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

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

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This, the main Church of Ireland (Anglican) church is interesting as an ancient building, with many memorials, especially to Galwegians who made a mark on the history of the City, and to those who served around the world in the British Army and Royal Navy. Today a very welcoming worshiping community have a service each Sunday at 11.00am, followed by... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a lovely place with real quiet charm in the centre of the city.. A bit cold but then these places cost a fortune to heat. So fully understandable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I's a lovely peaceful space in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Galway city. Its ancient and there is a beautiful peaceful energy there. A little piece of heaven.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The weather was not that good but you can bring your jacket to warm your self up.I liked the Buildings with their historic view, also I liked the adventures found there like the Lynch's shopping street

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