Irish Contemplative Nuns Gathering at Ballyvaloo

There was a wonderful atmosphere at this year’s gathering of contemplative nuns of Ireland at Ballyvaloo Conference and Retreat Centre in Co. Wexford, from 9 – 12 May, 2022. Sr...

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Diocesan Retreat for Deacons at Glencairn

The Permanent Deacons of Cork and Ross had their first diocesan retreat here in Glencairn Abbey from Friday 6th May to Sunday 8th May.  It was led by Bishop Michael Duignan, the...

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Easter Celebration with our Brothers from Mt Melleray

We had a joyful day of celebration at Glencairn with our brothers from Mt Melleray Abbey on Easter Thursday last week, including a warm welcome home too to Dom Eamon...

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Covid 19 Update Easter 2022

Dear Friends, We regret to inform you that our Mass and liturgies remain closed to the public due to the continuing rise of Covid in Ireland at this time. We...

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Irish Contemplative Gathering in May Gets Underway with Core Group Meeting at Glencairn

A core group meeting of the Irish Female Contemplatives Association was held at Glencairn on the 15th March to prepare for the annual Gathering of Irish Contemplative Nuns to be...

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First Monastic Profession of Sister Beatrice Brady

On the feast of St. Benedict, 11th July, 2021, following her two year novitiate, we celebrated the joyful occasion of Sister Emma Brady’s First Profession of Monastic Vows. Sister Emma...

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Community Retreat 2021

Our annual community retreat this year took place from 16th to 23rd May here at Glencairn. Our retreat preacher this year was Fr. John Walsh OP, an Irish Dominican friar...

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A Christmas Hymn and Blessing from Glencairn

Watch our video of ‘A Noble Flower of Judah’ sung by the community at St Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn. Dear family and friends, we cannot come together this year for our...

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Reflection for 2nd Sunday of Advent 2020

O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your heart....

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Next Monastic Vocations Weekend 3 - 5 May 2019

As we were all booked up for our last monastic vocations weekend in March for women finding out more about Cistercian life, we would like to offer women who are...

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Recycling Workshop at the Abbey

Following a raised awareness of the ongoing and detrimental effects of plastic pollution in our environment and in a response to the Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si, on care for our...

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A New Postulant Enters our Community

On the 8th September, 2018 we were delighted to welcome Emma Brady from Co. Cavan as a new Postulant to our community. Emma began her vocation discernment with us during...

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