Situated on the banks of the River Corrib in Galway city, Galway Cathedral is the most recently built of Europe's great stone cathedrals.
Galway Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh & 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 is the youngest of Europe's great stone cathedrals. it is dedicated to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas.
Galway Cathedral is committed to best practice in the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, particularly when involved in church-related activities. It is our aim to safeguard, respect and value the dignity and well-being of every child, young person, and vulnerable adult involved in church-related activities.