St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Market Street,Junction of Mainguard Street and Lombard Street.,Galway,, Ireland
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +353-91564648
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

About St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway

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, Galway Reviews

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  • Amazing ancient church. Dates from 13th century. Christopher Columbus prayed there before sailing to the new 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.

  • Without doubt easily Galway's most historic building - and still in daily use 700 years after it was first built.

  • The historic centre of Galway, welcoming visitors every day of the year, this medieval church dates from 1320 and makes for a perfect start to your Galway adventure.

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