Kinsale has been home to a community of Carmelite Friars since 1334. The Friary and its associated Church, situated in tranquil and well-maintained gardens, enjoy panoramic views of the town and harbour. Since their arrival in Kinsale, successive communities of friars have tended to the pastoral needs of many people, drawing on the Carmelite charism of prayer, community, and service and continuing to offer a place of welcome, refreshment, prayer, and hospitality.



The community gathers in the Friary Church for prayer each day; for the celebration of the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours. Guests to the Friary are always welcome and are encouraged to join with the Friars in prayer. Books are provided in the vestibule of the Church. Mass and Lauds (Morning Prayer) and Vespers (Evening Prayer) are also livestreamed from the Friary church at



Our ministry of prayer and hospitality would not be possible without the generosity of our friends and benefactors who we remember daily in the prayers of the community and the celebration of Mass. 

For more information on the Friary and our ministry please contact us: Email

We look forward to welcoming you to the Friary and hope that, as our guests, our home will afford you the space you need for rest, prayer, and relaxation.


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