Galway Cathedral, Galway City

Galway Cathedral, Galway City

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Situated on the banks of the River Corrib in Galway City, Galway Cathedral is the most recently built of Europe's great stone cathedrals, and is the centre of a vibrant community.Galway Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora. The word "cathedral" is derived from the Greek "kathedra", meaning a seat; and indeed this seat is to be found within the sanctuary of the cathedral.

The cathedral of Galway was dedicated on 15 August 1965, and as such it is the youngest of Europe's great stone cathedrals. It is dedicated to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas.The cathedral is usually open from 08:30 until 18:30 - these times are approximate. On certain days, such as Christmas day, the cathedral may close earlier.

A ramp for wheelchair users is available at the main entrance in the east transept (facing the Salmon Weir Bridge).

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