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Opening Hours

For the time being, the Cathedral opens between 12:00 noon and about 5:15pm each day, and individuals are welcome to come in for private prayer.

Masses & Devotions

Masses is celebrated behind closed doors, and is live-streamed at 11:00am and 6:00pm daily on the Cathedral webcam.

The following are cancelled until further notice:

  • Eucharistic adoration
  • The Monday evening Taizé holy hour
  • Stations of the Cross on Friday

In short, anything which may cause a group to gather.


The Sacrament of Confession is available in the Cathedral car park on Saturday evenings between 7:00pm and 7:30pm. Physical distancing will be strictly observed.

Seeing a Priest

For those who may need to speak to a priest, the priests of Galway Cathedral are available by phone at regular hours, seven days a week, as follows:

  • Fr Peter Rabbitte: 12:00 noon - 12:30pm
  • Fr Martin Whelan: 7:00pm - 7:30pm

The phone number is the normal Cathedral number: 091-563577.

Parish Office

The public office is closed. However, the office can be contacted by phone (091-563577) or email ( during normal office hours.

Cathedral Bookshop

The Cathedral Bookshop is closed until further notice.