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Saint Valentine in Dublin: A visit to his relics

St. Valentines relics

Well, let me tell you about my recent visit to Whitefriar Church, the home of the relics of none other than Saint Valentine himself. Now, grab a cuppa and Let me tell you all about his connection to Dublin.


Upon entering the hallowed halls of Whitefriar Church, I couldn't help but feel a flutter in my heart, and it wasn't just from the chilly Dublin breeze. Legend has it that the remains of Saint Valentine found their resting place here in the 19th century, a romantic rendezvous if there ever was one.


As I approached the shrine, I couldn't resist a sly smile, for here I was, on a quest for the patron saint of love in the heart of the Emerald Isle.

Whitefriar Church itself is a hidden gem, a sanctuary tucked away in the bustling city, filled with centuries of history. The church, originally founded in 1279, has weathered the storms of time, much like the enduring tales of Saint Valentine.


Now, if you thought your typical Valentine's Day card was sweet, imagine having a whole church dedicated to spreading the love. Visitors from near and far make the pilgrimage to Whitefriar Church to bask in the romantic aura and perhaps seek a bit of divine intervention in their love lives.

In the end, my visit to Whitefriar Church wasn't just a pilgrimage; it was a delightful trip through history. It’s hard to believe that there is such a connection in Dublin to Saint Valentine who the world over too many is associated with cards and roses every year.



So, whether you're an incurable romantic or just someone looking for a bit of craic, a visit to Dublin's Whitefriar Church is sure to leave you with a smile as wide as the River Liffey.

Sláinte to love, laughter, and the enduring spirit of Saint Valentine in the heart of Dublin!


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  • Alton Oliver
    Feb 15, 2024 at 01:20

    Thanks for the lesson. Some day I will visit, in spirit probably😂😂😂

  • Gilda O Berle
    Feb 14, 2024 at 22:16

    Wonderful! Thank You!!


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