedral’s full name is a mouthful: ‘Cathedral of our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas’. Needless to say, most are content to refer to the Galway Cathedral and leave it at that. While it’s relatively young—as least by Galway’s standards—this cathedral is a standout feature of the city.

Galway Cathedral presides over the River Corrib, where construction completed in the 1960s. It was built from locally cut limestone, and its floors boast marble that was quarried nearby in Connemara. Rounding out its local character is a series of statues, mosaics and stained glass windows that were crafted by Irish artisans. This is, in every way, a distinctly Irish building.

If you’re hot on the trail of JFK’s legacy, head to the chapel to the side of the cathedral. In a mosaic depicting the resurrection, you’ll see a portrait of the United States’ first Catholic president praying

Geo-Coordinates:    Latitude: 53.275144    Longitude: -9.057532