Welcome to the website of Kinsale Carmelite Friary Church, a place of worship, prayer and tranquillity, located in the beautiful setting of Kinsale, Co. Cork.

Located just above the picturesque town of Kinsale, the Carmelite Friary church is a place of worship, prayer and tranquillity. The Retreat and Spirituality Centre, which was officially opened in 2007, is an available resource to both the local Church and town community. The friary is an important element of the town’s identity and the Carmelites continue to serve in various ways.

The Carmelites first came to Kinsale in the 14th century. A church has stood on the current site since 1735, although it has undergone various renovations and adaptations over the centuries. The beautiful depiction of the Scapular Vision in Caen stone and the stained-glass windows are notable features.

For a brief history of the Kinsale, click here or on the quick link button below.

Mass Times & Celebrations

For a list of mass times and other religious celebrations


Join us for celebrations via our live streamed webcam

A History of the Carmelites in Kinsale

Learn more about our history in the area including our church, retreat and spirituality centre.


News from our shop and other community based activities

Our website uses cookies to give you the best online experience. Please see our cookies page for further details or agree by clicking the 'Accept all cookies' button. Alternatively, please click the Cookie settings button to adjust which cookies this website stores during your visit.

Cookie settings

Below you can choose which kind of cookies you allow on this website. Click on the "Save cookie settings" button to apply your choice.

FunctionalOur website uses functional cookies. These cookies are necessary to let our website work.

AnalyticalOur website uses analytical cookies to make it possible to analyze our website and optimize for the purpose of a.o. the usability.

Social mediaOur website places social media cookies to show you 3rd party content like YouTube and FaceBook. These cookies may track your personal data.

AdvertisingOur website places advertising cookies to show you 3rd party advertisements based on your interests. These cookies may track your personal data.

OtherOur website places 3rd party cookies from other 3rd party services which aren't Analytical, Social media or Advertising.