Today there are five fully established houses in Ireland: three in Dublin and one in Derry and one in Loughrea, Co Galway.
In Service of the Gospel
Prayer, community, and service are the pillars of Carmelite life.
Call to Prayer
The call to prayer embraces our whole life. Sustained by the word of God and the sacred liturgy, we are led to live in intimate friendship with God (Carmelite Constitutions)
The First Discalced Carmelites
The first Discalced Carmelites came to Ireland some forty years after the death of St Teresa and established a house in Dublin in I625. Today there are five fully established houses in Ireland: three in Dublin and one in Derry and one in Loughrea, Co Galway. Our life is at the service of God's people. Prayer is a priority in that service.
We are privileged to have a host of great saints and writers that have enriched the Church and guided countless pilgrims along the road of prayer and in their spiritual search: Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Therese of Lisieux and Elizabeth of the Trinity and Edith Stein They are sure and tested guides, who speak from their own experience and offer help and encouragement to others.
OCDS - Secular Order
There are currently eight convents of Carmelite Sisters in Ireland. Click the link above for more information about the Association of Carmelite Sisters of Ireland.