The community consists of over one hundred professed nuns of the Order of St. Dominic, and about the same number of lay sisters, who do the domestic work of the community. In addition there is a noviciate, where those who are preparing themselves for a religious life are trained.
The head of the establishment is called the Prioress, and is elected by the community every three years. The present Prioress was a Miss Maher, and in religion is called Mother Mary Bertrand. She is a niece of the late Cardinal Cullen, Archbishop of Dublin.
St. Mary's Dominican Convent, Cabra, Dublin
The establishment comprises five distinct and separate works: a ladies' college, where students are prepared for university; a ladies' high school; a school for the sons of gentlefolk, the age limits being from two to nine; an elementary school; and, last of all, the Catholic institution for the female deaf and dumb.