St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church, Carrickfergus

St. Nicholas Church
4.5
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Pittsburgh, PA34,740 contributions
Quiet
Sep 2019 • Couples
We just took a quick peek inside. Beautiful stained glass and very quiet. Worth a look if in the area.
Written 17 October 2019
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Stephen M
10 contributions
Funeral
Nov 2018 • Couples
A beautiful church in a lovely location, this being my second time to visit this church and both time's for a sad occasion for our visit, for a relation's funeral. The priest gave a moving service in this lovely church.
Written 12 November 2018
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Suratrichard
Surat Thani, Thailand1,159 contributions
Disappointed with the Church being closed.
Sep 2018 • Couples
A very old Norman Church easily identifiable in Carrickfergus. Sadly, it was closed and seemingly only open on Tuesday. I'm not sure why...security? Lack of volunteers? ... A real shame as we were led to believe that it's beautiful inside with some fine stained glass. Fortunately, we hadn't made a special visit.
The graveyard contains some graves with heart wrenching inscriptions and seems well maintained.
Disappointed as it's extremely unlikely we will ever be in Carrickfergus again.
Written 20 October 2018
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GilandGor
42 contributions
Excellent historical building
Aug 2018 • Friends
The church is over 800 years old and has a long history consistent with the castle. There are many beautiful stain glass windows dating from the 1600s to present day.
Written 20 August 2018
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2020vision
Dundonald, Belfast.3,818 contributions
Extremely interesting
Feb 2018 • Couples
The church itself was closed but it is possible to visit the burial grounds around the church.
There are lots of interesting gravestones, vaults and some spectacular trees.
Well worth visiting.
Written 25 February 2018
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Carnalbanagh
Carrickfergus, UK482 contributions
You need to book to get in now. During summer open selected days
Jan 2018 • Friends
This place of worship is so well preserved after 800 years that it looks like a movie set. Some really interesting features such as only one of three St Nicholas windows in Ireland. And only one of two bent aisles in Northern Ireland.
Written 5 February 2018
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,372 contributions
Church Closed, Burial Grounds Open
Nov 2017 • Solo
Unfortunately, I was unable to enter the church as it was closed during the time of my early evening visit. However, the burial grounds are quite interesting and full of local history. It was the weekend of Rememberance Day, so there were several headstones that were adorned with poppies and other mementos honoring those who lost their lives in the wars.
Written 22 November 2017
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Neil C
Southampton258 contributions
You can see it from all over
Sep 2017 • Couples
Good looking church perched on top of a small hill and with a surrounding graveyard. Was shut when we visited and couldn't find anything about opening around the site
Written 14 October 2017
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corrsid12
County Galway, Ireland19 contributions
Impromptu Visit - Pleasant Surprise
Aug 2017 • Solo
Came upon this beautiful old church by chance having left a tour of the nearby Carrickfergus Castle recently and was amazed and pleasantly by its magnificent and historic interior particularly its stained class windows along with its memorial to the Chichester family who once owned a huge portions of the present day Northern Ireland. Also, there was a real atmosphere of history and tradition with its equally beautiful stonework. I learnt that the Church is among the oldest in Northern Ireland

Also, was kindly welcomed by one of the local parish volunteers. The only downside was I did not have a full opportunity of a tour of the Church as I was rushing to get transport back to the Belfast on the day. I would be very happy to return to a real hidden gem in future.
Written 4 September 2017
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bettyribble
San Diego, CA9 contributions
Historic relevance to Carrickfergus
Aug 2017 • Friends
Lovely presentation by a lady of this church. Well informed on its' history. Questions from the audience were readily answered.
Written 17 August 2017
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