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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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50 year Anniversary

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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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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Nuremberg, Germany
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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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Enniskerry Wicklow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If in Galway and right in the centre stands St Nicholas Church. As a visitor one should visit and if lucky as well as touring th church you may be lucky enough to be able to attend one of the concerts held fairly regularly there. This church is full of interesting history and well worth seeing.

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ontheroadagn7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I feel a little strange reviewing a church, but we had a very nice Christmas Eve service there. We went to the midnight service. It was amazing to think how many services this church has hosted over hundreds of years. Very nice for history as well, but go for a service if you can.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I liked this church because Christopher Columbus prayed here in 1477. Very historic place and very beautiful.

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Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Worth checking our for concerts. Reading the epitaphs one gains a history of the city.It is a lovely church and also the fact that someone as far back as Columbus prayed here. Around it on Saturdays the place outside is alive with people selling their own wares. An ideal spot for picking up organic food and especially vegetables. When visiting... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

unfortunately missed the concert bit this place is lovely and worth a visit for some peace and the windows

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lots of history and beautiful stained glass windows. Informational pamphlets filled with history. A lot of old gravestones with interesting wordage.

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

lovely .oldest church in galway.christopher columbus prayed here before sailing out to discover the new world. the infamous oliver cromwell stabled his horses within.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

i am a history buff and had to bribe my wife and kids to go in. But they enjoyed it thoroughly! The 4 kids (ages 8-12) were given a scavenger hunt of items to find inside the Church. There was plenty of seating and they had church organ music playing. Though now Protestant, the church was originally Catholic and Christopher... More 

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