Glencairn

Location

Official Name St. Mary's Abbey

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Country Ireland

City Glencairn

Contact Information

Telephone [353] (58) 56168

Telephone 2 Card Dept: [353](58) 56901

Telephone 3 Eucharistic Breads: [353](58) 56706

Fax [353] (58) 56 616

Community Email info@glencairnabbey.org

Business Email glencairncards@eircom.net

Website www.glencairnabbey.org

Superior Mother Marie Fahy, Abbess 2001-2019

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Waterfordiensis et Lismorensis (Waterford and Lismore)

OCSO Region ISLES

Founded/Restored 1932

Origins

Foundation by Stapehill in 1932; erection as an abbey in 1934.

History

The convent and property was acquired by Mount Melleray and given to the nuns. The church was also constructed by Mount Melleray.
1949 Foundation of Mount St Mary’s Abbey, Wrentham. Several Americans came to make their novitiate at Glencairn and left for Wrentham with a group of older sisters.
1955 The founders of Wrentham returned to Glencairn and made their stability by indult.

Foundations

Wrentham (1949), Abakaliki (1982)

Father Immediate

Mount Melleray

Lay Associates

Glencairn Associates

Past Superiors

Maura Mary PERRY — Superior — 1932 – 31/01/1935
Maura Mary PERRY — Abbess — 31/01/1935 – 15/10/1935
Gertrude PURCELL — Abbess — 05/11/1935 – 05/11/1944
Margaret SHAW — Abbess — 05/11/1944 – 05/11/1950
Gertrude PURCELL (2) — Abbess — 05/11/1950 – 22/07/1955
Agnes FAHEY — Sup. ad nutum — 22/07/1955 – 31/10/1958
Margaret SHAW (2) — Abbess — 31/10/1958 – 27/03/1965
Imelda POWER — Abbess — 31/05/1965 – 31/05/1983
Dominic LEE — Abbess — 31/05/1983 – 31/05/1995
Agnes O’SHEA — Abbess — 31/05/1995 – 31/05/2001

Work and Sources of Income

Farm, Altar breads, printing cards

Guest Facilities

5 rooms

Transportation

Station : Mallow

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