Religion and spiritual beliefs have been in existence for centuries in Galway and this is evident in the remains of religious and spiritual places dotted throughout the county. These religious and spiritual beliefs have played a significant role in the history of Galway, but unfortunately as history would tell us, these beliefs often led to much turmoil and bloodshed.
Catholicism is the largest religion in Ireland so many of the religious attractions and features that are found in Galway are associated to this religion. However, you can also find religious and spiritual places throughout Galway which date back to before Christianity was even introduced into Ireland, and others which were introduced under the influence of British invasions into Ireland centuries ago.
You may stumble upon holy wells, crosses, standing stones, stone circles and more on your travels in Galway which add to the intrigue of the roadside and the area. In addition, one things for sure, the architectural feat of the buildings that remain today, and even those places now in ruin, is something to behold. With incredible stonework and detailed design, it truly is something beautiful to see.