Of all the buildings that I was able to step into in Galway, I was able to spend the most time at the Galway Cathedral. Dedicated on August 15, 1965 by Cardinal Cushing of Boston, it is noted as the youngest of Europe’s stone cathedrals. Its art and architecture reflect many different styles and periods from Byzantine to Gothic to Romanesque.
Online, there are many images of the exterior. My camera tended to focus on the variety of stained glass windows, mosaics and carvings on the interior walls. In addition to learning the larger story of the building’s creation, it has been a pleasure to research and learn about the individual artists, like Patrick Pollen, who dedicated so many years of their lives to producing artwork for this cathedral.
It will take me a while to sort through the images and continue my research. There are always stories to discover! Until I pull together my words and images about this beautiful structure, here are few images to peruse.