Following the success of the 2015-16 School of Prayer, we are delighted to announce that the course will be held again this year, starting from September 2017 until May 2018.

The School of Prayer is intended for those who realise the importance of prayer in their lives and are seeking a deeper relationship with God and support and encouragement in their search.


The brochure and application form will soon be available but if you wish to book a place please contact us on 01 643 0200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




To view a larger Google Map of our Locations in Ireland >>> here

St Teresa's, Clarendon St.

Down a narrow side alley off Grafton Street, away from the hustle and bustle lies a hidden jewel, an oasis of peace. St Teresa's is well know throughout the country as a place where the sacrament of reconciliation is availed of by many, young and old, throughout the day ... more information.

St. Teresa's Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2. Ireland.
Tel: 353 1671 8466 / 6718127; Fax: 353 16718462; Email: >>> here.

The Abbey, Loughrea

The Carmelite community at the Abbey has been a treasured part of life in the town of Loughrea, Co. Galway, since the Carmelites first came in 1300.

The Abbey, Loughrea, Co. Galway. Ireland.
Tel: 353 91 841209; Fax: 353 91 842343

Iona Retreat Centre

In 1982 at the invitation of Bishop Edward Daly, the Carmelites moved into Termonbacca and opened Iona Retreat Centre - their first foundation in the north of Ireland and the first Order of friars to reside in the Derry Diocese. ... >>> more information.

Iona Retreat Centre, Termonbacca, Derry BT48 9XE, Northern Ireland,
Tel: 44 28 71262512; Fax: 44 28 71373598; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Avila Retreat Centre

Avila is an oasis of peace in the busy Dublin suburb of Donnybrook, about 2.5 km from the city centre. A new centre opened in December 2006 which will offer facilities for self-catering retreats, hermitages, days of reflection and courses.  >>> more information.

Avila Carmelite Centre, Bloomfield Ave, Morehampton Rd, Dublin 4.
Tel: 353 1 643 0200 Fax: 353 1 643 0281   Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St Joseph's Parish, Berkeley Road

St. Joseph's was entrusted to the Discalced Carmelites by the Archbishop of Dublin in July 1983. The community serves a busy inner city parish. >>> more information.

The Presbytery, Berkeley Road, Dublin 7, Ireland.
Tel: 353 1 830 6336 / 830 6356; Fax: 353 1 830 4681

53-55 Marlborough Rd.

Marlborough Road is today the Office of Provincial and also houses other offices of the Province.

Office of Provincial, 53 Marlborough Rd, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Tel: 353 1 671 8466/671 8127 1832 Fax: 353 1 668 3752;


Avila Carmelite Centre is an oasis of peace just 2 km from central Dublin. It welcomes guests of all faiths to spend time in quiet and reflection.
The Centre offers a variety of retreats and spirituality courses and has 8 en-suite rooms and 2 hermitages. It is ideal for small conferences.
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Address: Termonbacca, Derry, BT48 9XE, N. Ireland
Phone: +44 (0) -28-71-262512   Fax:  +44 (0) 28-71-373589

Our Community:

Fr Jeremiah Fitzpatrick, OCD (Prior),  Fr John Grennan, OCD (First Councillor),  Fr John McNamara, OCD

About us:

Iona Carmelite Retreat Centre is better known locally as Termonbacca, the name of the townland in which it is situated.  The word Termonbacca comes from the Gaelic words 'tearmann' meaning sanctuary and 'bacach' meaning a lame, crippled or poor person. The name suggests that there may have been a church in the area in ancient times.

Bishop Edward Daly invited the Carmelites to open a retreat centre in the former Nazareth Home in 1982. Since then the centre has welcomed many thousands of visitors. Several groups use it on a regular basis: Carmelite Secular Order, Cursillo, Legion of Mary, Search, Criost Linn, to mention but a few.

There are monthly retreats for the priests of the diocese and for religious. Many groups such as the Society of St Vincent de Paul have their annual retreat here.There is a constant stream of people who come for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

An apostolate which developed very rapidly is the monthly Marian Devotions. So many people attend each month that an extension to the centre had to be built. This extension allows the centre to accommodate up to 250 people. Extra bedrooms now allow 62 residents to participate in residential retreats.

One of the more interesting features of the centre is the number of activities initiated and run by lay people, with the resident community being available for spiritual direction and sacraments. Another noteworthy feature is the extent of voluntary help in the maintenance of the house, whether in the preparation of bedrooms, cleaning, painting, decorating and gardening.

The local people have also been extraordinarily generous in fund raising. The recent extension was built mostly by funds raised locally. A committee organises a very successful Fun Day each year. There is a real sense of community involvement in ensuring that the centre is successful.