About Us

Welcome To Vocations Ireland

Who we are

Vocations Ireland is an association of the Vocation Directors of the Catholic Religious Orders in Ireland. We work to present religious life, apostolic, missionary and contemplative, as a life choice that is one way of following Christ and bringing deeper meaning and purpose to life.

Director: Margaret Cartwright
Tel:  01 260 3707    or  086/7820149
Email: info@vocationsireland.com


Vocations Ireland, St. Mary’s, Center, Fitzwilliam House, 185-201 Merrion Road, Dublin 4


Br Anthony O’Sullivan (Presentation Brothers), (chairperson), Sr. Julie Buckley(Marie Reparatrice), Fr. Colm O’Mahony (Augustinians), Sr Lucy Conway (Redemptoristines), Sr Bríd O’Sullivan(Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood), Sr Bernadette Flangan (Presentation Sisters) Fr Alan Neville (Missionaries of the Sacred Heart) Fr Willie Purcel, National Vocation Office

Welcome – Ceád Míle Fáilte

The primary task of religious life is to live and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the men and women who are members of religious orders do this through a vast variety of ways- education, medicine, social work, development work, counseling, pastoral care, media,ecology, art and culture, farming etc. They work not only in Ireland but also all over the world.

Whatever you want to do in your life you can do as a religious. The opportunities are many, the challenge is great and the commitment is total.

Two thousand years ago Jesus Christ said to those who were thinking of following him to
“Come and see..” We are here to repeat that same invitation to day, “Come and see. ..”

What we do

Vocations Ireland provides information on religious life as well as support and accompaniment for those who are trying to discern if they are called to follow this way of life.

We also provide networking, training conferences and workshops and other resources for the Vocation Directors of the Religious Orders.

We have a comprehensive vocations directory which you can view by clicking on the ‘Directory’ button on the main menu above.