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Welcome to Whitefriar Street Church

In the heart of Dublin


A Living Church

in the heart of Dublin


Serving God's People

in the midst of the city


Serving God's People

in the midst of the city


Welcome to Whitefriar Street Church

Since the 1270s, the Carmelite friars have been a presence in one of the oldest parts of Dublin city. Whitefriar Street Church has changed and expanded over the centuries but always with the praise and worship of God at the centre of its life. Today it is an oasis of peace and prayer in the centre of our bustling city and is home to the Shrine of Our Lady of Dublin and to the Relics of St Valentine, which draw people from around the world every day. We invite you to discover much more about our beloved church.

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Watch our services live on your devices

For those unable to attend Mass, and for those living abroad, a webcam has been installed in the church.

From September 6th, 2021: The  Government imposed restrictions are lifted and  public Mass is once again open for attendance. The maximum congregation is  50% of the capacity of each Church. As Whitefriar Street Church is very large we hope to be able to accommodate all who wish to attend Mass. However, we ask people to arrive early to ensure that we can arrange the safe and socially distanced seating that is still required.   Please visit the Worship page for the current times of Masses and Confessions.  Four Masses will be celebrated daily by the Carmelite Friars and these will also be livestreamed in our webcam above. The church will open for confessions Monday to Saturday.

Daily Mass times are Monday to Saturday 8am, 10am, 11 30am and 3pm daily. The St Jude Novena will take place on  Tuesday Evening at 8pm. Sunday Masses are 8am, 10 30am 12 30pm and 4pm. Confession times are Monday to Friday 10 30am to 11 30am and 3pm to 4pm daily. Saturday confession times are 10.30am to 12 30pm and 2pm to 4pm. 

The coffee shop is open for indoor dining with Covid-19 protocols in place since Monday July 26th. Open daily Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, we look forward to welcoming our guests back after so many months. Tea, coffee and light bites served throughout the day. 

The church shop is now fully open again and the hours are Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm. The online shop is open 24/7 and orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday are sent out that day. Orders received after 3pm are dispatched the next working day.  

Please note that the car park at the back of the Church is open daily from 7.30am. On Sundays only there is 90 minutes free car parking for people attending Mass in Whitefriar Street Church. Sunday Mass times are 8am, 10 30am, 12 30pm and 4pm. The pay station will be upgraded in September and will only accept card /contactless payment after September 24th 2021. The hourly rate is €3 and the daily rate is €18

The webcam service is provided by Church Services TV and can also be viewed in their website.


Shrine of St. Valentine Pray to Valentine

The feast day of Saint Valentine - February 14th.

Light a Candle ...for thoughts and intentions

Can't come in person? We will light a candle for you.

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Serving God's people in the midst of the city