M2925 : St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway / Eaglais Choláisteach San Nioclás i nGaillimh

taken 16 years ago, near to Salthill, Co Galway, Ireland

St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway / Eaglais Choláisteach San Nioclás i nGaillimh
St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway / Eaglais Choláisteach San Nioclás i nGaillimh
The mother church of Galway is the largest Irish medieval parish church to survive in regular use. Dedicated (like the principal church in many another seaport) to the patron saint of seafarers, it was built in 1320 on the site of an older chapel, becoming collegiate in 1484 (administered by a college of eight priests under the authority of a warden), and was further extended in the 16th century, effectively serving as a pro-cathedral in the vast diocese of Tuam. After the Reformation both Catholic and Protestant wardens continued to be elected until their offices were abolished in the 19th century. Today St Nicholas is the only remaining Church of Ireland in the city.
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Friday, 25 July, 2008   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 3 September, 2008
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Church   (more nearby)
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Irish: geotagged! M 297 255 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.5253N 9:3.2726W
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Irish: geotagged! M 297 255
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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