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23 06, 2023

Dominican Sisters visit Galway Museum

2023-07-11T13:30:19+00:00June 23, 2023|Uncategorized|

Galway City museum celebrated the 300th anniversary of the reliquary of St. Ursula, 1723 -2023. It was donated by the Dominican Sisters Taylor’s Hill to the museum in 2022.

Much research has been done on relics and reliquaries in recent years by Mr. Raghnall  Ó Floinn, former director of  the National Museum  of Ireland  and Dr. Dagmar Ó Riain- Raedel, a former member of the  History Dept. Cork University. The fruit of their research was generously shared with  those who gathered at the museum for this occasion.

Eithne Verling, Museum Director, on behalf of the museum thanked the Dominican Sisters of Taylor’s Hill for the donation of the reliquary and other generous donations made to the museum in recent years.

The restored textiles  originally donated to the museum in 2011 will be on display when the extension to the museum is completed. Sr. Margaret Joyce’s altar frontal has been included in two documentaries recorded in the museum by the BBC and by RTE for a programme entitled  Hidden Treasures.  We will get the date of the broadcast.

As this special occasion came to an end all participants at the event were treated to a much appreciated  light lunch, courtesy of the staff of Galway City Museum.

The reliquary contains the reputed remains of the skull of St Ursula, a fourth century martyr. The relic was donated to Sr. Margaret  Rosary Joyce of the Dominican community in Galway. On its arrival in Galway this  beautiful reliquary was made by Mr. Richard Joyce and donated to the community in June 1723.

Mr Joyce is  the same silversmith who made the first Claddagh ring.

Dominican Sisters  gathered in the museum to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the reliquary with the Director of the museum, Eithne Verling and the Collections Officer Helen Birmingham.


10 05, 2023

Happy 105th Birthday

2023-07-12T07:19:11+00:00May 10, 2023|Uncategorized|


One of our Sisters celebrated her 105th birthday today.

She enjoyed the day with a special afternoon tea and said a few words to those assembled which included “ I want to say to everyone, love one another and one day we will all be together, the feeble and the strong.  I want to say thanks for all the good wishes and the show of friendship and love today and in recent day”.




15 04, 2023

Oratory of the Sacred Heart, Dun Laoghaire

2023-07-11T14:20:33+00:00April 15, 2023|Uncategorized|

Explore a hidden gem of Celtic revival art this spring.🎨 The Oratory of the Sacred Heart, Dún Laoghaire. ⛪️
Entering the tiny chapel has been described as ‘walking into a three dimensional Book of Kells’.
Join Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Spring into Heritage
free guided tours every Wednesday & Sunday
Until May 7th.

3 03, 2023

Global Strike for Climate 2023

2023-07-12T10:53:33+00:00March 3, 2023|Uncategorized|

On Friday March 3rd 2023 Dominican Sisters and school students from St Dominic’s College Cabra joined together as part of the Global Strike for Climate, calling for urgent climate action under the banner “Tomorrow is too late”. The Eco and Social Justice Committees of St Dominic’s College joined Sisters and staff in the grounds of the Dominican Convent St Mary’s to call on the government to “listen to the cry of the earth” and to “listen to the cry of the poor”. Inspired by the papal encyclical Laudato Si’, this photo action is an act of solidarity with young people across the globe who are calling for change and for care of our common home.



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