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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564 648
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A Trip Back in Time

On a recent visit to Galway we took a walk through 700 year old St. Nicholas’ Church. It was a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fairplay, Colorado
via mobile
Historic but Plain with a Jane

Like many parish churches in Ireland, this one is rather plain on the inside but has loads of local... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Los Angeles, California
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The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564 648
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 6 days ago

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

Thank strangersblog
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank murmac2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Medieval church dates back to 1320 and although it is 'Church of Ireland'- part of the worldwide Anglican communion - I was interested to read that they allow three other Orthodox denominations to hold services there. There is a large side chapel that I...More

Thank Betula103
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were luck to find the church open without a service being conducted. Lots of history, beautiful carvings, windows. Loved reading the plaques and stones. So much history.

Thank nursemurphy13
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can normally find a lot to interest me in churches, cathedrals, abbeys, priories, etc., but there was really not a lot to recommend this one. There were a few interesting gravestones in the floor with the tools of trade of the person buried there,...More

Thank Diane E
Reviewed 13 September 2017

While taking in the Saturday morning street market we wandered into St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and were glad we had. It is an interesting church filled with history. You can spend as little or as much time there as your itinerary allows.

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 3 September 2017

A venerable old church, with a long history, where a delightful concert is presented every night at 8 PM. When I visited the featured performer was Una, a harpist and singer whose ethereal music was a highlight of my visit to Galway. The fiddler, flutist,...More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Stoped by and it was pretty bland, I know it's a church and not a touring activity but for a person that likes to visit churches it was not interesting.

Thank robY7211DR
Reviewed 30 August 2017

What is the connection between this church and Santy Claus? The church is dedicated to st. Nicholas of Myra (now in Turkey) who wa the man who was the inspiration for santy claus. This church tells many many otehr stories of life in Galway.

Thank Vincent D
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