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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

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Address: Market Street, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 91-564648
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Description: The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding...
The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.
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Historic Place

Take 30 minutes and wander around. Read the memorial plaques. There is history aplenty in this church. Right off the main shopping street in Galway. On Saturdays beside the church... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Take 30 minutes and wander around. Read the memorial plaques. There is history aplenty in this church. Right off the main shopping street in Galway. On Saturdays beside the church in the alley is a wonderful market featuring local products and interesting people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I visited the church on a very wet day. It was beautiful inside. It was wonderful to see so many Galway families represented in the tombstones. On visiting the church you get a feeling for life in the city at an earlier time, and the importance of the various trades.Shoemakers, Wool workers etc. Nowhere in Ireland if the effect of... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This church has an interesting history, as it is believed Columbus attended a service here. The church has beautiful stained glass and interesting plaques. It is worth a visit if you are nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I attended services as a visitor here and the congregation was very warm and welcoming. Despite its setting in a city, it has an inclusive, community feel. The sermons were warm and direct, and the choir and organist top-notch. Stop in and be moved.

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Ballina, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I lived in Galway for many years before venturing in here one Saturday. It's well worth a look, plenty of interesting plaques with historical titbits and a nice atmosphere inside.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It was particularly interesting to see a list of the people who have been buried in the graveyard beside the church over the years and to hear that they were in vertical graves. Few churches have this information available and it would be useful to those seeking family.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is an amazing church in downtown Galway. Hard to find but what a find. Lots of narrow one way streets and not much in the way of parking but a church to see and visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Absolutely beautiful, breath-taking, goose-bump worthy and spiritually connecting. Preferred when there wasn't a group in there as well. Much too noisy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great cathedral with beautiful stained glass windows. We spent an hour just looking at the information regarding their anniversary. Lovely walk from Latin Quarter to this place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Nothing remarkable, nothing special, just a large church and that's it. Go to the cathedral instead, there is more to see there.

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