The Gort Muire Carmelite Library
(Reconstituted 2006)

The Carmelite Library contains 15,000 volumes dating from the early 1500s to the present day and has three major collections: the Carmelite Collection, the Mariology Collection and the Spirituality Collection. The library is intended to be a valuable resource for those engaged in advanced research in the areas of Carmelite, Marian and Spirituality studies.

The Library Collections
The Carmelite Collection
An extensive, multilingual collection of works by Carmelite authors and about the Carmelite Order.

The Mariology Collection
A varied collection of scholarly works on Mary, along with popular writing and a range of pamphlets.

The Spirituality Collection
A collection dealing with mysticism and general spirituality including many biographies, collected works and studies of the great figures of Christian spirituality, along with a small collection covering the spirituality of other religions.

The Periodicals Collection
A valuable collection of periodicals, old and new, covering areas of theology, spirituality and culture.

The Irish Collection
A collection of interesting materials gathered by the late Fr Peter O’Dwyer, O.Carm.

Library Resources
  • The Carmelite Collection includes the works of Saints Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Thérèse of Lisieux, Edith Stein, Blessed Titus Brandsma and many biographical and critical works.
  • A substantial collection of Carmelite periodicals including “Carmel in the World,” “Carmelus” and “The Sword.”
  • A variety of Carmelite Writings in many fields.
  • Works on the history of the Carmelite Family, in particularly their history in Ireland and the influence of the Irish Carmelites around the world.
  • Specialized collections of the Institutum Carmelitanum.
  • An extensive collection of reference material covering general theology and spirituality.

Gort Muire Carmelite Library Online Catalogue
The online catalogue is as yet incomplete. However, many of the records already catalogued can be searched. Please be advised that the catalogue contains books and other media from 1800 on. For earlier items, please contact the library directly to enquire.

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The Carmelite Library is located in the Gort Muire Centre near Dundrum, very close to the M50 Ballinteer Junction (Exit 13). Coming off the motorway follow directions to the Dundrum Town Centre as far as the Wyckham Point roundabout – Gort Muire is up the road to the right.
It is a short walk from the Luas Green Line stop at Balally/Dundrum Town Centre and is served by the 48A and 75 bus routes. Bus routes 14, 14A, 17, 44, 44B, 44C, 116 and 117 also stop within walking distance. From the Dundrum Town Centre follow directions towards the M50 as far as the Wyckham Point roundabout – Gort Muire is up the road to the left.

Visiting the Library
We welcome to the library those who wish to study the Carmelite Tradition but request an appropriate letter of introduction stating your area of interest so that we can better facilitate your visit.
Visits are also strictly by appointment.

Letters and requests should be addressed to:
Ms Ruth Long, Gort Muire Carmelite Library, Ballinteer Road, Dublin 16.

Telephone: + 353 1 2051629.