The centre is a place of welcome for local groups and families.  Feel free to join and participate in the activities below.  If you have a suggestion for a new activity consistent with the spirit of the centre we would love to hear from you – contact us.

Book Club

Monday Meditation (Will recommence in October. Please check back then for details.)

Monday Meditation has developed from the Meditation for Beginners courses that take place regularly in Avila.  However you are welcome to join the Monday Meditation even if you have not attended one of the   courses. Monday Meditation sessions are held on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 7.30pm.

Secular Third Order

The Discalced Carmelite Secular Order is a group of lay people, also known as Secular Carmelites or OCDS, who feel attracted to live the spirit of the Carmelite Rule in their lay situation. The following excerpts from the OCDS Constitutions explain something of their way of life. Two groups of the Discalced Carmelite Secular Order meet at Avila on the fourth Saturday of each month (St Elijah Group at 9.30 am and St Joseph Group at 2.00 pm). For further information please contact the President of either group in writing c/o Avila.

Alzheimer’s Cafe

The Alzheimer Café Donnybrook is a safe and relaxed place where people with dementia, their families and friends, and health and social care professionals come together for a unique blend of education and support. It is a forum where people can share experiences and talk about dementia. Anyone who is affected by dementia is welcome to come to the Alzheimer Cafe Evening. It takes place once a month at the Avila Carmelite Centre and is free-of-charge. The Avila Centre, located off Morehampton Road, has plenty of free parking.

  • Date: The second Thursday of every month
  • Time: 7pm–9pm
  • Venue: Avila Carmelite Centre, Bloomfield Ave,      Morehampton Rd, Dublin 4
  • More information about the Alzheimer Café.

Charismatic Prayer Meeting

The Avila prayer group holds its weekly meeting on Wednesday evenings at 8.00 pm. For more information about the prayer group please visit the group’s website.