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Clonard Monastery, Belfast
(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 Féile 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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  • Very big and interesting too. The interior displays French and Italian workmanship and if you can find Eugene Kelly, he'll tell you many interesting stories including where secret peace talks were hel...  more »
  • The interior of this monastery is awe inspiring. The main altar with the gold trimmings, the stained glass, the side altars and the hundred or so years of history in this monastery strengthens and enh...  more »
  • This is a beautiful place to visit. There is an annual novena here in June that is very popular. It also shows the novena via live webcam. Great parking and easy to find. I have many friends of variou...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful tranquil and architecturally significant historic cathedral and monastery. A pilgrimage of peace