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Carmelite Church, Whitefriar Street, Dublin

The Carmelite Church, in Whitefriar Street is a Roman Catholic church maintained by the Carmelite order (Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, founded on Mount Carmel the 12th century).

The church has the relics of Saint Valentine, which were donated to the church in the 19th century by Pope Gregory XVI from their previous location in the cemetery of St. Hippolytus in Rome.

The church is on the site of a pre-Reformation Carmelite priory built in 1539. The current structure dates from 1825 and was designed by George Papworth, who also designed St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. The church was extended and enlarged in 1856 and 1868.

The church also contains relics of St. Albert, a Sicilian who died in 1306. On his feast day (August 7), a relic of the saint is dipped into the water of St. Albert's Well and is said to grant healing of body and mind those who use the water.

The church also contains a life-size oak figure of Our Lady of Dublin.

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The church is an active parish church with regular services.

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Telephone: 00 353 (0) 475 8821
Email: whitefriars@eircom.net

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56 Aungier Street
Dublin 2,
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