Religious Sites in Dublin

Religious Sites in Dublin, Ireland

Religious Sites in Dublin

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  • Travis S
    Conception Bay South, Canada49 contributions
    Just to walk thru these old churches and see the workmanship gone into the building is amazing even if your not religious well worth a visit
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • Greg M
    Millersville, PA249 contributions
    This is a must see in Dublin. The admission is worth it, especially if you take the tour by one of the knowledgeable guides. Our guide was Jean. She really made the tour interesting and educational. The cathedral has many things similar to Westminster Abbey in London which Jean made a point to mention.

    This beautiful church has a very rich history and you will enjoy visiting.

    M. Greg Miller
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • beachcomber_ireland
    Dingle, Ireland50 contributions
    Lovely 17th century church with ancient crypts underneath.
    Very entertaining tour guide but mind your head!
    Written 19 November 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,472 contributions
    This is a beautiful old church very centrally located just off Grafton Street. It can be accessed via a lane way to the side of the church.
    Written 4 October 2021
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  • Pinakshi K
    12 contributions
    The entire walk up to the very top was lovely. The hike was quite moderate but bear in mind not to follow unknown shortcuts. You might end up doing a tougher hike. The best thing to do would be to follow the trail. The hike is absolutely worth though. The view from the top is stunning and it's definitely one of the best spots to watch the sun set. I got some very pretty snaps of sunsets on my way back.
    Written 9 June 2021
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  • Tengiene
    Balbriggan, Ireland1,641 contributions
    Freestanding stone-built Greek Revival Catholic cathedral, built 1814-25, on cruciform plan with pedimented portico. Possibly designed by John Sweetman, with involvement of John Taylor and George Papworth. Altered and extended c.1835, c.1840, c.1857 and c.1928. Roof concealed by coursed granite ashlar parapet walls with replacement metal rainwater goods breaking through to re-entrant angles. Single-span pitched slate roof with ridge running east to west, interrupted in centre by large copper clad dome on octagonal base. Roof bowed to west apse with hipped slate roofs to four corner pavilions and later accretions. Deep moulded Portland stone cornice to base of parapet spanning front and side elevations with mutules and guttae having frieze below enriched with triglyphs and metopes, plain to pavilions. Coursed squared granite ashlar walls with platband at sill level, squared coursed calp limestone to rear elevation only. Prostyle hexastyle Greek Doric portico executed in Portland stone with fluted columns on raised granite plinths and full-span pediment surmounted by three statues by Thomas Kirk, added c.1845. Central double-height square-headed door opening with moulded granite architrave surround, double-leaf flat-panelled wood-grained timber doors and overpanel. Door opening flanked by marble water fonts set into walls with further square-headed door opening to either side with moulded architrave surrounds and double-leaf flat-panelled wood-grained timber doors with incorporated lights. Doors opens onto granite-paved stylobate with seven granite steps with entire east and south railed areas paved to height of raised plinth wall. Square-headed blind window to both cheeks of portico with architrave surrounds and entablature. All four projections have pedimented tripartite window opening executed in Portland stone with Doric columns fronting stone mullions, twelve-over twelve-pane timber sliding sash windows to southeast and northwest projections and fish-scale leaded stained glazing to southwest projection. Colonnaded central wing to east elevation has granite ashlar walls and five square-headed window openings with fish-scale leaded stained glass flanked by engaged fluted Portland stone Doric columns supporting Portland stone Doric entablature and parapet wall with corresponding squat piers. To central bay of colonnade is advanced granite doorcase with architrave surround, decorative frieze and cornice and double-leaf timber panelled doors. Informal rear elevation has voussoired segmental-headed recess containing tripartite window opening with granite mullions surmounted by console brackets supporting lintel cornice and having leaded stained glazing. Recessed door opening with granite surround and flight of granite steps with double-leaf timber panelled doors and wrought-iron gate. Rear elevation extends to north as single-storey granite accretion with further two-storey block having Diocletian window openings. Front and south side elevations are enclosed to street by decorative wrought and cast-iron railings and set on raised granite plinth with scrolled iron panels surmounted by crucifixes and matching iron gates. Apsidal-ended colonnaded basilica-plan interior with central raised altar below dome, side aisles and ambulatory. Principal entrance porch to east with organ gallery above (1893, dedicated to James Joseph Cunningham) supported by two slender Corinthian columns and with ornate floral balustrade and brass handrail. Decorative mosaic tiled flooring to nave and side aisles and marble flooring to altar. To southwest is parish office, with sacristy to northwest. Front of altar table carved by Peter Turnerelli in 1825 depicting pair of kneeling angels. Ambulatory contains two altars: Sacred Heart (on north side) and Blessed Virgin (on south side), dating from eighteenth century from former church on Liffey Street. Side altars to aisles dedicated to Saint Joseph (north aisle) and Saint Laurence O'Toole (south aisle) are restrained Corinthian marble aedicules of 1861 by J. Lyons.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Patrick
    Lakewood, CO8 contributions
    This enormous Augustinian Catholic Church is a glorious sight to behold. Both side walls are lined by confessionals (no one does penance like the Augustinians). The stonework and wood carvings are amazing and the stained glass windows are breathtaking. I attended Mass there, and even the newly-installed prior seemed overwhelmed by its awesome beauty. Take the ramp to the front door so as not to disturb the homeless man whose encampment blocks the main entrance.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • motorcar1
    Dublin, Ireland8,048 contributions
    This is a very intimate place of worship in the city and has close connections to UCD which was originally nearby on Earlsfort Terrace. It’s a charming church architecturally.
    The wall murals have been restored over the years. It is still a functioning place of worship
    Written 16 June 2021
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  • Emma L
    Dublin, Ireland222 contributions
    My friend and I wandered past it and took a quick look. Although it doesn’t look nice at all from the outside, the inside is beautiful. You’ll find the relics of Saint Valentine and I’ve noticed 3 stunning mosaic ceilings.
    I didn’t take any picture as I think it’s forbidden but the memory is still vivid!
    Written 18 February 2021
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  • Thekansaspyet
    Middletown, CT707 contributions
    The Church of the Immaculate Conception was very convenient to my hotel on Fishamble Street-just two blocks walk to attend weekend Mass. It is very close to the river, and is in the ancient Viking settlement area of Dublin. The closest entrance of the church from Fishamble Street is on Cook Street. If you turn right out of the Cook Street entrance of the church, you will come fast upon the ancient Dublin city gate and wall. Most of the area has seen redevelopment, and much of the viking character is now gone...but you can get a glimpse, by walking these streets behind Christ church cathedral (Church of Ireland-not Roman Catholic) where a typical viking household site plan is outlined as you walk to the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
    Written 27 June 2019
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  • Rusmir
    Dublin, Ireland174 contributions
    Beautiful old church, located on a corner of Anne's street & Dawson street in the Dublin's city center next to Trinity Colledge. Amazing gothic arhitecture, with old wooden ceilings inside and a lots of wooden ornaments. Perfect photo spot, very nice for sneak peak inside. Due to Covid19 check for opening & closing times.
    Written 14 October 2020
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  • c4c4c4
    asd95 contributions
    Matt Talbot had a drinking problem in whiskey-loving Dublin, and so did his brothers. His life was going nowhere. He still lived with his mother. Nobody really knew him, except for the latter part of his life, when he seemed to stay clear of the drink, and tried to get others to do the same. But when he dropped dead on a Dublin street in 1925, and his body was found to have chains and cords wrapped tightly around his waist and arms, the entire city took notice.

