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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564 648
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Largest medieval parish church in Ireland

While taking in the Saturday morning street market we wandered into St. Nicholas' Collegiate... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mary J
Richmond, Virginia
Beautiful concert venue

A venerable old church, with a long history, where a delightful concert is presented every night at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Frank C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564 648
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a large medieval structure in the center of town. Go with a guide to get the history. Cromwell's soldiers vandalized parts of the church and the guide will show you where. Try to coincide your visit with the weekend Saturday market outside of...More

Thank shapgo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stepped away from the crowds at the pedestrian shopping are to take in the beauty of this beautiful old church. As soon as you step into the church, you are hit with a musty smell so you get the sense of just how long...More

Thank JellyrollsKaren
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely old church worth visiting. Be sure to read the history. We really liked the old maps of Galway and the graves and shrines and very interesting. It's down near the pubs and shopping and a must-see while in Galway.

Thank arthurstewart2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely recommend walking all the churches, the history, architecture and differences amongst them are both stunning and intriguing.

Thank Erin F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit. Make sure to get a volunteer tour and ask about: 1) the stone mason apprentice and 2) the mayor Lynch's son (hence the term "lynching" came from). While walking in the Midieval quarter the church is on you right just off...More

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A member of the Church of Ireland Protestant community. A Real sense of being brought back in time to the Middle Ages and further back. The wall plaques, in themselves, dedicated to various prominent Galway families over the last few centuries, give such a history...More

Thank David K
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