Conference on Prayer

Please join us for a Conference on Prayer this Saturday the 27th of February at 3pm.

Key Note Speaker: Spiritual writer and poet, Fr. Paul Murray, OP 

Fr Paul will speak on: The Silence of Mother Teresa: A Lessor in Spiritual Practice. Fr Paul had the privilege of being on occasion a close confidant of Mother Teresa.

Admission free. To book in please click on this link: or go to

Lenten Retreat: Talk 1

Each Thursday during Lent the Dominicans in Cork team up with Paving the Way Home to provide a series of lenten talks.

Each week the reflection will be given by a different Dominican. In this first episode, Fr. Maurice Colgan O.P. explains how we are to discern what God is calling us to this Lent.

Please go to for more information or watch the video on their YouTube channel:

33 Days for St Joseph

In response to Pope Francis declaring the Year of St Joseph, the Irish Dominicans are inviting you to join us online as we make a collective consecration to St Joseph, while also asking his intercession for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. Please see the the poster below for more information!

Podcast by Fr Conor McDonagh OP

A short while ago Fr Conor participated in a podcast on the blog “Risking Enchantment“:

Often dismissed as ‘the Dark Ages’ of the Church before the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the Middle Ages was in fact a fascinating era for Christian preaching. Richly textual, highly informed, and even, entertaining, Fr Conor McDonough OP joins us on the podcast to discuss a Dominican perspective on preaching, especially in the Middle Ages, as well as the work of Humbert of Romans in his Treatise on Preaching.

To listen to the podcast please visit the blog.

Online Bible Conference

There is an on-line live Bible Conference conference from Cork this weekend, Saturday the 21st of November 2020.
Among the speakers are Frances Hogan, Prof Séamus O’Connell and Jeff Cavins.
This is a FREE event. To register please go to and follow the link.

An obituary and bibliography of the late Fr Hugh Fenning, O.P.

An obituary and bibliography of the late Fr Hugh Fenning, O.P., S.T.M., has been published by Archivium Hibernicum, the journal of the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland, to which the late Fr Hugh contributed for more than fifty years.
 († 25 July 2018)

Simple Professions 2020

Yesterday we received four brothers into our noviciate when they received the Dominican habit. Today the brothers who spend a year in our Noviciate have made their First Profession to continue to the next step in their lives as as Dominicans.

They will now go to Dublin to start their studies in our Studium, which is in St. Saviour’s priory. They will study philosophy and theology for the next few years and, with the help of God, and subsequently to be ordained priests.

Please keep our brothers who have joined the Order yesterday and the three brothers who have now made profession into the Order in your prayers.

Habit Receptions 2020

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross is the traditional day that the new noviciate starts and the new novices receive their Dominican habit. This year four men joined the noviciate and received the habit during the 11 o’clock Mass.

Please keep our novices (and those discerning a vocation) in your prayers, that the Lord might continue to bless them and give them the graces that they require to perceive His call and to keep following it!

Ignite Catholic Conference 2020

Ignite 2020 is a free online Catholic Evangelisation conference taking place on the Pentecost weekend, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May, to inspire, educate, and motivate all who attend to realise the beauty and depth of the Catholic faith, to live it to the full and to become true disciples who witness to the joy of their lived faith in their daily lives, helping others to come to know Jesus Christ. 

This conference will help create a vision for how Catholics in Ireland can help renew the faith and help the Church through the current crisis. 

Don’t miss out on all that our great speakers will have to share with us. For more information and to make your free booking go to

Live Streaming

Even though churches are open for private prayer in most places, public Masses are still not permitted. As such various Dominican churches in the province make their Mass available through a live stream.

After St. Mary’s in Cork recently started using Youtube Live to stream various events from the church, Newbridge College now also has to same system installed. The live streams and schedules can be found on their respective websites, but also on the Dominican Youtube channel.

Please check with your local church if they broadcast their services or check the list below with Dominican churches with a live stream: