County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Sights

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church Galway

  • Junction of Mainguard St. and Lombard St. Map It
  • Center
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/11/2015

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Built by the Anglo-Normans in 1320 and enlarged in 1486 and again in the 16th century, the church contains many fine carvings and gargoyles dating from the late Middle Ages, and it's one of the best-preserved medieval churches in Ireland. Legend has it that Columbus prayed here on his last stop before setting off on his voyage to the New World. On Saturday mornings, a street market, held in the pedestrian way beside the church, attracts dozens of vendors and hundreds of shoppers.

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Junction of Mainguard St. and Lombard St., Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 8–dusk

Published 08/11/2015


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