Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue

About This Center

The focus on dialogue is of particular significance to the work of the centre. The cedar of Lebanon which stands in the space between the convent grounds and the Botanic Gardens is a symbol that resonates with Judaism, Christianity and Islam and reminds us of the need for dialogue between faiths. The centre serves as a place for purposeful ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue and activity.

We offer space for those seeking periods of tranquillity. Spiritual accompaniment is available on request. Individuals and groups are welcome to hold events such as meetings, retreats, exhibitions, guest lectures, book launches and conferences.

Venue Highlights

There is free parking adjacent to the centre with a drop-off zone. The centre is wheel-chair accessible throughout and is equipped with a hearing loop on both floors.
Wi-fi is available throughout the centre.


  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Ceremony Space


From M50: Take Exit 5 Finglas , proceed onto R135 North Road and exit left onto R102 Old Finglas Rd (signs for Bon Secours Hospital and Margaret Aylward Centre). Proceed along Old Finglas Road to Holy Faith Convent grounds on right, (just before the traffic lights at the Met Office). Once in the grounds, follow signage to the right.

From city centre: Drive out of the city centre to the Botanical Gardens. As you pass the Botanical Gardens on your left, proceed up Glasnevin Hill, through the traffic lights at the Meteorological Office and immediately left into the grounds of the Holy Faith Convent in Glasnevin.

By Bus: No 83 bus stops outside the convent gate. It leaves the city centre on Westmoreland street, and our stop is called Met Office/Glasnevin Hill stop.

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