Galway Cathedral’s Live Crib to open on 15 December

7 Dec, 2022 | News

Galway Cathedral’s Live Crib will be open on Thursday, 15 December 2022 from 11:30am to 4.00pm.

The Live Crib, which has been a very important part of Christmas preparations in the city for many years, features a life-size traditional Bethlehem nativity scene together with real farm animals. Cathedral parishioners take on the roles of Mary, Joseph, Jesus and the shepherds, with choirs from the local schools singing Christmas carols throughout the day.

In announcing plans for the Live Crib, Father Peter Rabbitte of Galway Cathedral said, “in the midst of wintry gloom, the crib and all it symbolises affirms life, brings light and gives hope to all people of goodwill across our city, our diocese and beyond.”

Father John Gerard Acton added, “we look forward to welcoming people of every age and faith to experience the sights, sounds and smells of that first Christmas night and to allow the wonder of Christ’s birth touch all our lives anew”.

The Cathedral Live Crib will be located just outside the Salmon Weir Bridge door and admission is free.

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