The Carlow University Round Table invites members of the Mercy higher education community to celebrate our Mercy roots and explore our common heritage.

Since the first Round Table in 2007, more than 163 scholars from diverse disciplines and research backgrounds with a common interest in the mission of Mercy education journeyed to Ireland for an exchange of ideas, information, and methodologies. Participants have shared that their experience was both intellectual and spiritual inspiring a deeper connection with the Mercy Mission in their professional and personal lives. 

2022 Round Table

“I say that we are wound with Mercy round and round as if with air”
— Gerard Manley Hopkins

May 8-June 4, 2022

Join colleagues who share a common interest in the mission of Mercy education for this exciting opportunity to exchange ideas, information, and methodologies across disciplines and areas of expertise at the 9th Carlow Round Table.



$2750 (companion $2100)

Register by:

Jan. 21

Cost includes:

  • Transportation to and from Dublin Airport on Saturday, May 28, & Sunday, June 4, 2022
  • Nightly accommodations beginning Saturday, May 28-Saturday, June 4, 2022
  • 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 Dinners
  • Transportation to various sites 

Traveling Companions

Spouse, family and friends are welcome at the cost of $2,100. Each companion must also submit a registration form by January 22.

COVID-19 guidelines

  • All participants are required to purchase travel insurance that covers:
    • COVID-19 medical coverage
    • COVID-19 travel cancellation 
  • The Republic of Ireland requires all travelers entering the country to show proof of current COVID-19 vaccinations and testing prior to arrival.  

We will continue to monitor and share requirements for entry, but attendees should keep informed and updated on the Irish Government requirements for admission to the country and the U.S. requirements for re-entry. Visit the U.S. Embassy in Ireland website for helpful information.


Staff and faculty who would like to present at the Round Table must submit their abstracts online, or by email ( for consideration. View or download the abstract requirements [pdf]). Attendees whose abstracts are accepted for presentation will be notified through email. 

  • Abstract submission deadline: Jan. 21, 2022
  • Notification of proposal acceptance: by Jan. 31, 2022

Past Round Tables

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