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.

Daily Mass with the Community at 6pm weekdays, 11am Saturday and 1130am Sundays

The Avila Carmelite Community invites you to worship with us at our daily Masses in our chapel.

Monday Meditation – 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7.30pm

Monday Meditation has developed from the “Meditation for Beginners” courses that take place regularly in Avila.  We recommenced the Monday Meditation post-Covid in November 2022. All are welcome to join, attendance at our courses is not a pre-requisite. Monday Meditation sessions are held on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 7.30pm.

Tuesday Guided Reading – 2nd Tuesdays at 7.30pm

Fr Michael McGoldrick will present a Guided Reading Sr Clare Crockett’s spirituality by taking you through her biography, Alone with Christ Alone. Starting on Tuesday 8th November 2022 and continuing on the second Tuesday of each month until May 2023. Reserve your place via or telephone 01-6430200

Wednesday Charismatic Prayer Meeting – weekly at 8pm

The Avila Charismatic 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.

Thursday Alzheimer’s Cafe – ongoing

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 Carmelite Centre on Bloomfield Avenue 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 Road, Dublin 4, D04 YF66
  • More information about the Alzheimer Café.

Saturday Secular Third Order – 4th Saturdays, 9.30am and 2pm

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 the appropriate group in writing c/o The Avila Carmelite Centre, Bloomfield Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 or via email at