ST NICHOLAS COLLEGIATE CHURCH

We are thrilled to be in St Nicholas Collegiate Church in the year of its 700th anniversary!

Located in the middle of Galway’s medieval centre, St Nicholas Collegiate Church dates back to the 13th century.  It has been in continuous use as a place of worship since its foundation and is currently an Anglican/Episcopal Church.

It also hosts many concerts during the year and is a beautiful and atmospheric venue for the music of the Galway Early Music Festival.

St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church is located in the centre of Galway, at the junction of Mainguard Street and Lombard Street.

MORE INFO  on the St Nicholas Collegiate Church website

CLAREGALWAY CASTLE

 

Claregalway Castle is a fully restored 15th century Anglo-Norman tower house.  Situated on the banks of the River Clare, in Claregalway village, on the N17 road, the castle is just under 10 km from Galway City.  The castle is the original home of the Brian Boru Harp – the national symbol of Ireland which is now located in Trinity College Dublin. The castle is open to the public daily from June to September, 12 noon to 4 pm, Thursday – Sunday inclusive.

Claregalway castle was the chief fortress of the powerful Clanricard de Burgo or Burke family from the early 1400s to the mid-1600s. The Clanricard Burkes were descended from William de Burgh, an English knight of Norman ancestry who led the colonial expansion into Connacht in the early 1200s.   His brother Hubert was Justiciar of England.  William became the progenitor of one of the most illustrious families in Ireland.

MORE INFO on the Claregalway Castle website.

 

THE LATIN QUARTER

The Latin Quarter is the centre of Medieval Galway, with many of the building dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.  It is a lively area of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a cultural hub, with the Galway City Museum, Druid Theatre, The Hall of the Red Earl, Duchas na Gaillimhe and the Mick Lally Theatre.  The Latin Quarter is a Galway Early Music Festival sponsor.

Location: From High Street to the Spanish Arch and from Church Lane to Middle St.