Clonard Monastery was developed by the Catholic Redemptorists religious order. Members of this religious order came to Belfast originally in 1896. They initially built a small tin church in the grounds of Clonard House in 1897. In 1890 a monastery was opened in these grounds and in 1911 the Church of the Holy Redeemer opened in the grounds and replaced the tin church.

Clonard is also used as a music venue for many festivals in the city, most notably Féile an Phobail and holds an annual Novena which attracts over 100,000 tourists, Catholic and Protestant, from Ireland and Europe every year.



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Founded: 1890
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Oche John Adah (14 months ago)
I live in Nigeria. Bumped into the clonard Monastry mass online during the First Pandemic lockdown around this time last year. It has been such a wonderful experience worshiping with you all and now most of my family attend mass online with Clonard. We love the peace and serenity and the very friendly atmosphere. Thanks to the priests for always waving at us after mass. Really gives us a sense of belonging. Will definitely visit the Clonard community whenever I get the chance to travel. God bless you all.
Sean O (16 months ago)
Beautiful church, friendly people, I always enjoy my visits.
Michael Donnelly (16 months ago)
Quiet 24/7 and ideal prayer as the church has reaĺ peace and plenty of hope during prayer time
Deirdre Barr Kushner (2 years ago)
Beautiful day after Christmas at Clonard Monastery in my hometown of Belfast - Hope to see you - live in person soon - from California
Marissa and klara Marissa and klara (2 years ago)
This is my heaven on earth. I don’t know where I would be without Clonard over the last lot of months. It has really got me through hard times & is continuing to. Everything about it I love especially the lovely priests. I feel for them putting their lives at risks every single day too so thankyou all & thankyou God for giving us Clonard.
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