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Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church

Neighbourhood: South City Centre
As featured in Romantic Guide to Dublin
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Address: Whitefriar St. (off York St.), Dublin 2, Ireland
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+353 1 475 8821
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07:30 - 18:00
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Sun 07:30 - 20:00
Mon 07:30 - 18:00
Tue 07:30 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 07:30 - 18:00
Sat 07:30 - 19:00

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Place for quiet reflection

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 view the beauty of the Church and reading about its history.

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Thank lmcr77
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 view St. Patrick's Cathedral, but once you are inside. Yes....it's a beautiful church!

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 religions.

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Thank DJCass
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 to look for this place, but it is worth the search for the tourist.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a small (carry-on compatible) bottle in the tiny gift shop and filled it with water... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Gilbert, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Visited the relics of Saint Valentine. They are kept under a side altar easily available for veneration. This altar is about halfway up the nave, on the right-hand side. The church vestibule has a diagram showing the locations of all shrines, chapels, etc.

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Smithfield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Take a brief stroll from St Stephen's Green to visit the WhiteFriar Church. The church is small, but it is really beautiful inside and it is the home to relics of St. Valentine. It is just a few minutes stroll from either Grafton Street or St. Stephen's Green and is well-worth the time to visit. Your visit will not necessarily... More 

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Saco, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

From the outside, you would never know that there was such a beautiful church on the inside. Housing St. Valentine's relics, this small church is peaceful and visually appealing. You can visit in just a few minutes, and is close to St. Stephen's Green and Grafton Street so it would be easy for a quick pop-in visit.

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