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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

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Address: Market Street, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 564 648
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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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Old Galway's finest.

Old, big and beautiful, St Nicholas' church was built when Galway was a very small, new town. The church was finished by 1320 but one wall incorporates part of an earlier church... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Old, big and beautiful, St Nicholas' church was built when Galway was a very small, new town. The church was finished by 1320 but one wall incorporates part of an earlier church on the same spot.

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Monument, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you will enjoy your viist to St. Nicholas Church, its beautiful, take time to reflect on the day, and stillness in the house of the Lord, sit down, take a minute to recall all of His blessings, on you and your family, health, and safety as you travel, and better for just being there., blessings, p

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Columbus stopped to pray here in 1477. It has many interesting memorials and still seems to be functioning church.

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County Meath, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having spent a "lifetime"passing this church - we made an impromptu visit and were delighted with the interior, its history and the special atmosphere in it. There were other tourists there as well and a boys' choir practising in a side room. It was worth while sitting down and soaking up the serenity of the place. Will definitely make a... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fascinating old curch,steeped in history. place where columbus prayed before sailing out to discover new world.cromwell stabled his horse here. memorials of local galwegians killed in ww1

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church is on Market Street where there is a weekend market. It is a beautiful old church which is now shared by three denominations- Anglican, Russian orthodox and Romanian orthodox. There are lovely icons in the section used by the orthodox faiths. Stained glass windows also adorned the church. It is a quiet place to spend a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

This church was the one that Christopher Columbus prayed in for 4 years before finding the new world (aka USA)! During a period of time it was taken over and used as a stable for livestock - we found a horse shoe print in the floor! One of the town vendors told us these details

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Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

This is a must see. Such a beautiful church and so full of history. It is very atmospheric, both by day and at night. Loved wandering round reading about the events which took place there. Amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

As someone who's been to a lot of churches in the British Isles, I thought this was a beautiful historic church. There is a pamphlet (available in many languages) near the door with a brief history of the church and highlights to seek when you are exploring the inside. I am personally interested in monumental inscriptions and also spent some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

There are plenty of Anglican churches in Ireland!!! Our guide was in a bit of a hurry, so he spent only about ten minutes here. But, the place was so beautiful, and so peaceful, that I went back to it when our tour group was given some "free" time to wander around Galway. Really worth a visit. And, for those... More 

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