Monkstown Meeting House is now open to in-person worship.
Numbers limited due to Covid precautions, therefore, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to arriving in-person.
If approaching from the Dublin direction, turn right at the Church of Ireland, pass the Roman Catholic Church leaving it to your right, and then the Meeting House gates are round the corner 50 metres further on, on your left. EirCode is A94 H9D6. Meeting for Worship takes place every Sunday at 10.30 am. The usual attendance is 35 to 40.
Junior Meeting has an age range of 3 to 12 and joins in the Meeting for Worship at 10.30am for 15 minutes. It then moves to its own room until 11.30.
Monkstown blogsite is full of news of the meeting and has pictures of and by its members, young and old :
Nearby is Temple Hill Burial Ground.
Historical note: A Meeting was settled in Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) in 1830 and building of the present Meeting House began in 1832. Opening of the railway – in whose development Thomas Pim and other Quakers played a major part – led to an increase in the numbers of Friends living in the district. The building was soon found to be too small and the first of many extensions was added in 1837. The present ceiling was inserted after a serious fire in 1880 and further substantial changes were made in 1968, including the removal of a balcony and a rather ornate elders’ bench. In 1998 the small and uncomfortable caretaker’s cottage was replaced with a new house.
Monkstown Meeting is part of Dublin Monthly Meeting.