" 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. May He show his face to you and be merciful to you. May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace.” St. Clare of Assisi


The Poor Clare Sisters

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


"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.

Presentation of Benemerenti Medals
at Poor Clares Convent

Bishop John Buckley assisted by Fr. Gerard Garrett presented Benemerenti Medals to Joan Twomey and Breda Mullane to mark a lifetime of service to the Poor Clare Community.  The beautiful ceremony took place on the evening of Tuesday the 8th of December in the presence of their families and friends. See the latest photographs added to our Gallery

Reflection on Year of Mercy




May 04 2016

Report on Child Safeguarding, May 4th 2016

Statement from the Poor Clare Sisters, College Road, Cork on the occasion of the launch of the NBSCCCI Review In September 2015, we, the Poor Clare Sisters, Cork,…

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Mar 10 2016

INVITATION TO SINGLE WOMEN: Vocations Afternoon! Saturday May 7th.

Want to discern your religious vocation? Are you interested in finding out about the Poor Clare way of life? A vocations afternoon will take place at the Poor Clare M…

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A Gallery of images portraying Poor Claress Monastery
A map showing the location of Poor Clares Monastery

Poor Clares Colettine Monastery

College Road, Cork, Ireland.

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