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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 was a beautiful historic church that everyone should visit. We had a local guide, which was wonderful because they gave us so much history. It was neat to see the Jane Eyre... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Darien, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another reviewer stated they saw Jane Eyres tomb here and she is actually buried in Salisbury. An interesting and fairly unadorned church but historically worth the visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a beautiful historic church that everyone should visit. We had a local guide, which was wonderful because they gave us so much history. It was neat to see the Jane Eyre tomb as well.

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St. Michaels, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth touring w/a guide who can point out the symbolism that you might otherwise miss and the history of which you may unaware.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the one hand, there is little special about this church in and of itself. The architecture is familiar, and the blend of old and new is not handled with as much sophistication as many other sites. But the history of the building is extraordinary, and the "Smug Angel" is definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This historic church is majestic and very interesting. We were lucky enough to have a local show us the older parts. As another reviewer said, there's not much outside, but it's in a busy city centre and a good place for a quick rest.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The acoustics were amazing in this beautiful space. In addition to the wonderful traditional music in this show there was sean nós dancing which was greatly appreciated. As if that wasn't enough, there was a free tour of this ancient church. Great music in a great space.

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest I was a bit disappointed with this one. There isn't a lot of grounds around this church and it's actually been modernised quite a bit on the inside which I feel has taken away from the original charm. However there are different musical activities held in this church regularly and we witnessed rehearsals with a choir when... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stepping into a church with such a history is a treat. Columbus may have worshipped here. It was unfortunate we missed the date for the traditional Irish music concerts held frequently .

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Thank dekalbill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally enjoyable and recommended for a different cultural experience of Irish music and dance. €15 each and money well spent. Only an hour and a half of excellent entertainment. And you learn along the way. 8pm most nights at the church. Buy tickets at the door as you go in.

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Athlone, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful old Church of Ireland building in the heart of the city, right beside the open markets, gentle peaceful atmosphere, beautiful stained glass. You may be lucky, as we were, to find the choir in rehearsal

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