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Salthill Airshow

A Red Arrows Hawk aircraft pulls up from a dive during the Salthill Airshow. Sunday 6 July 2003. Photo: Joe Desbonnet.
A Red Arrows Hawk aircraft pulls up from a dive during at the Salthill Airshow. Sunday 6 July 2003. Photo: Joe Desbonnet.

The Vixen Break at the end of the Red Arrows display. In the background is LE Ciara (Irish Naval Service) and the Clare mountains in the distance. Photo: Joe Desbonnet The Vixen Breakat the end of the Red Arrows display. In the background is LE Ciara (Irish Naval Service) and the Clare mountains in the distance. Photo: Joe Desbonnet

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Around Galway

A labrador watches the sunset at Salthill, Sunday 6 April 2003. Photo: Joe Desbonnet
A labrador watches the sunset at Salthill, Sunday 6 April 2003.
Photo: Joe Desbonnet
Claddagh at night. Photo: Joe Desbonnet
Claddagh at night. Photo: Joe Desbonnet

St. Nicholas Church

Engraving of Saint Nicholas Church from Hardiman's 19th century History of Galway
Engraving of St. Nicholas Church from Hardiman's 19th century "History of Galway"

The building that is the Church of Saint Nicholas was originally constructed in 1320 by one of the famous Lynch family (one of the tribes of Galway) and the present day structure is the result of over 600 years of rebuilding and extension. These have culminated to create one of the most historically interesting and aesthetically pleasing buildings in the city.

Local tradition says that Christopher Columbus prayed here before he set sail for America in 1492. The ornate design and embellishment, both outside and within, form a true representation of the symbolism and imagery evident in Medieval times. In particular, the gargoyles and mermaids carved into the exterior of the building are remarkably impressive.

The church was established as a Collegiate Church when Galway was granted a charter in 1484. It contains many unique features such as the tomb of the famous Mayor Lynch, reputed to have hanged his son for murder.


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