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The Carmelite Vocations Team

This section contains information about each member of the Carmelite Vocations Team. Please feel free to contact any one of us, if you wish to discuss your vocation further.

Fr. Dave Twohig, Vocations Director

Dave Twohig joined the Carmelites in 2004. Before joining, he studied Architectural Technology and Community Care. He completed his novitiate in 2005, and began his formal studies in the Milltown Institute. He completed the B.A. in Philosophy, and a B.D. in Theology.

Since completing his formal studies, Dave has worked in our parishes in Knocklyon and Whitefriar Street, where he is currently based. He is also involved in youth ministry, and is a member of the Carmelite European Youth Committee. Dave was ordained to the priesthood in February, 2013. He was appointed Director of Vocations and Communications in September 2013.

If you would like to speak with Dave, he can be contacted at the following:

E-mail: vocation@carmelites.ie

Tel: (01) 205 1621

Fr. Éanna Ó hÓbáin, Vocations Team

Éanna Ó hÓbáin joined the Carmelites in 1985. His first year was spent as a novice in Kinsale and then in 1986 he moved to Gort Muire, the Carmelite Student House, in Ballinteer. In 1989 Éanna became a member of the Terenure College Community where he worked full time for a year before resuming his studies in Milltown Institute. He completed a Bacc. Phil. in Philosophy and a B. D. in Theology. Éanna was ordained in 1993.

Having completed studies in education he continued teaching in Terenure College. In April 2000 he was appointed Principal of the Secondary School. In June 2013 Éanna moved to Knocklyon Parish where he is the Prior of the Community and Parish Priest. He is involved in youth ministry and is one of the directors of the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes.

If you would like to speak with Éanna he can be contacted at the following:

E-mail address: eohobain@gmail.com

Tel: (01) 490 4621

Fr. Jaison Kuthanapillil, Vocations Team

Jaison Kuthanapillil was born on the 14th August, 1971 in the Idukki district of Kerala, India. He is the eldest of three children. His brother currently lives in Mumbai, he is married and works as an engineer. His sister is married and living and working in New Zealand as a nurse. His father passed away in 2006 one year before he came to Ireland, his mother still lives in India with his brother.

Jaison joined the Carmelite Order in 1987 at the age of 15. He made his Simple Profession in 1991. He made his Solemn Professio in 1996. Jaison studied philosophy and theology at D.V.K. in Bangalore, and was ordained a priest in 2000. He completed a degree in Journalism, Psychology and English in Christ College, Bangalore and followed this with a masters in Counselling Psychology at Montfort College in Bangalore.

In 2007, while Prior of the Minor Seminary in Kerala, he was invited to come to Ireland and work with the Irish Carmelites. He came to Ireland on the 16th October, 2007 and on the 29th February 2008 joined the Carmelite Community, in Moate, Co. Westmeath, where he has remained since. Jaison became an Irish citizen in March 2014. In August 2015, he was appointed as the Prior of the Carmelite Community in Moate.

If you would like to speak with Jaison he can be contacted at the following:

E-mail address: kuthanapilliljaison@yahoo.com

Tel: (090) 648 1160

Br. James Eivers, Vocations Team

James joined the Carmelites in 2007 and spent his first year as a novice in Aylesford Priory, Kent before returning to Dublin as a member of the Gort Muire community. He studied Philosophy at the National University of Maynooth and Theology at St. Patrick’s University Maynooth.

James became a member of the Terenure College community in 2011 where he he has taught in both the Junior and Senior schools and ministered as part of the College Chaplaincy Team.

James joined the order with a background in music performance and continues to work with choirs and vocal ensembles. He is also involved in youth ministry within the Irish Province.

If you would like to speak with James he can be contacted at the following:

E-mail address: james.eivers@terenurecollege.ie

Tel: (01) 490 4621

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Further Information

This section contains links to other sources of information regarding the Carmelite way of life and Carmelite Spirituality.

The Official Irish Province of Carmelites Website:

This site contains information about many aspects of Carmelite life. It includes a detailed history of the Order in Ireland, our various ministries, and the houses in which we serve. This website also contains rich discussions of Carmelite Spirituality and various Carmelite figures, such as St. Thérèse of Lisieux, St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila and many others.

The Official Order of Carmelites Website:

This website contains up-to-date information about the Order throughout the world. It is also possible to subscribe to CITOC here. CITOC is a service which regularly provides short emails given the latest news about the Order.


The Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland (CIBI) provides distance learning courses on Carmelite Spirituality. Programmes available range from Adult Learning Certificate courses all the way through to an M.A. course.

Local Houses

Several of our local communities have their own website, including the following:

Whitefriar Street

  • Carmelite Church
  • Lay Carmel

  • Terenure College

  • School website

  • Knocklyon

  • Parish website

  • Kinsale

  • Friary website

  • Moate

  • Lay Carmel