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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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This church seems unassuming on the outside but inside it has fascinating tombs, memorials and artwork. It's the largest medieval church in Ireland that has remained in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This church seems unassuming on the outside but inside it has fascinating tombs, memorials and artwork. It's the largest medieval church in Ireland that has remained in continuous use, apparently. Don't miss it.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It isn't actually a cathedral but probability would have been if this medieval church hadn't been taken over by the Anglican/church of Ireland during the Reformation. Interesting contrast with the actual Catholic Cathedral. Columbus prayed here and there are several items work looking at including the alter, regimental flags and iconography. The Church is used by the Orthodox Church as... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

St Nicholas often hosts concerts and lunch time and evening events its a stunning church and is right in the middle of the bustling market at the weekend

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this church on two occasions. Interesting more for its continuous use as a church from the 1500's. A street market is held outside in the nearby street on a Saturday (and on a Friday also in August). Musical Evenings held on a Thursday. Old graveyard in its grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit as it is full of history. There are often musical events here as well. It is a quiet oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the busy area outside

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Houston Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to attend two performances of Tunes in the Church. Highly recommend to anyone looking to enjoy traditional Irish music.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is everything the cathedral is not. Old, charming, spiritual. We walked up and found people who willingly talked about their church and the part it played in their lives. They pointed out pieces of the architecture they wanted us to know. Definitely a spiritual experience.

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Falls Church VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a performance of the Tunes in Church program and it was wonderful. It is traditional Irish music performance. We attended one with a accordion player and a step dancer joined in for some of the tunes. The second act included a singer and they played violin and piano. In between the two acts, was a tour of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a concert on a weeknight, and were THRILLED with the experience. Professional performers gave us a real taste of Gaelic culture, and explained the connection to Irish history. A violinist, pianist, and accordion artist played title variations that heightened our enlightenment. These musicians were REALLY GREAT; and as an added delightful touch, an elegant, well-trained tap dancer performed... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice church for events. The Christmas Carols are great here. It's in a great area to you can't miss it. But it's only ok

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