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Clonard Monastery, Belfast

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5/5 based on 25 reviews on the web
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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  • Clonard Monastery is a historic and interesting church. I found it very dark but nevertheless less well worth a visit. I would imagine the whole place would come to life if the lights were lit and a c...  read more »
  • Beautiful peaceful place to be. Survived all the troubles and were many people still go, hundreds & hundreds of people travel from far and wide just to be here. so very much worth a visit. 
  • Stop and just listen to the sound of silence, just a beautiful place for contemplation. Feel the footsteps of history 
  • One of the most beautiful tranquil and architecturally significant historic cathedral and monastery. A pilgrimage of peace
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