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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564 648
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Was visiting pedestrian mall and saw church off side street. Nice place to step into for history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eugene J
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Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
Nice church

Lovely little church with a lot of history attached to it. Easy to find in the heart of the city... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elaine S
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Dublin, Ireland
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The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Market Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was visiting pedestrian mall and saw church off side street. Nice place to step into for history and look. Would not go out of way to visit but nice if in area

Thank Eugene J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little church with a lot of history attached to it. Easy to find in the heart of the city centre.

Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Galway is a lovely port city brimming with history, and this church is in the heart of the city. It is easy to find, free and beautiful. It is rumored that Columbus prayed here before sailing to North America. A beautiful place to see amidst...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While this is a smaller church it was a neat piece of history to see. An extra bonus was they had an organ player today which was a great treat!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When it comes down to it, it’s a church. It was worth the visit and right in the heart of everything else you’d want to do. It’s free. There’s no reason not to stop in, but don’t lose any sleep if you miss it.

Thank Erin M
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Reviewed 2 January 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 1 December 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

Thank Ed50_13
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

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

Thank Wendy H
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Reviewed 11 November 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 7 November 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.

Thank joseph445
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