Franciscan Friary,
4 Merchants’ Quay,
Dublin 8.  D08 XY19
Tel: (01) 6771128
E-mail: [email protected]
GPS:  53.344806 -6.272582

Founded before 1233, probably in 1231. In 1348, 23 of the community died of the Black Death. Suppressed and abandoned in 1541. A new friary built in Cook Street in 1615; in 1619 the chapel was destroyed but rebuilt. A new church built in 1749, and the present church was begun in 1834, and completed in its present form in 1938.  Read more ….

Dublin - Merchants Quay bThe Church of the Immaculate Conception, Merchant’s Quay became the parish church of a new parish in 1974.

From 1975 some friars who were teaching in the technical schools lived in Millmount and Mountjoy Square. Broc House in Nutley Lane served as a student residence for former Gormanston pupils from 1967 until 1995 and used as a residence for Irish friars until 2000.  Ballywaltrim, near Bray, became a Franciscan parish from 1976 to 2000. 

Following the example of St Francis of Assisi, Franciscans in Dublin have always had a concern for those who struggle with poverty or marginalisation (Simon Community and Fr. Frank O’Leary). For over 40 years the Tea Rooms (founded by Bros. Sebastian and Salvador) for the homeless have been part of life at Merchants Quay. Subsequently, in the 1980s, an outreach to drug users was founded here. Both projects are now run by Merchants’ Quay Ireland (more …) which is part-funded and supported by the Franciscans.




Vigil Mass – 5.30pm  (Saturday evening)

10.30am – Mass
11.30am – Mass
9.00pm – Evening Mass

Monday to Friday

12.00 Noon – Mass
1.05pm – Mass


Mass – 12.00 Noon

Vigil Mass – 5.30pm  (Saturday evening)


Monday – Friday (excluding Tuesday) 11.00am to 11.55am  and 12.40pm to 1.00pm

Tuesday Confession Times:  11.00am to 11.55am and 7.15pm to 8.00pm

Saturday 11.00am to 11.55am and 5.00pm to 5.25pm

Our Lady’s Devotions:

Mass and Devotions – Saturday at 12.00 Noon

Weddings and Baptism

Weddings and Baptism on request: Please contact us by email or phone 

Secular Franciscan Meetings:
Second Sunday of the month at 11.30am Mass and the following Tuesday at 1.05pm. Mass


The FMU Shop opening times:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – 09.30am – 04.00pm

Tuesday -09.30am – 04.00pm and 19.15pm – 20.00pm

Individual Masses, Shared Masses and Booked Masses can be arranged through the FMU Shop. There are large Mass Guilds available along with enrolment in St. Anthony’s Lamp Association and donations to St. Anthony’s Bread.

Enquiries for FMU and Shop: Tel: (01) 6777651 


The FMU Shop Opening times:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 09.30am – 04.00pm.   

Tuesday: 09.30am – 04.00pm and 19.15pm – 20.00pm

The Shop stocks a wide range of religious items. In addition, it stocks a vast array of material related to St. Anthony including medals, books, prayer leaflets, statues, key rings and candles.
There are Mass Cards for all occasions including: birthday, anniversary, wedding, get well, thank you, and sympathy. Furthermore, there are Healing Prayer Booklets, all Saints medals, Communion and Confirmation gifts, Rosary Beads, Candles, States, Franciscan Books and S.F.O. Habits.

Enquiries for FMU and Shop: Tel: (01) 6777651