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Avila Carmelite Centre is an oasis of peace just 2 km from central Dublin. It welcomes guests of all faiths to spend time in quiet and reflection.

The Centre offers a variety of retreats and spirituality courses and has 8 en-suite rooms and 2 hermitages. It is ideal for small conferences.

Retreats & Courses

Sat 17th Dec Christmas Retreat

17 Dec 22

Our annual Christmas Retreat from 10am-6pm.
Stay in our guest rooms and make a weekend of it!
Book now at or tel 01-6430200.


Sat 18 Feb 2023: Meditations on Lent. Day Retreat

18 Feb 23

Fr Joe Birmingham, OCD, one of our friars here at the Avila Carmelite Centre will prepare us for Lent during his day retreat entitled, “Meditations for Lent”.

Fr Joe will reflect on aspects of this time of reflection and fasting, which cumulates in Holy Week and ultimately, the Resurrection of Christ at Easter.

Date: Saturday 18th February 2023
Location: The Avila Carmelite Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
Time: 10am – 4pm

Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided.
Free of charge. Donations welcome. Suggested donation €20.

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Facilities for Hire

  • Accommodation for self-catering retreats.
  • Eight en-suite rooms
  • Two hermitages
  • Conference rooms
  • Suitable for small conferences.


How to Find Us

Avila Carmelite Centre
Bloomfield Avenue
Morehampton Road
Dublin 4

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