St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway

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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. Arrange to visit St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church and other attractions in Galway using our Galway trip itinerary planning website .
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  • In this church is the only war memorial in Galway. It is worth time to look, but everything is also fast. Aner definitely worth a look.
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  • Shame about the renovations to the belfry and for parking in front of the Church authorized ...
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  • This is a very historic building and is a "must see " for anyone visiting Galway. Christopher Columbus stopped here on his journey to new world. So be sure to visit this Church.  more »
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  • Great concert today by Galway Contemporary Quartet. With free admission you would be a fool not to go. Will return.
  • The historic centre of Galway, welcoming visitors every day of the year, this medieval church dates from 1320 and makes for a perfect start to your Galway adventure.
  • Without doubt easily Galway's most historic building - and still in daily use 700 years after it was first built.
  • I adore how they have the cathedral renovated. Started with rearranged the seating layout giving the whole interior a greater spaciousness. Keeping the old things while replacing new ones where needed.
  • Definitely worth a visit, some wonderful artifacts in an interesting and historical space

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