What is God’s plan for you? A Vocation is from God.

God calls each of us to live in love with him. We live that love in marriage or single life, in priestly or religious life.

A call to religious …

Prayer, community, and service are the pillars of Carmelite life. The Gospel can be summed up in two invitations of Jesus: ‘Come follow me and ‘Go and preach the Good News.’ Every Christian is called to follow Christ, to stay close to him through …

‘In this house all must be friends
All must be helped
All must be loved
All must be held dear’.
(Teresa of Avila)

There are currently eight convents of Carmelite Sisters in Ireland.

As well as having their own individual …

In 1988, the Anglo-Irish Province was invited to found a mission in Nigeria. The Order was soon blessed with local vocations and is now a separate Region within the Province with over fifty friars and eleven Houses in Enugue, Nsukka, …

The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCDS) is an integral part of the Carmelite Order. They live according to the Rule of St Albert and have their own Constitutions. They are composed mainly of lay people, but also of secular …

Our Community:

Fr John Grennan, OCD (Prior) and Fr Stephen Quinn, 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 …

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

Now we face new challenges to meet …

Child Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Constituent Members of the Catholic Church in Ireland

As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed to ensuring their …