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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  • Besides the fact that this church was built in 1320, it also has the distinction of being the largest medieval church in Ireland as a place of continuous worship. Also, Oliver Cromwell stabled his hor...  more »
  • Built around 1320, this church is the largest parish church in Ireland used daily. Additions to the original church were made in the 16th century when Galway was quite prosperous. In 1652 Cromwell des...  more »
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  • Interesting place to visit a lot of history and culture right in the centre of Galway. There is wheelchair access and it is easy to get about. The church is used so there are local notices. Read some of the graves the one in the knave RHS is incredible. Lots of things to explore and read. Be sure to leave a small donation if you liked it. There is market around the church every Saturday
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