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New Franciscan novices and noviciate in Killarney

The friary, which over many years had been the novitiate of the Irish Franciscans, is now an inter-provincial novitiate, with novices coming from Ireland, Great Britain, Germany and Holland.

2017.08.17.

Irish OFMs have a new provincial – Fr Aidan McGrath

Before his election, Fr Aidan had been serving as General Secretary to the Franciscan Order in Rome.

2017.07.03.

Dominican general chapter marks 800 years

It was God who inspired St Dominic to found the Order of Preachers and put preaching at the heart of their mission: Pope Francis.

2016.08.05.

Eight Dominicans ordained to the priesthood

2016 is a special year for the entire Dominican Family as it celebrates the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order of Preachers.

2016.07.11.

Dominicans leave Limerick City after 800 Years

“In times of strength, of weakness and great persecution, we remained steadfast, thanks to the support and generosity of you and your ancestors, the people of Limerick.”

2016.07.07.

Capuchin conference to mark 400 years in Ireland

Talks will look at the role the friars in the 1916 Rising, War of Independence and the Celtic Cultural Revival, as well as at the height of the penal persecution.

2016.01.21.

Dominicans bid sad farewell to Athy foundation

Association with Co Kildare town dating back to the 13th century comes to an end due to a lack of friars.

2015.11.23.

US Franciscans pay tribute to pioneering Irish friars

Delegation from St Francis University trace the footsteps of six friars who left Connemara in 1847 and established one of the most prestigious universities in the US.

2015.06.27.

New vocations for Franciscans and Dominicans

The Irish Dominican friars have 19 men in initial formation.

2013.09.22.
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