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.
The Abbey Mass times & general information 
Community:  Fr Willie Moran, OCD (Prior), Fr Cronan Glynn, OCD (First Councillor), Fr Bernard Cuffe, OCD, Fr Ambrose McNamee, OCD, Fr Tom Shanahan, OCD, Fr Tony Parsons, OCD.
Normal Schedule of Services:
Sundays: 9.00 a.m., 11.00 a.m., 6.00 p.m.
Holy Days: 9.00 a.m., 11.00 a.m., 6.00 p.m.
Weekdays: 8.00 a.m., 10.00 a.m.
Saturdays & Vigils of Holy Days
Vigil of First Friday: 12.00 – 1.00 p.m., 3.30 – 4.30 p.m., 5.30 – 6.30 p.m., 8.00 – 9.00 p.m.
(In an emergency please approach Priest after 8am Mass)
Mass Office:
Mon - Fri: 10.30 a.m - 6.00 p.m.  Sat: 10.30 a.m - 7.30 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
The Mass Office and Shop are located on the First Floor of the monastery just inside the main door. You can buy mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Exam Mass Cards, The Golden Book Cards as well as Holy Medals, Scapulars, Blessings and Prayers.

Carmelite Abbey Loughrea, “ever ancient ever new”
How to get there: 
Buses stop at Main Street, Loughrea. The Abbey is about 10 mins walk from there.
The Abbey, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Tel: 091 841209 Fax: 01 091 842343 (Int'l code 353)
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St Joseph's, The Presbytery, Berkeley Road, Dublin 7, Ireland.
Tel: 01 830 6336 / 830 6356; Fax: 01 830 4681 (Int'l code 353)

CommunityFr David Donnellan, OCD (Prior & Parish Priest); Fr Pat Beecher, OCD (First Councillor & Curate) Fr Peter Cryan, OCD (Curate); Fr Patrick Keenan, OCD (Curate); Fr Andrew Unaegbu, OCD.


Normal Schedule of Services:

Saturday:  10.00 a.m and Vigil Mass at 6.00 p.m
Sunday: 09.30 a.m, 10.30 a.m, 11:45 a.m, & 5.30 p.m
Weekdays: (Monday - Friday) 8.00 a.m., 10.00 a.m., 5.45 p.m.
Saturday: 10.30 a.m. - 11.15 ; 5.30 - 6.00 p.m. and after Vigil Mass
Eves of Holy Days: 10.00 - 11.00 a.m. & after Evening Mass  

Special Devotions:

Mass for Pro-Life(5.45pm) with Rosary & Benediction every Thursday.

Mass for Vocations(10.00am) with Rosary & Benediction every Saturday.

Padro Pio Mass(5.45pm) first Wednesday of every month.

St Therese Triduum– 28th, 29th, 30th September, 1st October Feastday

Santo Nino Novena– 9 days before 3rd Sunday of January

St Gerard Majella– feastday celebrations Oct 16th.


How to get there:

46A, 38, 38A, 38B, 38C, 120

St Joseph's, The Presbytery, Berkeley Road, Dublin7, Ireland.
Tel: 01 830 6336 / 830 6356; Fax: 01 830 4681 (Int'l code 353)


Berkeley Road was originally part of St. Michan's parish. A wooden chapel-of-ease was erected in Berkeley Road in 1870 and this was replaced by the granite church of St. Joseph in 1880. The parish was created in 1890, an event marked by the erection of the north-western tower in 1893.  The parish was entrusted to the Discalced Carmelites by the Dr Dermot Ryan, Archbishop of Dublin, in July 1983.

The community at St Joseph's serves a busy inner city parish. There is great local involvement in parish activities. With the influx of other nationalities in recent years St Joseph's has become a focal point for the Filipino community. That community now has its own choir which sings at one of the Sunday Masses.  The church is the home of the St Joseph’s Filipino Association. The friars also help with chaplaincy work at the Mater Private Hospital and Mountjoy Prison. One of most popular shrines in Berkeley Road church is that of St Gerard Majella, whose feast is celebrated every year.  A three day celebration is held for the feast of St Therese every year also.


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