M2925 : Galway - Collegiate Church of St Nicholas of Myra

taken 12 years ago, near to Salthill, Co Galway, Ireland

Galway - Collegiate Church of St Nicholas of Myra
Galway - Collegiate Church of St Nicholas of Myra
The church is located along a side street between the end of Shop Street and Lombard Street. This 14th century church was built with Connemara marble and local limestone. It was named for the saint known as Santa Claus and has served a congregation for more than 650 years, both Catholic and Protestant over time. The only interruption occurred in 1652 when Cromwell's forces seized the church and used it to stable their horses. It is said that Christopher Columbus prayed at this church before his departure to discover America.
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 6 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 297 252 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.3691N 9:3.2508W
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Irish: geotagged! M 297 252
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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