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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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Beautiful church with a lot of history

This church is smack in the middle of the shopping area-by Quay street and shopping street. It is beautiful, built in the 11 th century. There was a fantastic exhibition on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This church is smack in the middle of the shopping area-by Quay street and shopping street. It is beautiful, built in the 11 th century. There was a fantastic exhibition on Human Rights while we were there, plus the church offers small information sheets to explain the various items within the sanctuary. Must see it while in Galway.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A truly magnificent building with an amazing history. A serene atmosphere which is well worth experiencing to escape the hustle and bustle of a shopping trip in Galway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Built at least 800 years ago its a magnificent building. Steeped in history and turmoil they still hold services there. There is a legend that when Columbus was on his way to the "New World" he stopped in Galway and attended mass at St, Nicholas' as well he is said to have recruited a local for the voyage. He was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We did a waling tour in the morning and noticed when we went to the church that there was a concert on that evening. Since these activities help to maintain the church, we decided to go. It was a wonderful example of the traditional Irish music. They have regular concerts Mon, Wed and Fri during the summer and if the... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Excellent for tourist attraction also know for the many concerts and music sessions if your into it worth a visit ..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is small church and quiet place in downtown Galway. Our guide told me Emliy Bronte used to come here every Sunday for the service with her sister. He was quite proud of this female writer who is Irish! Sure he is right! I tried to find the plate where I can find Emily's trace, in vain. But certainly there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A fine example of a medieval church that is still used by the community today (Church of Ireland & Orthodox). There are plaques commemorating patrons of the Church and a cenotaph remembering the fallen in the World Wars. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This church brings you back in time. Christopher Columbus was supposed to have stopped off here when he visited Galway. There are lots of memorials to those who dies in the world wars. It is a quiet oasis in the middle of this bustling town

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was there solo. A visit often long fingered in the past. As an RC I was surprised by some of the unexpected items on display. Looking at the memorial plaques on the wall one can see that the gentry of the period had their sons as officers in the British forces fighting in overseas wars. There happened to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very old church with some interesting history to go along with it. A quick easy stop in is all you need.

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Address: Market Street, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 91-564648
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway

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