Mt. St. Joseph book published

September 7, 2010

cover of Mount Saint Joseph bookOn Thursday 26th August, Mayor Eamonn Maloney of South Dublin launched an new book by Joe Williams telling the history of the Monastery of Mount St, Joseph in Clondalkin. The launch took place in Clondalkin Library before a capacity attendance. Joe is a member of Clondalkin History Society and many members attended the launch.

At the launch, Joe revealed that the monks from Mount St. Joseph had donated the land for the Carnegie Library in which they were standing and which was opened in 1911.

The book tells the the growth of the Carmelite Third Order and of the many roles served by the Monastery over the years. It is illustrated with many images drarn from Joe's collection.

Priced at €5, the book is very good value and is available from all branches of South Dublin Libraries. If you are experiencing difficulty obtaining a copy, please contact Síle Coleman, Local Studies Section, County Library, Tallaght, phone 01 4620073 or e-mail (localstudies at