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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  • This oasis of tranquility in the heart of the city is a beautiful place to visit. If you are religious you will delight in the exquisite expression of devotion in the heart of a deprived community that the monastery represents. If you are not, you may just appreciate the peace and quiet. Either way it is hard not to be impressed by this church and the faith of the people of Belfast that it symbolises.
  • Peaceful place to sit and ponder your life. Beautiful services. Office opens daily. Plenty of free off street parking
  • most inpressive Church I have seen
  • One of the most beautiful churches in Belfast Very calm and peaceful Lovely atmosphere
  • My favourite monastery
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