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“Step Back in Time”

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
Ranked #8 of 137 things to do in Galway
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Owner description: The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.
Galway, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Step Back in Time”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

There's a timeless quality to this centuries old church that's hard to articulate - it has to be experienced to be believed. Take a stroll around the pews, read the dates on the tombstones and enjoy a quiet moment away from the hubbub of Shop Street.

Visited December 2012
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Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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72 reviews
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“St. Nicholas worth a peek”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Not much to see really. We could not sight see since we arrived in the middle of a service. The choir music was beautiful, however.

Visited September 2012
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Galway, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
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“Come In - The Door is Open!”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

All visitors should visit St. Nicholas Collegiate College Church. Built in 1320, its one of the old churches in Ireland. Christopher Columbus has prayed here.

Visited October 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Please go to their carol night before Christmas, it is amazing, and I am a Catholic!”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Historical, and welcoming. There is literature on the history which is very interesting - e.g. Details of Cromwellian intrusion!

Visited November 2012
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Galway, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Go on a Saturday”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Great place in the centre of town - history, geography and culture all rolled into one - not a long visit - but enough to get a sense of what it must have been like so long ago. Plus, if you go on a Saturday you can experience the Galway market - which has developed from a purely farmer's market to one where all sort of craft, art and food can be bought. Join the locals by getting a falafel, crepe, samosa or whatever and sitting on the grass within the gates of the church - just watch the kids runnning around if there's a wedding on!

Visited July 2012
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