St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Currently 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

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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  • St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church Address: Market Street,Junction of Mainguard Street and Lombard Street.,Galway,, Ireland
  • St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church Contact Number: +353-91564648
  • St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church Timing: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church Price: Free
  • Best time to visit St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 56.14% of people who visit Galway include St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church in their plan

  • 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

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

50% of people prefer walking in order to reach St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

People normally club together Galway City Museum and Galway Cathedral while planning their visit to St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Spiritual oasis. Thriving, wonderful, welcoming Community. Highly recommended for anyone new to Town and anxious to feel immediate bonds. Very high-church when it comes to music with the cantorum so amazing and uplifting every Sunday at 11h. Check the FB group for regular updates on other happenings.

  • 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 👍

  • One of Galways historical jewels. A must see on a visit. Said to be the last resting place of a crusader. Dates to the 14th century. Nice market with choirs on today.

  • Good place, but Entry fee was exorbitantly high.. w.r.t. place

  • Such a beautiful church with a rich history

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