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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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Stained Glass Beauty

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

REVIEW ON THE TRIP TO CITY OF GALWAY One of the structures that captured my attention during a recent visit to the City of Galway organised by Further Education Centre in Ballyhaunis, was the St. Nicholas Church. It situated in the heart of the city just off Shop Street. The church stands as the largest medieval parish church in Ireland... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

i did like the church, the building which has outstand for about 350 to 500 years. The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas 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 history.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Rumored that Columbus visited here before he went on to America. Gotta love rumors! Absolutely beautiful inside.

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