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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Lombard St., Galway, Ireland
353 91-564648
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Ranked #9 of 71 attractions in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland. The church was founded in 1320 and belongs to the Church of... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

As the Saint for giving, this Protestant church has gave shelter to Catholics, Protestants and horses over the years! For a small donation, pick up a leaflet from the information stand on the left which gives you a full guide to the church - from the flags from the Connaught Rangers (Black & Tans) to the Knights Templar and Christopher... More

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Chris Columbus said to have visited here. Lots of history, interesting stop in Galway Center. Look at the tiles in the floor, and the information posted around the interior!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

St. Nicholas is tucked away in the city and more difficult to find than the cathedral. It was raining fairly heavy by the time we got to it and since they were doing renovations, we couldn't go in. The outside is not as majestic as the cathedral, but everyone who visits Galway should go to see it...after all, it is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great history surrounds this church. Columbus was in Galway 1477, noted church in his journal and said to have made 1492 voyage to new world based upon learnings here.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

St. Nicholas' chuch in one of the most interesting buildings in Galway. It is interesting to hear the stories and consider how history has played a role in creating the building that you see today.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visit St Nicholas' Church to get a flavour of Ireland before the Free State. This preserve of the Protestant ascendancy hosts one of the few Great War memorials and all the Napoleonic 'colours' (regimental flags) of the distinguished Connaught Rangers

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There was a good welcome from staff. good explanatory leaflet explaining all the facets of the church. Opportunity to light candles for loved ones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A little bit tucked away and pretty unassuming, this church is steeped in history and beauty. A must see for any historians out there! If you visit in the colder parts of the year, be aware it's an old stone building with no heat - dress well! Grab a map and explore all that this space has to offer.

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Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It was a lovely day in that we met the pastor here who had lots of time for us to show us around the church and explorer lots of nooks and crannies

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A real working parish filled with centuries of history. One could get a real sense of the life of the community. I was able to say a prayer for my Irish grandmother in their lovely quiet side-chapel. A bit more of a pamphlet would have been nice, but it is clear this is a parish not a museum!

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