Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway

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Established in 1320, Saint 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 Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church and other attractions in Galway using our Galway trip itinerary planning website.
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  • So this place has been in continuous use as a place of worship for 700 plus years. It’s well worth a visit and if you can try get to one of the services with the choir. A must visit in Galway and... 
    So this place has been in continuous use as a place of worship for 700 plus years. It’s well worth a visit and if you can try get to one of the services with the choir. A must visit in Galway and...  more »
  • Nice church to pop in and visit -- especially to get out of the rain! It also looks quite impressive from the outside, really adds to the charm of the city. 
    Nice church to pop in and visit -- especially to get out of the rain! It also looks quite impressive from the outside, really adds to the charm of the city.  more »
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  • Lots of history there, amazing stained glass windows. Found my family buried there. Our roots run deep. The choir... Oh the choir.... It sounded like angels praising and worshipping.
  • Nice but cold very cold going there. I like some times go for meditation to churches because it’s lovely atmosphere but this church is a little bit too cold. Thank you to whoever open the door because I never see anyone there. Nice building.

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