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“Absolutely beautiful church”

St. Saviour's Dominican Priory
Ranked #33 of 60 things to do in Waterford
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We wandered in to light a candle but were blown away by the beauty of this church.
I was fascinated by the statues of all the saints, many I had never even heard of before.
The church is an oasis in the centre of the city and is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

A definite visit if you come to Waterford. The church is on its 3 rd renovation. The interior is complete and there are too many magnificant objects to mention. I was here in Januaryand a worker was repairing the heat and had the floor torn up. He had a newspaper that dated back 100 years to the rising. I can say the new floor is spectacular.

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Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is a building steeped in history, which is still home to a small order of Dominica Friars. There's not too much to see so I don't want to big it up too much. If you like churches it's a nice building as they go. There's a lot of history to it and locals frequent it for prayer and reflection purposes. I know many people used to get their Mass cards here in the past and I assume that's still the case.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

If you are visiting Waterford City you must pay a visit to this beautiful church which is home to a small community of Dominicans and situated near the bridge over the River Suir while you are there you can pray for me.
Dominicans first came to Waterford in the 13th Century given permission by then king Henry 111 to build a Priory the remains of which are situated near the old city walls in an area called Blackfriars.
The present church was built sometime in the 17th Century.

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Reviewed 17 May 2016

A “corn-store” was converted to a chapel and the friars lived in the adjoining house. Three Dominicans moved in, under the banner of “strict observance.” In 1874 Bishop John Power laid the foundation stone of a new church on the same site. When a friar works outside of his priory, his contribution remains valuable to his community. He brings his learning, training and expertise to a particular job, but when his day’s work is done, he returns to his community where he finds the support of his brothers for his ministry and in return encourages those who live with him.

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