" O God, You are my God, for You I long, For You my soul is thirsting " Psalm 62

Nuns at PoorClares Monastery



“Praised be Jesus Christ”


You are very welcome to our website. We, the Poor Clare Sisters of College Road, Cork, are part of the Franciscan family, followers of St. Francis of Assisi, and we are so pleased that our Holy Father Pope Francis has taken the name of Francis! St. Francis inspired and guided St. Clare who founded our Order of Sisters in Italy in 1212. Our monastery here in Cork was founded in 1914.

As enclosed Sisters, dedicated to the contemplative life, we assure you of our prayers. May God bless and protect you this day.

We hope you enjoy our website, where you can read about St. Clare, St. Francis and St. Colette, about how Poor Clare life started in Cork, how we spend our day and more!

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

The Poor Clare Sisters

The Lord has loved you with an everlasting love.
Jer. 31:3 

                                     Vocations Afternoon: "Come and See"

Our next Vocations Afternoon will take place on Saturday June 16th between 2 pm and 4.30 pm. at the Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork. It is open to any young woman who is considering a religious vocation and would like to talk about it and find out more. It is an informal afternoon and we will be very glad to be of help to you if you are trying to discern and follow God's will for you. We will pray for you.

God bless, the Poor Clare Sisters

Visiting Times

As many of our regular callers know, we close to visitors from November 1st until after Christmas. We also close during Lent, as well as for the week before Pentecost.
For the rest of the year a Sister is available to the public, from Tuesday to Sunday inclusive, in the morning from 10.30 am to 11.30 am and in the afternoon from 2 pm to 4 pm.
People are very welcome to call during those times to ask for prayers or to share a worry or concern.

On the First Sunday of each month we are also closed for our monthly retreat day.

"In Our Own Words"

Listen to the Radio Programme "Where The Road Takes Me."  The story, in three parts: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, describes our history, life, vocation and work over the last one hundred years in College Road.


Reflection on Year of Mercy



Apr 09 2018

Vocations Afternoon

 We have met some lovely young ladies at our Vocations Afternoons since we began to have them regularly, a few years ago. We generally have a Vocations Afternoon: &q…

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Dec 02 2017

Vocations Afternoon on February 10th 2018

We will have our next Vocations Afternoon on Saturday February 10th, from 2 pm to 4.30 pm. Any young woman who is interested in finding out more about our Poor Clare voca…

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Poor Clares Colettine Monastery

College Road, Cork, Ireland.

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