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Lovely place.

A lovely place to visit when you are in Galway. Full of history. Highly recommended to everyone who... read more

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Dublin, Ireland
Grand ecclesiastical statement

Fantastic historical church in the heart of Galway. Regret not having a guide although purchased an... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
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The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.
Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564 648
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All reviews christopher columbus jane eyre patron saint saturday market steeped in history lots of history beautiful stained glass worth a visit self guided tour heart of galway city beautiful building walk around shop street traditional irish music concert cromwell orthodox
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are a lot of churches in Ireland and despite being on an attraction list for a walk around Galway, St Nicholas’ Collegiate really didn’t offer anything special.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to visit when you are in Galway. Full of history. Highly recommended to everyone who likes sightseeing and old places.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

Fantastic historical church in the heart of Galway. Regret not having a guide although purchased an interesting booklet about it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

What do you need to hear other than about the history steeped here since 1220? If you like to learn about historic buildings, and in particular churches, this is the place for you! Built by the Normans, nearly destroyed by Cromwell, visited by Christopher Columbus!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank luvtotravel6768
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

This is a gorgeous medieval church and the oldest active one in Ireland dating from the Norman era and finally completed by 1320 although dating back to the 1200s. It is where Columbus worshipped in in the 1400s before setting sail to discover America and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Located in the city and founded by the Normans in the 1200s, although there is some doubt as to when it was built, but it was completed by1320. It is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland in continuous use. There is an Australian connection...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Where can you get history like this! A must see for the sheer beauty of the architecture. I also enjoyed seeing the map of the original town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michaelene M
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Beautiful architecture to those church and a nice break from shopping without leaving Eyre Sq area Lovely stained glass. Able to light a candle and say a prayer for my dearAunt who had just passed

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ginanh
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This church was founded in 1320. To get some perspective, in 1477 Christopher Columbus worshiped here! Amazing history and beautiful church.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patty J
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Lots of history here in a church from 1320 !!!. This is teh largest Medieval church in Ireland still in use. The baptismal font is 400 years old. In the 1600's Cromwell while dismantling the church per order of Henry VIII, stabled his horses here...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JoAnn
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