St. Ann's Church

St. Ann's Church

St. Ann's Church of the Church of Ireland was built at the beginning of the eighteenth century and has become one of Dublin’s most popular parishes by virtue of its generosity.

Inside St. Ann’s Church

Internally, the parish is simple and cozy. The building’s dark wooden benches and high altar contrast with the yellow-painted walls. The church has maintained some of the original eighteenth century stained glass windows.

St. Ann’s Church became very popular for its Bread Shelf. In 1723, by endowment of Lord Newton of Butler, the parish began to donate 120 loafs of bread per week to the underprivileged. Nearly three-hundred years later this practice is still honored.  

Central and welcoming

St. Ann’s Church is located in the city center and is very easy to get to. If you’re lucky enough, you will see the temple’s Bread Shelf packed with bread for the needy, a tradition that has been kept since 1723.  


October - March
Monday to Friday: 11am - 3pm
Sundays: 11am - 12pm (midday)
April - September
Monday to Friday: 11am - 2pm
Sundays: 11am - 12pm (midday)


Free entrance


BusesDawson St, lines 11, 14, 15A, 20B, 27C, 33X, 39B, 41X, 46B, 51X, 66, 74, 116, 117, 142 and 746.