For over 700 years Carmelite Friars have lived, prayed and ministered in Loughrea. This presence has been supported by you, good people of Loughrea town, hinterland as well as much further afield.

Now we face new challenges to meet new needs today. Loughrea has expanded and grown over the last few years. New people have come to live here. A new ministry of welcome and outreach is called for. This in part will be achieved in a new collaboration between friars, parish and laity. This is the hour of the laity. We wish to open up our resources for young married families, youth ministry and elderly folk alike.

We invite you to be part of this new challenge.  These pages give a window into the Abbey and after you browse along, come along and visit us at Sunday or week day Masses or indeed at any time.