Information for visitors

Visitors are always welcome at Galway Cathedral. There is no admission charge, but we would appreciate whatever offering you can make towards the upkeep of the Cathedral. We ask also that visitors refrain from walking around during services.

Finding the Cathedral

The Cathedral is located on the west bank of the River Corrib, a little north and west of the city centre. To find the Cathedral on Google Maps, click here.

Opening Times

The Cathedral is usually open from 08:30 until 18:30 - these times are approximate. On certain days, such as Christmas day, the Cathedral may close earlier.


A pay-per-hour car park is in operation in the Cathedral grounds between 08:30 and 19:00; parking is free on Sundays. The City Council operates a pay-per-day car park in Cathedal Square, immediately to the south of the Cathedral.


A ramp for wheelchair users is available at the main entrance in the east transept (facing the Salmon Weir Bridge).

A loop system for those using hearing aids is in operation in the east transept.


A single toilet is open during services for the use of people attending Mass and other services.

Masses for Tour Groups & Visiting Clergy

Visiting Catholic priests are welcome to join in concelebrating at the regular daily Masses; they should be able to produce valid proof of good standing.

It is possible for visiting groups to celebrate a private Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel; permission must be obtained first from the Cathedral Office.