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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564 648
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Cool for a quick stop

This church is easy to find in downtown Galway and is open long hours every day. It's a... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Lauren K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Nice visit

In any town, it's worth a visit to a few local churches. St. Nicholas is worth a look, and a few... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Greenville, South Carolina
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The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564 648
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This church is easy to find in downtown Galway and is open long hours every day. It's a donation-based site, so contribute what you can so it can be kept open to the public. They had nice brochures inside giving a history of the church...More

Thank Lauren K
Reviewed 10 May 2017

In any town, it's worth a visit to a few local churches. St. Nicholas is worth a look, and a few minutes of reflection. It's claim to fame is that Christoper Columbus was here once. I rather enjoyed seeing that this is still a neighborhood...More

Thank TumbleweedSmith
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My sister and I spent about 20 minutes inside exploring. The church is just beautiful and holds so many stained glass windows, statues and even has an original door used by the Monks, I am assuming. Very historic place, tranquil and gorgeous!!

Thank Tricia824
Reviewed 22 April 2017

It is said (by the plaque) that Christopher Columbus worshiped here. Very beautiful and very old. A wonderful sounding organ someone just happen to be playing when we visited.

Thank Juan S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Take a quiet break from shopping to visit St. Nicholas' Church. An ancient beauty in the centre of Galway. Beautiful architecture, fabulous old style stained glass, wall hangings recalling the Tribes of Galway. You are quite likely to encounter the choir in rehearsal, especially at...More

Thank denis_cunnigham
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A gorgeous church steeped in history. This 13th century church is still in active use today. Free to enter (a donation of 2 euros is polite and helps with upkeep), the church won't take up much of your day. The mixture of architectures are fascination....More

Thank adventuresomewhere
Reviewed 29 March 2017

St. Nicholas Collegiate Church is home to three different congregations and does excellent music programs. Architecturally interesting and just a comfortable place to be.

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

St. Nicholas' Church in Galway's pedestrian zone is definitely worth a visit. It's the oldest established church in Ireland, dated during the 1300's. Both exterior and interior architecture are stunning! Be sure to pick up a flyer there to follow along with all of the...More

Thank maureenb870
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is an ecumenical church in the heart of Galway. It has a social agenda as well as being a place of worship and fellowship. There is a plaque to honour Jane Eyre!. I thought she was a fictional character.

Thank cmjones54
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Old, big and beautiful, St Nicholas' church was built when Galway was a very small, new town. The church was finished by 1320 but one wall incorporates part of an earlier church on the same spot.

Thank mick_collier
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