Present Community

Fr Maurice Colgan Op Prior

Fr Maurice was ordained to the priesthood in September 2011 and Saint Mary’s was his first assignation as a priest. He 2017 he moved to our Friary in Dundalk. However, in April 2018, he returned to Cork, after he was elected Prior of St Mary’s.

Fr Finian Lynch Op

Having exercised many ministries in the Irish Dominican province including serving in our overseas missions (seven years in Argentina), Fr Finian has been a member of this community since 2004.

Fr Louis Hughes Op

A friar with wide experience, Fr Louis has ministered in India, was third level chaplain in Dublin, and is a popular retreat master. He has researched and written extensively in holistic Christian spirituality. For more on this click here.

Fr Brendan Clifford Op

Fr Brendan was assigned to Saint Mary’s during the summer of 2016 having been resident in our Limerick community for some years. Fr Brendan is well known in Ireland and abroad for his pioneering of the Lectio Divina method of understanding the sacred scriptures.

Fr Mathew Farrell Op

Fr Matthew was ordained to the priesthood in 2019 and took up his first assignation with our Dominican community in Tralee. He moved to Cork in the autumn of 2021. Among other pastoral duties he is Bursar of St Mary’s.

Fr Damian Polly Op

Fr Damian was ordained to the priesthood in July 2016 and Saint Mary’s is his first assignation as a priest. Among many other pastoral duties, he is Sub-Prior and the director of Knockadoon Summer Camp, St Dominic’s Hall Residence for Catholic students, and the Dominican Pastoral Centre in Cork.

Fr Philip Mulryne Op

Fr Philip, from Belfast, was ordained in 2016. In 2019 he was appointed as Novice Master.