Dublin - Merchants Quay
4 Merchants' Quay,
Tel: (01) 6771128
Fax: (01) 6771000
Founded before 1233, probably in 1231. In 1348, 23 of the community died of the Black Death. Suppressed and abandonded in 1541. New friary built in Cook Street in 1615; in 1619 chapel destroyed but rebuilt. In 1799 nine friars were here, whilst three others were working in parishes. New church built in 1749, and the present church was begun in 1834, and completed in its present form in 1938.
Adam and Eve's today has taken on a number of very different aspects. The Merchants Quay Ireland project includes two very active ministries directed towards the poor and needy in the centre-city area. One element is a specialized ministry to drug-users. The other is a ministry to the poor and especially the homeless, giving them food and advice.
The Church continues its own ministry, providing the traditional Franciscan "service church" ministries. The structure of these ministries is as follows:
Church of the Immaculate Conception
- Monday to Friday: 8.15, 12.00 noon & 1.05pm
- Saturday: 12.00 noon – Devotion to Mary Immaculate
- 5.30pm Vigil Mass.
- Sunday: 10.30am, 11.30am & 9.00pm
Novena in honour of St. Anthony
- Every Tuesday with Mass and Devotions at 12.00 noon & 8.00pm
- Weekdays: 11.00am-12.00 noon & 12.30-1.00pm
- Saturday: 12.00 noon-1.00pm & 7.30pm-8.00pm
- Novena for the Sick: 4th to 11th February.
- Novena in honour of St. Anthony: 4th–13th June.
- Novena for Faithful Departed: 2nd to 11th November.
- Christmas Novena: 26th December to 2nd January.
Secular Franciscan Order Meetings
- 2nd Sunday of the Month: 3.30pm
- The following Tuesday at 1:05pm Mass
The Repository and Mass Office is the point of contact for those interested in Mass intentions and/or religious goods. This office can be accessed from the quayside entrance to the church.
- Monday- Friday: 10.30am - 1.30pm
- Tuesday Evenings: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
- Monday - Friday 10:30am - 2:30pm
- Tuesday Evening 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Following the example of St Francis of Assisi, Franciscans in Dublin have always had a concern for those who struggle with poverty or marginalisation. For over 40 years the Tea Rooms 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 which is part-funded and supported by the Franciscans. For further information, go to www.mqi.ie