Upcoming Events:

Christmas Concert in aid of Care After Prison,
December, 14th 2017.


A concert in aid of Care After Prison will take place in Whitefriar Street Church on Thursday, December 14th at 7.30 p.m. For more information click here.

Candlelight Carols 2017

St Valentine

Join us for an evening of Traditional Carols and Festive fun on Friday, December 15th. For more details, click here.

Christmas Services, 2017

St Valentine

The times of all church services for the Christmas Season 2017 are now available. For more details, click here.

The Pipe Organ of Whitefriar Street

In the early 1980’s, Fr Christopher Crowley, the then Prior of Whitefriar Street, in consultation with the Carmelite community, decided to install a pipe organ in our beautiful church. There had been a pipe organ for many years but it became unreliable and so was replaced by an electronic instrument that had also become unreliable by the late 1970’s. The instrument we now have is one of the finest tracker action organs in Ireland built by the firm of Kenneth Jones, Bray, Co. Wicklow. A tracker action organ is an instrument in which all the parts are mechanical and not driven by electricity. Electricity is used to power the wind blowing apparatus and the lights at the keyboard. All other connections between the pipes and the keys are achieved mechanically.

The Prince of Denmark

In this video, Fr. Brian McKay, Prior of Whitefriar Street, plays the "Prince of Denmark" commonly known as "The Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke (c. 1673-1707).

His Litany to the Holy Spirit

In this video, Fr. Brian McKay plays "His Litany to the Holy Spirit" by Peter Hurford and Robert Herrick.

Organ Symphony No.5, Op.42, No. 1:Toccata

In this video, organist Peter McBride assisted by Carole O'Connor, plays Charles-Marie Widor's famous Toccata from his Fifth Symphony.

Lemmens' "Fanfare"

In this video, organist Peter McBride, assisted by Carole O'Connor, plays "Fanfare" by Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens (1823-1881).

Organ image

Organ Specification

Great Organ


Swell Organ


Pedal Organ


Solo Organ


Bourdon 16
Rohrflute 8
Principal 8
Octave 4
Flute 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Fifteenth 2
Nachthorn 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Mixture IV -V
Cymbal II
Trumpet 8

Celeste 8
Salicional 8
Gedeckt 8
Principal 4
Rohrflute 4
Octave 2
Larigot 1 1/3
Scharf IV
Fagotto 16
Trompette 8
Hautbois 8

Principal 16
Bombarde 16
Mixture IV
Choral Bass 4
Flute 8
Octave 8
Subbass 16

Fanfare Trumpet 8

Usual couplers / no manual registration aids / 8 foot pistons adjusted from within the case.