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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  • The visit to the ancient church of St. Nicholas is certainly recommended to those who want to discover, step by step, a place full of history. The reception staff is kind and smiling. Offer indicated : 2 euros. To see.
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  • Who is a very unexpected treat. We found it walking down the road. Look up saw the church. Stopped in on the side and just loved it!!!  more »
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  • Beautiful cathedral dating back to 13th century. Right in heart of city and in middle of Saturday market! Often has concerts ... acoustics fabulous. Well worth a visit.
  • One of Galway city's oldest churches, built on the foundations of an older church c.1320; the inside is beautifully ornate with loads of history written on plaques and there is even a Celtic cross remembering the deaths of Anglo Irish and English soldiers during the Colonial wars. There are full size Coptic Christian motifs as well in good condition and overall well worth a visit.
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