The Cathedral of Galway is a Roman Catholic Cathedral which is dedicated to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas.
It is one of the youngest Cathedrals throughout Europe. Construction started in 1958 on the site of the old city prison and is now one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the city. It was opened on 15th August 1965 with President Éamon de Valera lighting the sanctuary candle and Cardinal Richard Cushing of Boston delivering a sermon; ‘Why Build a Cathedral?’.
The architecture of the cathedral draws on many influences, from a Renaissance style dome and pillars to Christian art of rose windows and mosaics.