" 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.




Aug 17 2015

INVITATION TO SINGLE WOMEN: Vocations Afternoon in the New Year!

Want to discern your religious vocation? Are you interested in finding out about the Poor Clare way of life? More information can be obtained by filling i…

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May 12 2015

Pastoral Letter from Bishop John Buckley on Marriage and the Family

 In April Bishop John Buckley published his Pastoral Letter entitled "Marriage and the Family."  …

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Poor Clares Colettine Monastery

College Road, Cork, Ireland.

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