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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

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Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564 648
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Wonderful Service!

We had a great Sunday morning service here. Everyone was so welcoming and even invited our... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ALH0305
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
beautiful church in the middle of town

we didn't go in but checked out the outside of the church. on sundays there is an open market on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
koabug
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honolulu
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great Sunday morning service here. Everyone was so welcoming and even invited our daughters to Sunday School which was a big highlight of our trip. The music was lovely and the Church was beautiful. Sad we can’t go again before we leave!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

we didn't go in but checked out the outside of the church. on sundays there is an open market on church lane with artists selling their beautiful artwork and lots of food vendors ranging from coffee, crepes, sushi, baked goods, sausages, curries, and vietnamese bun....More

Thank koabug
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

St Nicholas’ Church is a haven of tranquility in the heart of Galway city. This beautiful historic building is a must see, just off shop street. It is really worth a look around!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very interesting church near the Latin quarter, some evenings they have an Irish music and tap dancing concert-well worth seeing

Thank rickarch
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church building, originally Catholic, then Anglican, and now being restored by the Anglican community carries quite a story. And the volunteers tell it well. The smashed statuary is a testimony to the hard times that Catholics experienced. There was a warmth and presence here...More

Thank lbernier
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife loves these types of side-stops, and this is so convenient to the shopping, pubs, and restaurants. Lots of history.

Thank Mitch C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a must see because it’s history goes back to the 1200s. Some lovely stained glass. Offers regular concerts that are donations only. Was sorry to have missed that as acoustics seemed excellent.

Thank Felice3
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. Nicholas is over 700 years old with a convenient location when walking in Galway . This is excellent to visit with lots of history and the architecture and stained glass excellent to see. Admission is free but donations help with keeping the building up.This...More

Thank rknack2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is in a convenient location, so it allows for a quick easy visit. Its claim to fame, apparently, is that Columbus may have worshipped there. Hmm. Inside it's not that impressive. A plus is that it often offers concerts for a small charge,...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Beautiful old church, walked up Market Street on Saturday and the stalls were really busy but we managed to squeeze through all the people to get to the church. The difference between the noise and bustle from outside to the calm serenity of the church...More

Thank DJinks
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