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Irish Research Council Supporting Irish Dominican History

The Irish Research Council has awarded a New Foundations grant to Dr Eleanor Giraud (University of Limerick) and the Irish Province of Dominican Friars, to fund a new project entitled ‘Mapping the manuscript and cultural heritage of the Dominican Order in Ireland’. The New Foundations scheme aims to promote collaboration between civic society organisations and […]

New YouTube Series Launched

Treasure Ireland – that’s the name of a new series on the YouTube channel of the Irish Dominicans. It’s premise is that this island of ours is a rich repository of Christian heritage, and that it just takes a little digging to find some precious gems. As part of this series, presenter Conor McDonough OP, […]

Br Ruaidhri Grieve OP Ordained to the Diaconate

On Saturday 24 November our brother, Ruaidhri Grieve OP, was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Eamonn Walsh, Emeritus Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin. As a deacon, Br Ruaidhri’s task will include ‘assisting the bishop and priests in the celebration of the divine mysteries, above all the Eucharist, distributing Holy Communion, assisting at and blessing marriages, […]

Three Dominican Novices Make Simple Profession

On Thursday 15 September, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, in St Mary’s Church, Pope’s Quay, Cork, three Dominican novices – Br Charles (Sean) Hurley OP, Br Michael Donohue OP, and Br Joseph McGinty OP – made their first profession in the hands of the Prior Provincial of Ireland, Fr John Harris OP. These […]

Three Men Enter the Dominican Novitiate

On Wednesday 14 September, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, three young men were clothed in the Dominican habit in St Mary’s Church, Pope’s Quay, Cork. The three men – David O’Donnell (Cork), Aidan O’Connor (Tipperary), and John Melvin (Donegal) – received the habit from the Prior Provincial, Fr John Harris OP, […]

Solemn Professions in Dublin

Four Dominican friars took vows of obedience for life in St Saviour’s Church, Dublin, last Sunday. Brs Benedict McGlinchey OP, Ruaidhri Grieve OP, Błażej Białek OP, and Chris Gault OP, surrounded by family and friends, made solemn profession in the hands of John Harris OP, Prior Provincial of the Irish Province. The vows themselves included, […]