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"To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that."
St Teresa of Ávila

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.

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).

Carmelite Friars

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.

Mission in Nigeria

In 1988, the Anglo-Irish Province was invited to found a mission in Nigeria. 

Carmelite Sisters

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.

OCDS – Secular Order

Today there are five fully established houses in Ireland: three in Dublin and one in Derry and one in Loughrea, Co Galway.

Vocation

There are over one hundred Teresian Carmelites priests and brothers engaged in a wide range of ministry in Ireland, UK, Australia and Nigeria.