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Sacred Threshold

The neo-gothic entrance to the now closed convent chapel at Mount St. Vincent Mercy Convent, O'Connell Avenue, Limerick, Ireland.


Mount Saint Vincent derives its name from the French Saint Vincent de Paul. The site was formerly known as Mount Kenneth, prior to the construction of the convent here in 1851. Catherine McAuley established the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in 1831. The order was established in Limerick in 1838, with the support of the then Bishop Ryan of Limerick. The order flourished in Limerick City and County with convents established in Newcastlewest, Rathkeale and Adare.


I recently did a full shoot at this now closed convent and will post the link to a youtube reportage slideshow in the near future.

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Taken on April 5, 2010