Welcome to Loughrea Carmel

  Sister Cora Marie makes her final commitment and becomes a Carmelite nun in Saint Joseph’s Monastery, Mount Carmel Loughrea.

She made her profession surrounded by her community, family, local clergy and friends  amidst great joy and rejoicing.

 It all took place on Sunday the 1st of October feast day of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus.


2017 marks the centenary of the apparitions of our Lady of Fatima

We are contemplative, Teresian Carmelite nuns, dedicated to a life of prayer and sacrifice for the Church and for the whole world. In addition to the everyday work needed for the upkeep of the monastery, we make brown scapulars (a sign of Mary’s special protection) and we operate a Confraternity in honour of the Divine Infant Jesus of Prague and also an Association of Masses in honour of St. Joseph and another for the Holy Souls.

We are available for people who call asking to be included in our prayers. Besides we are in constant correspondence with people who write from far and near looking for comfort and support. We also support charities and the Missions in so far as we can.

Our chapel is open and available to people from before our daily Mass at 8 a.m. until after Evening Prayer 5 p.m. We keep very much in touch with the happenings in our local community. Our bishop, Most Rev. John Kirby visits us three or four times a year and keeps us informed about his own hopes and concerns for the diocese.

We trust God to make our lives fruitful beyond our imaginings, building up His kingdom of justice, love and peace. Today, especially, we pray to God to send labourers into his vineyard – “for the harvest is great but the labourers are few”.

               At the evening of Life we will be judged on Love.   St. John of the Cross