Directions to Manresa
- 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°21’58.44“, –6°10’26.23”
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.
From Dublin Airport (DUB)
Bus into to Dublin city centre
If you get a bus into the city, you might alight at O’Connell Street or Busáras (the main bus depot) if you want to get a bus immediately to Manresa, or at Trinity College should you wish to shop or visit museums and galleries before getting the local bus to Manresa.
DublinBus 747 travels into town, costing about €6; you can alight at the main bus station - Busáras. Between Busáras and the Custom House (the big old building with the copper dome) is a wide street. There’s a bus stop there, just outside Busáras, where you will see an illuminated sign telling you when the next 130 bus will be along. Usually there are plenty of Dublin bus staff around who will be able to tell you where to get the bus.
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.
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.
Bus from Dublin city centre to Manresa
Dublin Bus 130 leaves from a stop marked 7591 on Lower Middle Abbey Street. This is located across the street from the stage door of the Abbey Theatre - outside the offices of the National Lottery. 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 €3.00 - in euro coins only or is cheaper using a prepaid Leap Card.
- AirLink - Busáras - Manresa
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 €30 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.
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.