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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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  • St Nicholas Church, the largest medieval parish in Ireland in continuous use as a place of worship. Early sections date to 1320 
    St Nicholas Church, the largest medieval parish in Ireland in continuous use as a place of worship. Early sections date to 1320  more »
  • BLACK MOLD EVERYWHERE. It was bad and we left after about 5 minutes. We asked the staff about it, and there was a lot about old buildings and it never hurt anyone. Expensive for walking around an... 
    BLACK MOLD EVERYWHERE. It was bad and we left after about 5 minutes. We asked the staff about it, and there was a lot about old buildings and it never hurt anyone. Expensive for walking around an...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Was closed Cloud only see from the outing Still looks nice

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