The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas is a medieval church building in Galway, Ireland. It is a collegiate church and the parish church of St. Nicholas Church of Ireland parish, which covers Galway city. It was founded in 1320 and dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Myra, the patron saint of seafarers, in recognition of Galway's status as a port. The monumental work of Irish genealogy, the Leabhar na nGenealach was produced here in 1650 by Duḃaltaċ MacḞirḃisiġ (Dubhaltach MacFhirbhisigh).
The church was raised to the status of a collegiate church by letters under the seal of Donatus Ó Muireadhaigh, the Archbishop of Tuam, on 28 September 1484, the same year in which Galway was granted a Royal Charter and given mayoral status. The granting of collegiate status was confirmed on 8 September 1485 by papal bull issued by Pope Innocent VIII (Super Dominicum Gregem). Both events were commemorated in the Galway quincentennial year, 1984.
Tommy Roddy | Apr 3, 2018
Great concert today by Galway Contemporary Quartet. With free admission you would be a fool not to go. Will return.
Brian Nolan | Jan 16, 2018
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.
Cormac Staunton | Jan 8, 2018
Without doubt easily Galway's most historic building - and still in daily use 700 years after it was first built.
Ravivan Hemachayati | Jun 24, 2017
I adore how they have the cathedral renovated. Started with rearranged the seating layout giving the whole interior a greater spaciousness. Keeping the old things while replacing new ones where needed.
Joshua Caleb | Oct 27, 2017
Definitely worth a visit, some wonderful artifacts in an interesting and historical space
Joseph McGarry | Apr 23, 2018
Amazing ancient church. Dates from 13th century. Christopher Columbus prayed there before sailing to the new world.
mary lawlor | May 1, 2018
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.
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