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Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church

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Whitefriar St., Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 475 8821
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St Valentine

Behind this Carmelite Church's modest exterior is a shrine to St Valentine (who was a real person... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
lonewolf44
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London, United Kingdom
Very unassuming exterior

Actually doesn't even look like a church from the front. I had to visit in order to see where the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Linda B
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Whitefriar St., Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Behind this Carmelite Church's modest exterior is a shrine to St Valentine (who was a real person). with this in mind and if you are so inclined, there is a book in which 'pilgrims' can write appeals to the saint to sort out their love...More

Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Actually doesn't even look like a church from the front. I had to visit in order to see where the Pope in 1835 honored Father Spratt of this church with a gift of relics of....wait for it...St. Valentine!!!

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Good Friday Service was just beautiful - food for the soul. Thank you very much. The amount of work put into Services at this Church is commendable. A beautiful, beautiful church.

Thank Apr44
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Very pretty interior. The remnants of St Valentine are respectfully stored in a sealed box with a statue of his image above. Very extensive history of the Carmelite Order in Ireland and worldwide in the corridor leading to coffee shop. Recommend spending 30-60 minutes to...More

Thank lmcr77
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Found the church where St. Valentine's was buried. What a wonderful surprise! I was able to leave a prayer of Love at the altar. The church was a little bit hard to find because the outside facade does not look like typical church after you...More

Thank cbellhr
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is quite a church as i was not expecting it to be this size and with a few 'chapels' to various Saints.

Thank Loo99car
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is an old Church which is open to the public most of the time. It is free and it is in the middle of Dublin city. It is a great place for a couple of minutes to reflect and it is open to all...More

Thank DJCass
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Anytime I have gone shopping in Dublin, particularly around the Grafton Street, Powerscourt centre area, I have come in here for a piece of mild contemplation, and it is probably one of the more nicer interior of churches around this fine city. You will have...More

Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

There is no entrance fee - it is a working church. The shrine to Our Lady of Dublin is beautiful - in addition there is a shrine to St. Valentine with a relic and also figures of St. Anne and St. Therese. Our friend purchased...More

1  Thank ijr1505
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Hidden on Dublin's streets. This church has relics of Saint Valentine. It is a functioning church though so you have to be careful with visiting as they may have Mass going on.

1  Thank Teresa L
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