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Ground floor window: Mt:2:11: And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. (KJV)

Ground floor window: Mt:4:18-19: And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. (KJV)
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Ahead we see the High Altar of Our Lady.The large Crucifixion mosaic behind the Altar was created by Patrick Pollen. The sanctuary contains the kathedra, or Bishop's chair and the seats for the twelve canons of the Cathedral Chapter. The four great pillars rising around the sanctuary support the large dome, which tops 145 feet in height.

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The construction of the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas began in 1958.

The final dedication ceremony was held after seven years of work by Cardinal Richard Cushing on the Feast of the Assumption on 15. August 1965.



The general architecture of the Cathedral is in the Renaissance style, with the incorporation of various other features, such as rose windows (of which there are three) and the mosaics.

Barrel vaulted ceilingThe Cathedral is built from Galway limestone and has a seating capacity of 1500. The pews are fashioned from West African mahogany. The barrel shaped ceiling was constructed out of natural western red cedar wood from the American Pacific coast.


Upper level window: Gn:1:2: And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  (KJV) Upper level window: Gn:1:27:
 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  (KJV)All the Cathedral windows are devoted to biblical events and figures.

The upper level windows show scenes from the Old Testament. Shown here are two scenes by Irish artists James Scanlon, John Murphy, Phyllis Burke and George Walsh.

The windows on the ground floor depict events from the life of Christ, a few samples of which are seen on the left side of this page.


Cathedral Organ


The Cathedral organ was built by Rushworth & Draper of Liverpool. It contains over 3000 pipes which range in length from 6 inches to 21 feet.


The Shantalla SingersMusic plays an important part in the liturgy of Galway Cathedral. An expression of this are the Galway Cathedral Organ Recitals, which are held every year in August.

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