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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

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Address: Market Street, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 91 564 648
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The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding...

The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.

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Historical church

I just happened upon this church and it seems to be open most of the time. It is very interesting in that it appears to have been rebuilt and turned on its axis. There is a floor... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just happened upon this church and it seems to be open most of the time. It is very interesting in that it appears to have been rebuilt and turned on its axis. There is a floor plan explaining it but it is hard to see. I would have loved to have found more history on display. A fantastic building!... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An off the beaten track but well worth th visit to this interesting church. Something that stuck out was the plaque on the wall with Jane Eyre written on it , automatically thought of the novel by Charlotte Bronte. Fascinating story from the lady at the entrance about the families and also how Christopher Columbus was there too. The church... More 

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Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just off the quay pedestrian mall so easy to include on your stroll. Has beautiful interior and some historical photos/placards.

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Thank Eugene J
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the city center, so easy to swing by for a bit -- takes about 15 minutes. Brochures available with some short history about some of the aspects.

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Old Orchard Beach, ME
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The church has guide brochures to explain many of the historical features and it wasn't crowded with tourists like some churches can be. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the cemetery surrounding the church!

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Thank Nibailey
Vancouver WA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is Ireland's largest medieval parish church still in use today. It was a peaceful reprieve from the day's activities. It was delightful to pause and ponder on the past. We appreciated hearing a tour guide describe the importance of the church. St. Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors, provided hope for the seafarers.

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Thank Naomi H
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is fabulous Church also next to the open Market where you will find the taste of local produce.

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is one of the smaller churches we visited in Ireland but it was very interesting! You can get a guide pamphlet that tells you what you're looking at, which we found very helpful. A nice little stop in Galway!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I guess it was market day when we visited but it was a lovely ambience - did not see inside the church.

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Ennis, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is one of the city centre churches in Galway and well worth a visit. In the street outside the are markets held weekly.

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