The Poor Clare Sisters want to reassure everyone that we are committed to safeguarding children. If you have any concerns about safeguarding in the Order, you are invited to contact the Designated Liaison Person: 

Helen O Riordan IBVM  

Mobile: 086 3528613   


Alternatively,  feel free to contact the NBSCCCI 015053124, An Garda Siochana, PSNI or TUSLA/HSC

The Poor Clare Sisters follow national guidelines (Children First 2011) and Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016.

Statement on the Occasion of the Launch of the safeguarding review of Poor Clare Sisters by the National Board

The Poor Clare Sisters, Graiguecullen, Carlow invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCI) to conduct a review of Safeguarding practice in the Order. This was done and today we the Poor Clare Sisters publish the report on our website. The Sisters welcome the report and fully accept its contents.

We express our gratitude to the staff in the National Office for their continued work on our behalf. To-day we think of survivors of abuse and assure them of a remembrance in our prayers. 

Here are some contact details of Support Groups

Towards Healing:

Towards Peace: