The creation of Bishop Michael Browne, the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas was projected to be ‘solid, dignified and worthy of Galway'. And it definitely is with its huge octagonal copper dome mounting high above the roofs of the medieval city. The interior packed with cut-stone and wood carvings along with wall paintings, mosaics and rose windows is a fine exemplar of Irish workmanship. For more fun do discover the conurbation for it rims with multicultural effervescence, superb grand streets and squares like the Eyre Square that will keep you engaged throughout the day. Whenever you come, it's the carnival time in Galway too! Wheezing for some serenity, have an amble alongside the Ballyknow pier.