Whitefriar Street Church
Founded in 1279, the Church is one of the largest in Dublin, and houses one of the finest organs in the country which was built by Kenneth Jones Organs Limited in 1983. The church also had a very fine choir for a number of years under the directorship of Shane Brennan, an accomplished organist and musician, and they provided great solemnity to the 11.30 Mass on Sunday mornings. Also found in this church are the relics of St Valentine which were given as a gift to the Church by the Holy See. It also houses many shrines at which candles burn endlessly. In the main entrance off Aungier Street there is a Calvary scene as well as a Shrine of St Albert of Sicily from where people may take 'Albert's Water.'



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Within the church's buildings are also to be found a coffee shop and a second-hand bookshop. Along the walkway between the coffee shop and the main church there is a display on the Order of Carmelites including photographs and texts about the original foundation in Israel, the history of the Irish Province, and the current missions in Zimbabwe. As one enters the church by the main entrance off Aungier Street there is a display of the history of the church itself in both drawing and diagram form with a brief display in photographs and text recounting some of the major highlights of the church's history in the twentieth century. Just off the main entrance is also to be found a repository shop which is well stocked in Mass cards, pictures, prayer cards, rosaries, etc and which is opened every day.

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