Dominicans in Ireland

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Ruins of the Dominican Friary at Burrishoole, County Mayo

The Dominican Order (Order of Preachers) has been present in Ireland since 1224 when the first foundation was established in Dublin. This was quickly followed by Drogheda (also 1224), Kilkenny (1225), Waterford (1226), Limerick (1227) and Cork (1229). The order was reestablished in the 19th century after having been driven out in the 17th century by laws against religious orders.

Dominican convents, retreat houses, and houses of study[edit]

There are currently communities of Dominican friars in the following places in Ireland:

  • Convent and seminary in Cork city
  • Convent, house of study and retreat house in Tallaght
  • Community in Athy
  • Others

There are also communities of Dominican nuns in a number of places.

Dominican colleges[edit]

Secondary Schools in Ireland[edit]

St Rose's Dominican College, established by the Dominicans in 1962 in Beechmount Avenue, Belfast St. Dominic's College, Dublin , A secondary school convent for girls, The "base" for Dominican Schools in the World

Further Education[edit]

  • Dominican Biblical Institute, a biblical research centre in Limerick, Ireland
  • The Priory Institute, Tallaght, Dublin, in what was the Dominican House of Studies until the year 2000
  • St. Saviour's Priory, Dorset St., Dublin now houses the Centre of Institutional Studies of the Irish Dominican friars


Notable Irish Dominicans[edit]

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Local communities and apostolates[edit]