Clonard Monastery, Belfast

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Clonard Monastery is a Roman Catholic church and monastery, located off the Falls Road in Belfast, Northern Ireland.The complex was developed by the Catholic Redemptorists religious order. Members of this religious order came to Belfast originally in 1896. They initially built a small tin church in the grounds of Clonard House in 1897. In 1890 a monastery was opened in these grounds and in 1911 the Church of the Holy Redeemer opened in the grounds and replaced the tin church.Clonard is also used as a music venue for many festivals in the city, most notably FĂ©ile an Phobail and holds an annual Novena which attracts over 100,000 tourists, Catholic and Protestant, from Ireland and Europe every year.The Northern Ireland peacemaker Father Alec Reid lived here.
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  • On a 'dark tour' with a taxi driver telling us/showing us the sights and history of 'The Troubles' we stopped here and WOW! The church is stunning and has gorgeous stained glass windows and a fabulous...  more »
  • I was in awe of this building and its beauty. It has been a pivotal place in the Peace Process and the work of Father Reid. The windows are beautiful and the building itself is majestic. They operate ...  more »
  • I would not have known of this beautiful place had I not read a novel set in Belfast. It. whetted. my appetite to visit. It was well worth it. The welcome I received was unbelievable even to them unlo...  more »
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  • If you like ecclesiastical architecture, this place is worth seeing
  • Clonard monastery is a beautiful church and the solemn Novena ever year is a great experience
  • As a member of the Clonard Monastery Redemptorist community I wish to point that the address published on Google maps is incorrect. The correct mailing address and street address is: Clonard Monastery, 1 Clonard Gardens, Belfast BT13 2RL, UK. The (incorrect) address supplied by Google maps, namely: 17 Waterville Street is in adjoining street and it is a private family dwelling. As a result of the misstatement provided by Google maps this family is receiving mail destined for the monastery and is discommoded by having to bring it to us. Not only are there problems for the Royal Mail postal delivery personnel but also for those making large deliveries that find themselves at a private dwelling and have then to be redirected from Waterville Street to Clonard Gardens. So a request to the appropriate department of Google Maps International to please make this correction as soon as is possible. Google Maps supply a worthwhile service but when its information is incorrect it can add to peoples problems. Yours faithfully, Br. Anthony McCrave, C.Ss.R. On behalf of Clonard Monastery
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