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SMA Houses in Ireland

SMA Houses are located in counties Cork, Galway, Down and Dublin. The Headquarters of the Irish Province of the SMA is at Blackrock Road, Cork and the activities carried out at each of the locations include:-
Blackrock Road, Cork – Provincialate & Offices, Promotion, Mission Animation, Retirement and Nursing Unit.
Wilton, Cork – Promotion, Mission Animation, Parish, Retirement
Claregalway, Co. Galway – Promotion, Mission Animation and Retirement.
Ranelagh, Dublin – Vocations, Promotion, Mission Animation and  Formation.
Dromantine, Newry, Co. Down – Vocations, Promotion, Mission Animation, Youth Ministry, Conference Centre and Retirement. 
 African Missions
Blackrock Road, Cork
T12 TD54 
021 4292871
[email protected] 

African Missions
Wilton, Cork
T12 KR23
021 4541069
[email protected]

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SMA House,
81 Ranelagh Road,
Ranelagh, Dublin 6
D06 WT10 
01 4968162
[email protected]

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Zimmermann SMA House,Cloonbigeen, 
Claregalway, Co. Galway
H91 YK64
091 798880
[email protected]

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African Missions
Dromantine, Newry. Co. Down
BT34 1 RH
Tel: 028 30821224
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Open Day 2011

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Open Day 2010

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Dromantine Inter Church gathering 3

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Dromantine Inter Church gathering 2

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Dromantine Inter Church gathering

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President McAleese at Dromantine Inter-Church gathering

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Inter Ministerial Council meeting

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