Just 15 Minutes from The Claregalway Hotel
One of Europe’s largest and most spectacular great stone churches, The Galway Cathedral in Galway City is located on the west bank of the River Corrib, a short distance north-west of the city centre. Originally opened in 1965 making it the last great stone cathedral to be built in Europe. That in itself makes a trip to see this wonderful site, worthwhile.
The interior of the cathedral is vaulted with stone and it stands on the former site of the Galway Jail. The land it was on was donated by the county board to the church when the jail closed long ago. This brought with it a new level of hope and faith to the greater Galway region.
The Cathedral is usually open from 08:30 until 18:30 – these times are approximate. On certain occasions, i.e Christmas Day, the Cathedral may close earlier.
Guests staying at The Claregalway Hotel have easy access to this site with our hotel located only 15 minutes from Galway City. The regular bus route that stops directly outside the hotel gates will bring guests to the city centre and a short walk will find you standing in the vaulted rooms of the Cathedral. Visitors travelling from Claregalway can attend a mass ceremony if they so wish or take a walk around the church at any other time. Donations are always welcome as this will assist in the upkeep of this amazing building.