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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Address: Lombard St., Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 91-564648
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Ranked #12 of 67 Attractions in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This, the main Church of Ireland (Anglican) church is interesting as an ancient building, with many memorials, especially to Galwegians who made a mark on the history of the City, and to those who served around the world in the British Army and Royal Navy. Today a very welcoming worshiping community have a service each Sunday at 11.00am, followed by... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a lovely place with real quiet charm in the centre of the city.. A bit cold but then these places cost a fortune to heat. So fully understandable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I's a lovely peaceful space in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Galway city. Its ancient and there is a beautiful peaceful energy there. A little piece of heaven.

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Mbabane, Hhohho, Swaziland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The weather was not that good but you can bring your jacket to warm your self up.I liked the Buildings with their historic view, also I liked the adventures found there like the Lynch's shopping street

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

REVIEW ON THE TRIP TO CITY OF GALWAY One of the structures that captured my attention during a recent visit to the City of Galway organised by Further Education Centre in Ballyhaunis, was the St. Nicholas Church. It situated in the heart of the city just off Shop Street. The church stands as the largest medieval parish church in Ireland... More 

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Ballyhaunis, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

i did like the church, the building which has outstand for about 350 to 500 years. The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland in continuous use as a place of worship at the heart of Galway's life. A tour through the Church will allow you to glimpse the part of its rich history.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Rumored that Columbus visited here before he went on to America. Gotta love rumors! Absolutely beautiful inside.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

There was a hostess at the entrance to the church that was quite short with us, and seemed disapointed that we were visiting the church, even though it was open for visitors and she was there to receive them. The church itself was beautiful... we happened to be there during choir practice which was absolutely amazing. The experience was ruined... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

While visiting Galway city ,the family walked around Galway and we stumbled on the church right beside the Saturday market which has everything from cheese to paintings and handmade jewellery.The church is beautiful inside and the good news is that it is free .Sometimes they hold exhibitions on arts and crafts.It is well worth a visit and the atmosphere all... More 

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shannon co clare ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Hidden gem, people don't know about it and it is a nice break from shopping. Interesting for history buffs. Christopher Columbus is suppose to have attended Mass here before he set off to discover America!

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