While some travelers confine their religious practice to a private space, others will actively seek out the local community to join in communal worship. Which might proof problematic. Here are some hints where to get into contact with local communities. Please note that all phone numbers are for the Republic of Ireland unless otherwise indicated.
Mainstream Christian Churches
- Roman-Catholic Church
The Roman-Catholic Church is the predominant religion in Ireland, mass will usually be said in every community every Sunday - with some exceptions in Northern Ireland. Contact the Catholic Communications Office for more information.
- Church of Ireland
The Church of Ireland is an Anglican church and represented in most communities - though mass may not be said every Sunday. Contact the Church of Ireland House directly.
- Presbyterian Church
This Protestant church is mainly based in Northern Ireland with scattered communities in the Republic. For some decades the church has been split into two fractions.
Other Christian Churches in Ireland
- Apostolic Church
- Baptists - Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland
- Church of Christ, Scientist at 01-6683695
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) - Mission Office for Ireland at 01-8306899
- Coptic Orthodox Church at 01-2866809
- Elim Pentecostal Church at 01-6267200
- Greek Orthodox Church at 01-6779020
- Jehova's Witnesses - Watchtower House at 01-2810692
- Lutheran Church
- Methodist Church
- Moravian Church
- New Apostolic Church
- Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
- Romanian Orthodox Church at 087-6148140
- Russian Orthodox Church
- Salvation Army
- Seventh-Day Adventist Church
- Unitarian Church
Churches Influenced by Christianity
Jewish in Ireland were never very numerous and their number has been declining steadily - contact the Irish Jewish Community website for more details.
Though Ireland had no Islamic population until fairly recently, immigration has brought a sizeable number of Asian and African muslims to Ireland.
- Ahlul Bayt Islamic Centre (Shia)
- Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland (Sunni)
- Islamic Foundation of Ireland
Contact the Bahá'í community for more information -again, immigration has led to a sizeable number of followers now living in Ireland.
Apologies for lumping all these together under one heading - they are, however, still fringe religions, despite a large influx of Indian and Chinese immigrants.
- International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Hare Krishna Movement)
- Rigpa Buddhism
- Zen Buddhism