Carlow Roundtable

  • Ireland Coast
    Mercy: Our Lens on the World

    In the spirit of connecting our institutions and returning to our founding roots, we invite our colleagues to celebrate our Mercy heritage by attending the sixth Carlow Round Table. We come together at the Round Table as scholars from diverse disciplines and research backgrounds with a common interest in the mission of Mercy education to learn, exchange ideas, information, and methodologies in the home of Mercy-Mercy International in Dublin, Ireland.

    We will gather to present and participate in discussions centered on how the values of the Sisters of Mercy inform the work of our teaching and administration. 

    May 24-May 31, 2015
    Keynote Speaker, Mary Reynolds, RSM, Executive Director of Mercy International Centre

    Mercy International Centre, Dublin & Glendalough, County Wicklow

    $2,300 USD per person sharing, excluding airfare

    Representatives of CMHE institutions may attend as either presenters or participants. Those who wish to present at the Roundtable are invited to submit abstracts for review on the topic: Mercy: Our Lens on the World (How the values of the Sisters of Mercy Inform the Work of Teaching and Administration). The conference committee will select from among the abstracts those that will be presented at the conference. Selected papers will be considered for web publication.

    Past attendees have shared that their experience was both intellectual and spiritual, resulting in a deeper connection with the Mercy Mission in both their work and personal lives. Presentations from past Roundtables have been published on the Carlow Roundtable Proceedings page

    Cost for participation in the Round Table is $2300 which includes all ground transportation, nightly accommodations from Sunday, May 24th through Saturday, May 30th, 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners, and guided sightseeing tours. Air fare is separate. A deposit of $100 per person is due at the time of registration.


    The Carlow Roundtable is a conference that is comprised of 16 colleges and universities sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas through the Conference for Mercy Higher Education and was created for “the preservation and development of the core Catholic identity and mission of Mercy higher education in accord with the spirit, mission, and heritage of the Sisters of Mercy.” Inspired by their common Mercy heritage, participants will draw from their knowledge and experience to explore how their heritage and Catholic Social Teaching influences how and what we teach in these institutions of higher learning. The Carlow University Roundtable was conceived in May of 2007 as an opportunity for collaboration and collegial exchange among Mercy institutions where we return to our founding roots in Ireland.  

    Questions? Please contact  

    Mary Onufer