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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564 648
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A Central Landmark of the Latin Quarter

Located just off the Latin Quarter’s busy pedestrian mall, St, Nicholas may not be as ornate or... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
IN_Travelers47906
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West Lafayette, Indiana
Quiet interlude

We stopped to see the church during a busy day of sightseeing, and it was a welcome quiet interlude... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Ellen C
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Northborough, Massachusetts
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The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Located just off the Latin Quarter’s busy pedestrian mall, St, Nicholas may not be as ornate or grandiose as the city’s cathedral, but it is just as important to the city. The sanctuary may not be much to look at, but the stain glass is...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

We stopped to see the church during a busy day of sightseeing, and it was a welcome quiet interlude from the street scene just outside the church. They have a very good printed self-guided tour of the church (in several languages) available. There is also...More

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We were visiting a pub across the street for some "traditional Irish music" when we noticed St Nicholas's Church out the back door advertising nightly performances of Irish music. We were not disappointed -- there was a cover charge of about 7 Euros, but well...More

Thank Clayton B
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Lovely church and great architecture. Worth the stop if you like the old cathedrals or are in the area.

Thank Markebe
Reviewed 16 June 2017

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 16 June 2017 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 14 June 2017 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 12 June 2017

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 12 June 2017

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 12 June 2017

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

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