Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Welcome to Fairview Parish!

Building of the Church of the Visitation started in 1847 and it opened on the 14th of January 1855 and was dedicated on the 12th of October 1856. Entrusted to Conventual Franciscans March 1987.


The members of the Parish, Church of Our Lady of the visitation, Fairview, are those who live in the geographical location of the parish of Fairview as defined by the Archdiocese of Dublin and those who regularly attend the Church of Our Lady of the Visitation for the support of thier faith life.
We the People of the Church of Our Lady of the Visitation, Fairview, in the spirit of the present day Catholic Church teaching come to worship as a Christian Community in order to strenghten our individual faith and to support each other living the Catholic faith. Flowing from our faith life we reach out to help each other by our presence to one another. We encourage all memebers of the parish no matter what thier age, be it young or old, to use thier time and talents to enhance our liturgical celebrations and the living of Gosphel principals. We share our time, talents and financial resources to build up the parish for the common good. We strive to know our neighbors in a spirit of co-operation and renewal. In the spirit of love we are sympathetic to people in need and we reach out to the marginalised.

In the spirit of Faith,Love and Hope we actively move the ongoing life of the Parish of Our Lady of the Visitation, Fairview, into the 21st century.


Reverend Maximilian Mckeown O.F.M. Conv. Parish Priest
Reverend Joe Connick, O.F.M. Conv.
Reverend Aidan J. Walsh, O.F.M. Conv.

Praised be Jesus Christ!

Welcome to our parish in Fairview. Although the Conventual Franciscan Friars have been privileged to be assigned here since 1986, we’re finally in the process of putting our Website together. With a little patience and a lot of Our Lord’s help we’ll eventually catch up with the requirements of the Twenty-first century.

While we’re updating however, know the Friars are always ready to serve you spiritually, sacramentally, and compassionately, blessed, as we are, with the perennial spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.

We’d love to have you meet us and the wonderful people of the Fairview Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There’s a deep love of Our Lady here and an active consecration to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart. One of our confreres, St. Maximilian Kolbe, continuously encourages us   surrender our wills to her maternal heart as she continuously offers us to her Divine Son.

We’re not perfect here in Fairview, but we are trying our best to show today’s world what makes us hopeful and joy filled, namely, JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD.

Come and visit us. (Come and advise us how to make our website better.) We’d love to meet you and even walk with you on your faith journey with Jesus, our Lord and Love.

Fr. Maximilian Mckeown O.F.M. Conv

Saturday: 10am, 6pm (Vigil for Sunday)
Sunday: 9.30am, 10.45am, 12pm, 1.15pm
Monday-Friday: 8am, 10am

First Friday: 7.30pm Divine Mercy Devotions after 1st Fri. Mass
Crusade of Mary: First Saturday 3pm
St. Anthony Devotions : Tues.10am
Prayer Group : Thursday 7:30pm
Men’s Bible Club: Thursday 7:30pm
CONFESSIONS: Monday — Saturday after 10am Mass
Saturday 12noon—1pm (As always, on request)

Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Fairview Strand,
Dublin ,
D03 E165

Phone: 01 8376000
Direct Phone to
Parish Priest & Friars : 01 4825821
Email :
Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9:30 am – 01:00 pm
& 02:00 pm – 05.00 pm.

News Letters

21th of October 2018 Newsletter

Published on October 21, 2018.

14th of October 2018

Published on October 11, 2018.

10th October 2018 Newsletter

Published on October 5, 2018.

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