Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church

Places to See | Dublin, Ireland.



The Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church is a Roman Catholic church in Dublin, Ireland maintained by the Carmelite order.

The Church (officially dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel) is one of the more important lesser known sights of Dublin – if only because the relics of Saint Valentine can be found here and an annual pilgrimage is undertaken by many every February 14th, Saint Valentine’s Day

The interior of the Carmelite church is in total contrast to its bleak and grey exterior. The Church is one of the largest in Dublin, and houses one of the finest organs in the country.

Another historically important piece to look out for in this example of the churches of Ireland is Our Lady of Dublin – a 15th century wooden statue of the Virgin, originally from St. Mary’s Abbey.

Address: Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin City Ireland


2 Responses to Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church

  1. ro. Elias, O. Carm, Webmaster

    Dear ro. Elias,

    I am seeking baptismal record for my grandmother, Mary Alice Whalen, born Jan. 1861, day unknown. Her father was John Whalen, mother Çatherine Ryan. We remember her saying that, As a child, she played n the steps of Whitrfriar hapel in Dublin. Can you help?

    Sincerely yours,
    Donald Perrella

    Donald Perrella September 12, 2013 at 5:11 pm Reply
    • Hi Donald.

      Thanks for the comment. We can’t help you with your request specifically here as we’re not a genealogy service. Recommend you try to contact Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church directly on +353 1 475 8821 or whitefriars[at]eircom.net. I’m sure they should be able to point you in the right direction.

      Thomas

      Thomas September 12, 2013 at 7:02 pm Reply

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