The Carmelite monastery was founded in 1680 by Eleanor Burke whose ancestors founded the Carmelite Abbey in the 1300s. The nuns resided in Barrack Street until Mount Carmel Monastery was built in 1831. Around this time, a national school was built close to the entrance gate. As they were engaged in teaching, the nuns did not become an enclosed order until 1859. Today, the Teresian Carmelite nuns who reside in the monastery are dedicated to a life of prayer.
11. CARMELITE MONASTERY OF ST JOSEPH, MOUNT CARMEL