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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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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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A fantastic medieval church with very welcoming congregation.

The choir is amazing makes the hairs on your neck stand up. The ambience and the welcome for children is warm and friendly making all the difference. information in lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sligo, Ireland

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The choir is amazing makes the hairs on your neck stand up. The ambience and the welcome for children is warm and friendly making all the difference. information in lots of languages welcoming worshippers and visitors appropriately.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An old beautiful building in the middle of galway. Famous characters adorn the outside ( gargoyles) , and unusual stone inside. Different shapes. services and a wonderful xmas musical service. The hair woukd stand on the top of your skin with those HIGH notes and Trumpets. Also varied musical events here all year round.

Thank AnnN4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a den of tranquility in a busy city. We visited on 5th January 2016 and stayed almost 70 minutes inside this lovely church. Hard to believe it is over 700 years old but it is full of amazing things to see & read inside. The memorial plaques inside on the walls are so interesting ... From lovely tributes to... More 

Thank flame01
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had visited St. Nicholas church some months ago to say a quiet prayer of thanksgiving for the safe arival of my grandson. This was during a weekday when all was quiet and I had a look around this ancient and interesting old building. I returned on Christmas Eve and queued to join 1100 others at a lovely service of... More 

Thank Jodee48
Newton Solney, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I was fortunate to call in whilst a visiting Dublin organ scholar was practising on the mainly Willis/Walker organ, much in need of repair, restoration, a lot of money and much tlc! Some wonderful pipe - work here and an instrument that deserves serious attention before it expires. Who will save it for the future? An appeal in 2009 didn't... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

It's a church. It's pretty. Check it out if you have time in Galway. Located right next to the city market. Hard to miss if you're looking for it. One of the oldest churches in Ireland. Quite a lot of history to explore inside. Can book a tour and go visit with a guide, or just go on your own.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Visted by Christopher Columbus on his way to the Americas...beautiful building and most churches of this era are...but to find one on the west edge of Europe with a long standing history was a pleasant surprise. A beautiful market is held just outside of the church grounds ...well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Beautiful Church . Full of History and Stories. I had the added bonus of catching a music recital by Con Tempo which really added to the magical feeling of the place. Well worth a visit when in Galway

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Galway, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I have been here for a veriety of reasons.The history of the building structure and its site within the City is worth exploring.Outside of the time dedicated to religious ceremony I have enjoyed exhibitions , lectures, and the ecoustic excellence of choral and musical recital.

Thank 2015LV
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

St. Nicholas’ Church is old and big and beautiful, and sits right in the middle of the medieval centre of Galway city. It is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland in continuous use as a place of worship at the heart of Galway's life. A tour through the Church will allow you to glimpse the part of its rich... More 

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