Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea,
Co. Tipperary, Ireland
The Cistercians officially the Order of Cistercians, are a Catholic religious order of monks and nuns that branched off from the Benedictines and follow the Rule of Saint Benedict, as well as the contributions of the highly-influential Bernard of Clairvaux, known as the Latin Rule.
They are also known as Bernardines, after Saint Bernard himself, or as White Monks, in reference to the colour of the “cuculla” or cowl (choir robe) worn by the Cistercians over their habits, as opposed to the black cowl worn by Benedictines.
Glencairn,Lismore, Co. Waterford
P51 X725, Ireland.