Prayer Groups

Christian Meditation  John Main Tradition Prayer Groups

Meditation is a way of pure prayer marked by silence, stillness and simplicity. It helps people of all ages, cultures and beliefs to find a simple, practical and meaningful way to awaken and deepen their spiritual life leading them to inner peace. Many Christians have recovered contact with their own tradition of meditation, or contemplative prayer, because of the work of the Benedictine monk John Main (1926-1982). He was the founder of the World Community for Christian Meditation of which Ireland is a part. His teaching of this ancient tradition of prayer is rooted in the Gospels and in the early Christian monastic tradition of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. 


Friary Community Chapel, Wed 8 pm Ann Fagan (064 6632381)

Aghadoe Room, St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Kenmare Place. Fri 7- 8 pm.

Rev. Simon Lumby (064 663 18320)


Tralee – St John’s Church, Castle Street Mondays 5pm (except Bank Holidays and August)              Sylvia Thompson (085 863 2623) email: Joe Linnane (087 993 6710) email:

Can also be joined via the parish webcam


Charismatic Prayer Group Meetings 

Castleisland Holy Trinity Prayer Grp,  Wednesday 8.00pm St. Bridget’s Hall, Convent Grounds (066) 7142300

Dingle  Presbytery Meeting Room  – Thursday 8.30 pm (087) 9242061

Firies  Tuesday 8.30 pm Please telephone (066) 9764338 for venue

Milltown  Sunday 8.00 pm Please telephone (066) 9767212 for venue

Milltown  Wednesday 8.00 pm Please telephone (087) 7693244 for venue

Milltown  Thursday 8.00 pm Please telephone(066) 9767366 for venue

Tralee , St. John’s Pastoral Centre  Thursday 8.00  (087) 9524334

Tralee, Caherleaheen Saturday 9.00 pm Please telephone (066) 7124005 for venue

Millstreet  Friday 8.00 pm Parish Rooms attached to Church – (087) 6671724

Diocesan Rep., NSC Grace Condra – (066) 7125462

Centering Prayer Group

In the mid 1980’s a simple method of silent prayer was developed by three Trappist monks, most notably Fr Thomas Keating, after an examination of the Christian and Scriptural Contemplative Tradition. This method came to be known as Centering Prayer, drawing especially from Thomas Merton’s definition of contemplation as prayer “centred entirely on the presence of God.”

Centering Prayer is simply sitting in silence, open to God’s love and your love for God, in which we consent to God’s presence and action in us. This prayer is beyond thoughts, words, emotions, or sensations. Like being with a very close friend or lover, where words are not required, Centering Prayer brings your relationship with God to a level deeper than conversation, to pure communion.

Centering Prayer takes place each Wednesday night in St Brendan’s Pastoral Centre at 7:30pm and all are welcome.

Further information available at and


Mothers’ Prayers

Killarney  –  St Brigid’s Oratory The Church of the Resurrection, Park Rd. every Wednesday from 10.00 – 11.00 am, except during July and August. Mary (087 9230160)