The house is one of hospitality, and the Brothers are delighted to welcome visitors to join them at meals. In particular, relatives of the Brothers, past-pupils of the schools, and members of the wider Edmund Rice Network (ERN), including Timirí, are encouraged to visit.
Edmund Rice House, North Richmond Street, has traditionally been the residence of the Brothers connected with O’Connell Schools. In common with most religious orders, the Christian Brothers in recent years have suffered a decrease in membership, at least in this part of the world. In Africa and India, however, large numbers are still joining. Because of the age profile in Ireland it was decided to renovate the Brothers’ House at O’Connell’s as a suitable residence for older Irish Brothers who are still quite active and are not yet in need of nursing home care. In early 2012 the whole house was given a facelift, inside and out. A new community of 12 Brothers arrived in Summer 2012. Read more