New Provincial for Ireland

Gregory Carroll

Fr Gregory Patrick Carroll, OP was elected Provincial of the Irish Dominican friars on the 8th of June, 2012 during the Provincial Chapter held in Tallaght. His election has been confirmed the by the Master of the Order. He replaces Fr Patrick Lucey, OP who has just complete two terms in office.

Fr Gregory, a native of Naas, Co Kildare was born in 1948, entered the novitiate in Cork in 1966, making profession the following year. After studies in philosophy and theology in the studentate in Tallaght, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1973.

Since then, he has served both in Ireland and in the Irish Dominican mission in the Carribean (Trinidad & Tobago), including as superior, parish priest, director of vocations, student master, novice master and provincial council secretary and bursar. He also been involved in giving retreats and marriage counseling. At the time of his election, he was the prior and pastor of St Saviour's, Dublin.

Fr Gregory’s term of office is for four years. We wish him well as he begins work in this important position in the Irish Dominican province.