Church of the Immaculate Conception


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More commonly known as the Adam and Eve (reportedly because, back in the days of Penal Law, forbidden masses were secretly conducted in a pub of that name just around the corner on Winetavern Street), the Immaculate Conception is an interesting church.

The site of a Fransiscan friary as far back as the mid 13th century, it was suppressed and abandoned in 1541 before being taken up again centuries later in various guises, ending with this final incarnation (begun in 1834 and completed in 1938). It's still an active part of the Irish Franciscans' operation and there is much going on here, but most visitors will be content to have a quick gander at the semi-baroque style interior and a wander around the kitsch giftshop.

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Church of the Immaculate Conception details

4 Merchants Quay

Area Temple Bar

Transport All cross-city buses/Luas Four Courts .

Telephone 677 1128

Open 9am-5pm daily.

Admission free.