St. Nicholas' Collegiate ChurchCurrently Closed
- Address: Market Street,Junction of Mainguard Street and Lombard Street.,Galway,, Ireland
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +353-91564648
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church - Review
If you’re wondering why so many seaport towns in Europe are dedicated to St. Nicholas, it’s because he’s the patron saint of seafarers. This particular church, built in 1320, is the largest of its kind in Ireland. It’s said even Christopher Columbus prayed here. It’s played a major role in Galway history; most of the mayoral and city council elections have taken place here. And it goes on making history even today; the building hosted the first same sex marriage to ever be held in an Irish church in here. It’s marked for its simplicity and for its elegant iconography. Airy and beautifully lit up inside, the church is a particular favourite for local weddings; so why not yours? Galway holidays and weddings has a nice ring to it.
As an added plus, there is a band called Tunes, that plays in the church in the evening. See the sign and note the time. Go listen them. You could not be happier you had gone.
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Things to Know Before Visiting St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
56.45% of people who visit Galway include St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
44.79% of people start their St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
50% of people prefer walking in order to reach St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway Reviews
So this church is where Christopher Columbus went to pray. It’s a very old and beautiful church. Don’t forget to look up and see the blue dome on top! It amazing!! Old cemetery in the back that is work the checking out. The great thing it’s in the main town, where you can go anytime. If you like my post, please thumbs up me. Thank you 👍
Amazing ancient church. Dates from 13th century. Christopher Columbus prayed there before sailing to the new world.
Beautiful service. A holly place. A place where Anglicans pray with Orthodox people from all over the world.
Charming quiet little retreat for a few mins out of a rainy Galway. Dates back to 1320's. Give it a few mins out of your day.
Great concert today by Galway Contemporary Quartet. With free admission you would be a fool not to go. Will return.