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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Lombard St., Galway, Ireland
353 91-564648
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Ranked #10 of 72 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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Valley Stream, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Quick visit here church is beautiful and has some history to it, in and out within an hour no fee suggested donation . Worth a visit.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A very large traditional style Anglican Church in the centre of Galway on the edge of the Latin Quarter. Has beautiful stain glass windows, a very old stone font and modern wooden furniture. It is open daily to the public.

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kildare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

As this is in the centre of Galway, it is well worth a visit. It is such a quiet place, away from the madding crowd, especially on Saturday, when the market is on outside. Christopher Columbus is supposed to have called into here on his way to America. If you are in Galway at Christmas, there is a wonderful carol... More

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We enjoyed the architecture and stories inside this building. It made for a nice stop after walking around the city for a couple of hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

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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