Christmas Eve mass at Galway Cathedral to broadcast live across Europe

Galway Daily news
The Novena at Galway Cathedral.

Christmas Eve Mass at Galway Cathedral will be broadcast live throughout Ireland and Europe to millions of people this year.

The 11pm mass at Galway Cathedral will be carried on RTÉ in Ireland and various European channels on Christmas Eve, as well on the Eurovision Network open to all 44 countries in Europe.

Everybody is welcome to attend this Mass but the congregation has to be in their seats by 10:45pm in order to facilitate the broadcast 11pm start.

Christmas Carols will be sung by the Cathedral Choir in the half-hour before the ceremony gets underway, with Bishop Brendan Kelly as the chief celebrant.

Kairos Production Company is responsible for the televising of the live mass at Galway Cathedral on December 24, and producer Finbarr Tracey says “that around 2 million tune in for this each Christmas Eve.”

“There will be carols and the spirit of Christmas will well and truly be alive in the Cathedral,” explained Fr Martin Whelan.

“It is incredible to think that millions will be looking in on Galway this Christmas Eve,” he added.

Galway Cathedral Live Crib will take place from 11:30am to 4pm on Tuesday 17th December, with live animals, music and song by Primary schools from across Galway