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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Lombard St., Galway, Ireland
353 91-564648
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Ranked #11 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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Galway, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

easy access and the stone work from this period in history is amazing found out that christopher columbus visited here after one of his visits to galway and gave thanks for a safe landing

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Courtenay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Being from Canada we can't relate to buildings this old and it was beautiful inside. Wonderful woman who was volunteering that day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love this place. It's in the heart of Galway city and you can just wander in anytime you want for a bit of peace and quiet, reflection or to feel you are steeped in history. Christopher Columbus prayed here on a trip to Galway so you can literally kneel in his 'kneelsteps'. That piece of trivia alone is enough... More

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Cobh, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Very well preserved church. Great layout of interesting historical displays and very welcoming to look around.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a beautiful church in the center of Galway with a lot of history behind it. But what makes it even better is that it still have very active community so it feels like a living church and not just an old landmark. Actually it's being shared by Anglicans along with Russian Orthodox church. I caught a bit of... More

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Valley Stream, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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