    Get the rest of the story from the internet. But if you know of someone with a drinking problem, and you know the power of prayer, stop into this church, visit the glass-covered tomb of this saint-in-process, and light a candle.

    Make sure you realize that this shrine is actually the left-hand chapel inside of Our Lady of Lourdes church. The right-hand side is another grotto-style depiction of our Lady of Lourdes (now THERE is another great place to visit, in Lourdes, France!) There is some history written on the walls (eg. explaining the story of a certain rather small statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus). I just found that sitting down to spend some quiet time after the bustle of Dublin's O'Connell street was great!

    On my particular visit, I happened to stumble upon a 3:00 p.m. recitation (to video and music) of the Divine Mercy chaplet, which it appears is said daily, in addition to regular church services.
    Written 13 June 2016
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  • Peter J
    Chichester, UK426 contributions
    I visited this cemetery to see the resting place of the Irish Victorian writer Sheridan Le Fanu. It is a well organised cemetery that is a place of reflection too.
    Written 10 October 2019
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  • David B
    West Jefferson, NC4,939 contributions
    We had some time one morning and walked a few blocks down from our hotel to see this church. The church is located at Parnell Square. It was designed Andrew Heiton from Perth, Scotland. A grand example of a decorated Gothic building, with a spire 180 feet high. The church was erected in 1864 with funding from Alexander Findlater, a local merchant.
    Written 7 October 2019
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  • Tony W
    Coleraine, UK23 contributions
    Came upon this church by chance yesterday,glad we did.Read all about St Valentine.Really worth a visit.
    Written 4 February 2020
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