The friary and church are bright and spacious.  Visitors come from all over Ireland to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Throughout the year a series of retreats caters for people from all walks of life.

Mass Times

Mon-Sat: 8am in the Oratory chapel
Sundays and Holy Days: 9am & 5.30pm (5:30pm Mass on St Patrick’s Day)

Confessions

Mon-Sat: 11am-1pm , 3pm-5.30pm
Sunday 2.30pm-4.30pm

Please ring the bell by the confessional at the rear of the main church.

Retreat Centre Office Hours

Monday to Saturday: 11am – 4pm

Office Phone No: 074 91 38909 / 00353 74 91 38909 (from N.I. & abroad)

Coffee Dock & Shop Opening Hours

Saturday: 12 – 5.30pm
Sunday: 1 – 6.30pm

Friary Phone No: 074 91 38005 / 00353 74 91 38005 (from N.I. & abroad)

Shop Phone No: 074 91 38593 / 00353 74 91 38593 (from N.I. & abroad)

Fresh, clean air, home-made jam, home-grown potatoes and freshly caught fish do for the body what the peaceful surroundings do for the spirit. The friars would like to express their heartfelt appreciation for the ongoing support and encouragement they enjoy from the local people and the diocesan clergy.

To find out more about the Retreats conducted at Ard Mhuire, Click Here
For a relaxing tour of the Retreat House and grounds, start the video.

Tel: 074-9138005/9138031
Fax: 074-913837
Address:
Capuchin Friary
Ard Mhuire,
Creeslough,
Letterkenny,
Co. Donegal.

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