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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564 648
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This is a very historic building and is a "must see " for anyone visiting Galway. Christopher... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2018
cradsma
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Galway, Ireland
Heart of Galway

The church is located in the heart of old Galway city center area. It is easy to walk to and was... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2017
Ed50_13
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Johnstown, Colorado
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The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

This is a very historic building and is a "must see " for anyone visiting Galway. Christopher Columbus stopped here on his journey to new world. So be sure to visit this Church.

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Reviewed December 1, 2017

The church is located in the heart of old Galway city center area. It is easy to walk to and was worth seeing. It is a busy area on the weekends and within easy walking distance of all of the major sights of the city...More

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Reviewed November 25, 2017

Historic building, with detailed and interesting information leaflets provided in many languages. Welcoming atmosphere

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

This Church was built circa 1320 and is Ireland's largest medieval parish church, which is still in use. St. Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors (seafaring has long been associated with this church). it is the Church where Christopher Columbas worshipped in 1477. Well...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

Aside from a quiet place to center oneself, to be still and to BE, the church has a very rich partrimony. One of the most surpising elements was to see a Iconostase. The Episcopalian church also welcomes the Romanian and Russian Orthodox communities of Galway.

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Nice church on the outside, nothing special on the inside. Go to the Cathedral instead; beautifully decorated!!

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

This beautiful 14th century Anglican church is right in the heart of Galway and worth stopping in to see, especially if you're there on a Saturday and plan to attend the Galway Market. The Market takes place along side the church.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

On a recent visit to Galway we took a walk through 700 year old St. Nicholas’ Church. It was a moving and powerful experience. You are transported back to the 12th century by simply walking by the stone pillars of the ancient church. An experience...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Like many parish churches in Ireland, this one is rather plain on the inside but has loads of local history, including occupation by Cromwell's troops. I doubt that the Jane Eyre buried here was the one in the famous book, which was set in England....More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

There is a convenient helpful brochure outlining a self-guided tour. Plenty to see. There is talk that Christopher Columbus prayed here before venturing off to ‘discover North America’. The church enjoys a happy juxtaposition of old history and current use. It is a living breathing...More

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