We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564 648
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Not much to see

The information about the church isn't presented particularly well, so it's hard to get an idea of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
nhajare
,
Palo Alto, California
Largest medieval parish church in Ireland

...and still in constant use. Built around 1320, extended in the 16th century. Its history, like... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Karron2013
,
Asheville, North Carolina
Read all 415 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The largest medieval church in Ireland is surrounded by narrow, winding streets and a bustling marketplace.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Market Street, Galway, Ireland
CONTACT
Website
+353 91 564 648
Write a Review
Reviews (415)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 321 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The information about the church isn't presented particularly well, so it's hard to get an idea of the significance of what you're visiting.

Thank nhajare
Reviewed 6 days ago

...and still in constant use. Built around 1320, extended in the 16th century. Its history, like that of many churches in Ireland, includes an encounter with Cromwell's forces which took the church in 1652 and following a familiar pattern, destroyed statuary and in this case,...More

Thank Karron2013
Reviewed 6 days ago

Make sure to do a little guided tour or pick up a pamphlet so you don't miss out on the historical tidbits. Angels beheaded by Cromwell's men, the potential inspiration for Bronte's Jane Eyre, and more.

Thank Riley C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this church on a wet day and it was well worth the visit. Although not large it has a lot of interesting features and is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland still in constant use. It is an Anglican/Church of Ireland/Episcopalian church which...More

Thank EdwardS5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in here with wife July 2017.self guide tour, they supply you with a pamphlet with points of interest and a description. The points of interest are numbered around the building making them easy to find. Worth a visit for an hour or so.

Thank thedodger2
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a story in this church and it feels good to hear it. Currently used by multiple denominations and as a concert venue. Stop i, enjoy the history, and a concert if you are so lucky.

Thank ski&brew
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see location, in the heart of Galway city. It is well worth the detour off shop street and in the Market. It is beautiful and interesting, take your time to savour the tranquility of this beautiful place in the heart of...More

Thank JaneEATM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A church full of history and many tales of religion colliding. Though not as large as some of the other churches, still interesting and with beautiful stained glass.

Thank RomanaLola10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the oldest working church in Europe. So many points of interest inside the church. This is a must see.

Thank 61elc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where Columbus allegedly prayed before his voyage to the new world. Walk around, and read the plaques, and you will be in awe of the history.

Thank Frank S
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Sheridans Cheesemongers
284 reviews
.04 km away
The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant
763 reviews
.11 km away
The King's Head
860 reviews
.07 km away
Busker Brownes
359 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
St. Augustine's Church
40 reviews
.11 km away
Lynch's Castle
73 reviews
.11 km away
Galway Market
29 reviews
.04 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit