The first Islamic Society in Ireland was established in []. It was formed by Muslim students studying in Ireland and was called the Dublin Islamic Society ( later called the Islamic Foundation of Ireland). At that time there was no [[ mosque]] in [[Dublin]]. The students used their homes and later rented halls for [[ Jum'ah]] (Friday) and [[ Eid]] prayers. In [] the students began to contact their relatives and some Islamic organizations and Muslim countries for the purpose of collecting donations to establish a Mosque. In [] the first mosque and Islamic Centre in Ireland was opened in a four story building at 7 Harrington Street, Dublin 8. Among those who contributed to the project of the Mosque and Islamic Centre was the late King [[ Faisal of Saudi Arabia]]. In [] the Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs of [[Kuwait]] sponsored a full time [[ Imam]] for the Mosque.
A few years after the establishment of the first Islamic Centre and Mosque in Dublin, the Mosque became too small for the increasing numbers of worshippers. The Muslims in charge of the society started a second campaign to collect donations in order to establish a bigger mosque. In [] the present building of the Dublin Mosque and Islamic Centre was bought, renovated and the headquarters of the Society moved from Harrington Street to 163 South Circular Road, Dublin 8.
The same situation has been happening in [[Cork (city)|Cork]], with many prayer halls being located in housing estates. At present, Cork's Muslim community are operating out of an industrial estate, while waiting for funding to build a new mosque.
In 1992 [[Moosajee Bhamjee]] became the first (and to date only) [[Muslim]] [[Teachta Dála]], a testament to the integration of the Muslim Community.
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