St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is fabulous Church also next to the open Market where you will find the taste of local produce. 
  • 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 st...  read more »
  • Small church, but curious by your distribution. At 12 they close to the celebration of the mass.
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  • 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.
  • It's a church. It's pretty. Check it out if you have time in Galway. Located right next to the city market. Hard to miss if you're looking for it. One of the oldest churches in Ireland. Quite a lot of history to explore inside. Can book a tour and go visit with a guide, or just go on your own. No admission fee though there is a suggested donation. Grab a leaflet and just walk around, that's the best option.
  • Nothing special, a normal church. I read that maybe Cristoforo Colombo prayed in this church before starting the trip to discover the new world.
  • Kind of interesting. Some intriguing pictures and plaques and the like. Not one of the best churches I've been in. Decent architecture.
  • Beautiful architecture. Massive church with amazing stained glass features.
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