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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564 648
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Interesting.

This church is beautiful and old. I enjoyed the visit but would've liked more information. That... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mjjcville
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Kenmare, Ireland
Beautiful

Our family visited this beautiful and historic church during a walking tour. Its history was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Market Street, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 564 648
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is beautiful and old. I enjoyed the visit but would've liked more information. That might have been my mistake for not taking a tour. I think it must have layers upon layers of fascinating history. I just walked around and enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank mjjcville
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family visited this beautiful and historic church during a walking tour. Its history was very interesting and has lots of beautiful stained glass. It is just awe inspiring. Build in the 1300s we were told it is the oldest operational church in Ireland. Sit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A welcome opportunity to pause for thought and reflection whilst Galway bustles around you, this beautiful church is a sanctuary.

Thank smurfette2212
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this historic church and were lucky to have a guide to show us the special features and explain the connection with the Knights Templar. Of particular interest was the prominent wall plaque in memory of a Jane Eyre and...More

Thank Lillian_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a little gem amid the mad bustling awesome noisy streets , don't get me wrong , I love ️Galway and the atmosphere is contagious , all the buskers, visitors, locals , seagulls , friendly Galwegians !! Who couldn't like it 😊 however please...More

Thank Mamamia2619
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really great church, and well worth a visit. It's got quite a mix of features from different times, all the way from a late Crusader tomb to vandalism by Cromwell during the English Civil War. As with any site, you get out...More

Thank VictorianDavid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful church carefully preserved in its original historic state. Situated in the heart of Galway city make sure to visit on a Saturday or Sunday when the market is open just outside the grounds of the church.

Thank ciara817
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church caught our eye so we had to stop in for a visit. We lite candles for our family for a small donation of 1 euro per candle. It's a beautiful church and I recommend visiting.

Thank Rudy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We strolled over to the 14th Century Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, which is Church of Ireland and the country’s oldest medieval church still functioning as a parish. Despite the damage inflicted by Oliver Cromwell’s troops when they used the building as a stable, meanwhile...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful little church arrived when they were having a little concert and was able to go in before the end. Was a wonderful experience and so lovely.

Thank T6698SK
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