Manresa - aerial view

How To Find Us

Dublin Bus 130 leaves from a stop marked 289 on Lower Abbey Street (The Silver Penny) The bus is "130 Towards Castle Ave." The RTPI (Realtime Passenger Information) is available at the bus stop online or from an app

Arriving by bus at Manresa

There is a bus stop (stop number 1759) almost directly outside the entrance of Manresa. If there is an automatic announcement of the bus stop, it is called “Mount Prospect Avenue” and is the stop immediately after Dollymount Avenue. The bus driver will be able to tell you when you reach Manresa. The local bus takes about 25 minutes and costs €2.60 - in exact euro coins only or is cheaper using a prepaid Leap Card.

There is a choice of buses from Dublin Airport (DUB). You will need to into Dublin city centre and then get the local bus to Manresa.

Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus routes 16 and 41 travel into town, costing about €2.60. On route 16, you can alight on O'Connell St and walk to Lower Abbey St for the 130 bus. Route 41 terminates on Lower Abbey St. These services are local and take longer that Aircoach or Dublin Express.


Aircoach runs regularly from the airport to the city centre and costs about €7 for a single fare, stopping on O’Connell Street and near Trinity College.

Dublin Express

Dublin Express runs regularly from the airport to the city centre and costs about €8 for a single fare, stopping on Custom House Quay or Tara Street.

Time to spare in Dublin?

Busáras offers a left-luggage service, as does the Tourist Office near Trinity College. Dublin city centre is quite compact so you are unlikely to be more than 30 minutes walk from the bus you will need to get to Manresa. There are several options for bus tours of the city or DublinBikes 3 Day Ticket offers another way of seeing Dublin in a few hours.

There are taxis at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport.

Tell the taxi driver that Manresa is at the Dollymount end of Clontarf Road - the Saint Anne’s Park end - near Yang’s Restaurant. It will cost about between €20 and €35 from the airport and takes less than 30 minutes. Plaques on the wall say ‘Manresa’. The taxi can bring you up the Avenue, taking the first turn left to the retreat house reception.

From Dublin city centre by car, take the Clontarf Road along the coast. Entrance to Manresa is about 1km beyond the Bull Wall (wooden bridge).

From the north or coming off the M50 near the airport, follow the M1 towards City Centre, take the Coolock exit and continue straight for 6.7 km until you come to a T-junction. Turn right at these lights and continue straight for 2.9 km past another three sets of traffic lights. Entrance to Manresa is on the right just a few metres beyond the last set of traffic lights.

Yellow box road markings offer a helpful indication of the gateway.

Manresa is situated on a premier cycling route, 8 km from city centre and from Howth. The cyclelane is on the opposite side of the roadway from our entrance, most easily accessed via the pedestrian crossing a short distance away. A bike rack is located outside reception. The nearest bike shop is 360 Cycles.

  • You will find us on Google Maps or on OpenStreetMap.
  • Search for 426 Clontarf Road
  • Search for Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
  • Our gateway coordinates are: 53.36639, –6.1736
    • 53.366232,–6.173953
    • +53°21’58.44“, –6°10’26.23”