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The Church of the Assumption & Saint James


Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora.

Claregalway, Co. Galway.


Claregalway is a village on the north-eastern side of Galway city, approximately 6 miles from Galway City.  It is the gateway to the neighbouring counties of Mayo & Roscommon. This church sits comfortably among the modern houses in the townland of Claregalway.  Its many sided walls give the building an almost circular shape.  It is actually octagonal.  The building was designed by Fred Browne of Robinson, Keefe and Devine, Architects, Dublin, and the builder was J.J. Rhatigan of Milltown. The total cost, including fees and furnishing was £132,000 (€158,000)

The Altar, Ambo and Font are sparrow-picked limestone and were supplied by Top Quarries, Ballinasloe. Dublin Glass & Paint cut, made and erected the Stations of the Cross.Bishop Michael Browne opened and dedicated the Church on 15th August, 1975 assisted by Very Rev. Gerry Canon Callanan, P.P.The Church was re-roofed in 1992 when the tabernacle was installed and a triptych by artist Vicki Crowley was also provided