Maryfield College

A Walking Tour of Dublin Churches

On April 22nd, 4K and 4R accompanied by Ms.Seery and Ms.McAuley took part in a Walking Tour of Dublin Churches . The group departed from Maryfield early that morning and visited the following churches:
St.Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street.
St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral
St. Teresa’s, Clarendon Street.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Whitefriars, Aungier St.
St. Audeon’s, High Street.
St. Michan’s, Church Street.
St.Michan’s Halton Street.
St. Saviour’s Dominick Street.

The history of Dublin is in the bricks of its churches. Churches are very much part of the fabric of the city and testify to it’s rich spiritual and architectural heritage. These famous Churches are landmarks for the city and hold a special place in the hearts of many Dubliners and tourists. The stories through the centuries connected with these churches tell us about invasion, repression, persecution and above all how the faith has both survived and thrived.
These churches tell the story of how Dublin is a place of welcome for immigrant communities e.g. St.Saviour’s / Spanish Community and St.Audeon’s/ Polish Community.
These churches continue to celebrate key moments in the lives of their parishioners- baptism, communion, marriage, funerals etc.
These churches offer a place of prayer ,refuge and comfort for those in need. They provide many outreach programmes and activities serving the local,national, and international community.
These churches are places of interest, places of worship, places of music , art and architecture.
During our walking tour, we stopped at Christ Church Cathedral to pause at the famous sculpture of the “Homeless Jesus”, and we enjoyed a tasty lunch from Burdock’s, the oldest chipper in Dublin.
We also visited the relics of St.Valentine, and paused many times to light candles at shrines, and remember our intentions through prayer.
The day was a lovely experience for our well-being, as we walked, talked, and spent time together as we journeyed. We had a little time out from the normal routine of our day.