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Galway’s Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas is Ireland's largest medieval parish church in... read more

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R G
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Dublin, Ireland
Lovely place.

A lovely place to visit when you are in Galway. Full of history. Highly recommended to everyone who... read more

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The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.
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Market Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Galway’s Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas is Ireland's largest medieval parish church in continuous use as a place of worship. Christopher Columbus prayed here on his way to discover the new world.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank R G
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of churches in Ireland and despite being on an attraction list for a walk around Galway, St Nicholas’ Collegiate really didn’t offer anything special.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FlyingTheCoop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to visit when you are in Galway. Full of history. Highly recommended to everyone who likes sightseeing and old places.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ella021
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Fantastic historical church in the heart of Galway. Regret not having a guide although purchased an interesting booklet about it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SouthPerthAustralia
Reviewed November 21, 2018

What do you need to hear other than about the history steeped here since 1220? If you like to learn about historic buildings, and in particular churches, this is the place for you! Built by the Normans, nearly destroyed by Cromwell, visited by Christopher Columbus!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank luvtotravel6768
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a gorgeous medieval church and the oldest active one in Ireland dating from the Norman era and finally completed by 1320 although dating back to the 1200s. It is where Columbus worshipped in in the 1400s before setting sail to discover America and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Located in the city and founded by the Normans in the 1200s, although there is some doubt as to when it was built, but it was completed by1320. It is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland in continuous use. There is an Australian connection...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MaccSLDM
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Where can you get history like this! A must see for the sheer beauty of the architecture. I also enjoyed seeing the map of the original town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michaelene M
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Beautiful architecture to those church and a nice break from shopping without leaving Eyre Sq area Lovely stained glass. Able to light a candle and say a prayer for my dearAunt who had just passed

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ginanh
Reviewed October 11, 2018

This church was founded in 1320. To get some perspective, in 1477 Christopher Columbus worshiped here! Amazing history and beautiful church.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patty J
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