Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church


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The altar of this Byzantine-looking church is said to contain the relics of St Valentine, donated by Pope Gregory XVI in 1835, and so has a busy season with couples around the big day in February. Another treasure of the church is Our Lady of Dublin, a beautiful medieval wooden statue of the Virgin Mary.

The only example of such sculpture in Dublin, it was rescued long after the Reformation was thought to have destroyed all such pieces, and is believed to have been used as a pig trough during the intervening years. At the back of the building - turn right in the antechamber just before you get to the church proper - is a very pretty little secluded garden with neat lawns, rows of rose bushes and one little bench.

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Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church details

Whitefriar Street,
off Aungier Street

Area Temple Bar

Transport Bus 16, 16A, 19, 19A, 83, 122/Luas St Stephen's Green.

Telephone 475 8821

Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church website

Open 7.30am-6pm Mon, Wed-Fri; 7.30am-9pm Tue; 8.30am-7pm Sat; 7.30am-7pm Sun.

Admission free.