The Dominican community in Kilkenny has a significant input into the life of the local church in the Kilkenny area.
The brethren & the Bl Peter O Higgins Lay Dominican Chapter assigned here are engaged in traditional church- and priory-based apostolates, particularly liturgical preaching and sacramental services.
Some of the friars are engaged in the preaching of novenas and retreats locally, while one of them is heavily engaged in dialogue with new religious movements and in the promotion of Christian meditation. For more information see www.bodymindmeditation.ie
The public celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours by the community is a daily event in which the local people are encouraged to participate.
The Black Abbey is also a historical monument attracting large numbers of tourists, who like to engage with the resident community.