St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Established in 1320, St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church represents one of the best-preserved medieval churches of its kind in Ireland. The church was raised to the status of collegiate church in 1485, and there are even legends of Christopher Columbus worshipping here in 1477. Visit the site to admire the architecture and decor, and learn about its abundant history from the numerous informational plaques throughout the site. Check ahead for any events during your visit; concerts are held here fairly regularly. Use our Galway family vacation planner to arrange your visit to St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church and other attractions in Galway.
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TripAdvisor
  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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 Galweg...  more »
  • 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 Wa...  more »
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  • This church is gorgeous. Definitely worth your time, and free of course. Butttt the real draw is the Galway market. It's a blast and right out front! Bring home some local art. Grab some bread. Check out the cheese. Fruit and veg. You'll love it. And if you find the Pagan Stall ran by Ted and Tina tell them Mia sent you and buy a candle! They make them out of their thatch roof home in Barna. Kindest people ever and great story tellers!
  • Saw this beautiful church on trip advisor and so glad we did!! So beautiful!!
  • A must see when visiting Galway. You'll feel transported to the middle age when you step in.
  • My experience here was very specific, not just as a tourist - they hosted a performance of our boy choir, along with a local choral group. We had a lovely joint performance. What I should note as part of a review, in case you wish to perform or attend a performance there, is that the acoustics are fantastic! It sounded like we had twice as many boys there as we did. Those hosting the event were very friendly and supportive, we would definitely be happy to perform there again.
  • One of many churches in Ireland. Definitely historic and work 5 or 10 minutes for a look around.