AGM Leaders Conference & AGM

25-26 September 2024

Our Conference will take place in Tullamore (Tullamore Court Hotel) on 25 & 26 September.

Registration Forms have been sent to Members. Any inquiries email

Our Keynote Speaker is Fr Kieran O Mahony OSA (Biography below)

Conference will be Facilitated by Judith King. (Biography below)

There are three presentations, all biblical inspired. Each presentation has four moments:

  • Introduction,
  • Table Discussion
  • Contextualisation
  • Conversation

Day One 25 September

Registration @9-10am.

10:00  am Conference Opens (Welcome and Prayer)

10:45 – Being Faith Leaders in an Increasingly Divided World

11:45- Break

12:15- Jubilee 2025 – Pilgrims of Hope

1:15- Lunch 

2:00 – Panel Conversation – The Ongoing work of AMRI 

2:15 – Break

3:30 -5:00 pm AMRI AGM 

7:00 pm Evening Banquet

Day Two – 26 September 

9:30 – Welcome and Prayer 

9:50 – Becoming A Synodal Church

11:20 Break

11:45 Break Out Groups Including Lunch 

1:00 – Lunch

2:15 Break Out Groups 2

3:30 – Plenary 

4pm Conference Closes.


Short bio of Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA



Kieran J. O’Mahony is an Augustinian friar and a New Testament scholar. His studies took him to Rome (PUG and PBI) and Jerusalem (ÉBAF) and also to Maynooth (NUI) and Dublin (MITP and TCD). His research interests are the letters of Paul, the Gospel of John and the Acts of the Apostles.


For more than twenty years, he lectured in the Milltown Institute, teaching as well in TCD, the Dominican Biblical Institute (Limerick), the Priory Institute (Dublin), the Church of Ireland Theological Institute (Dublin). For five years, he was one of two ecumenical canons in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. He is a former president of the Irish Biblical Association and the National Bible Society of Ireland. Over many years, he has led biblical and archaeological study trips to the Holy Land, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany and Malta.


When the Milltown Institute closed, he worked for Dublin diocese for nine years (in the Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism) as the Academic Co-Ordinator of Biblical Studies. Currently, he is a member of the Synod committee in the same diocese. Finally, he offers two retreats a year, using a combination of Lectio Divina and Christian Meditation. Outside biblical studies and ministry, music, road-cycling and hiking help strike some kind of life balance.


Kieran’s publications include: Do We Still Need St Paul? A Contemporary Reading of the Apostle (2012, rev. ed.), Speaking from Within. Biblical Resources for Effective Preaching (2016) and Hearers of the Word (2019-2022; 9 volumes). He is a founder member of the Ecumenical Bible Week and the Tarsus Scripture School. He also translated a book on prayer by Jean-Marie Guellette OP, which was published under the title How to Sit with God. A Practical Guide to Silent Prayer (2018).

Judith King

Judith is a native of Donegal, living currently in Bray, Co Wicklow and has worked with groups, teams and leaders in community, voluntary and religious voluntary sectors since 1994 when she left teaching at primary level to work in a family centre in Dublin’s South Inner City.

She also trained as a psychotherapist in the early 2000’s and continues a small private practice. Judith teaches on two Masters Programmes, in Psychotherapy with University of Northampton in a Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre, Gardiner Street and with Mary Immaculate College Limerick, (MIC) on their Masters in Christian Leadership Programme.

Judith has facilitated (and co-facilitated) chapters and conferences of religious in Ireland, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.  She has also facilitated a number of processes with Irish Dioceses, (Clergy Conferences and processes with priests and parishioners).  Such work also includes Team Accompaniment processes with a small number of Province and Congregational Leadership Teams as well as role supervision and spiritual direction with individual leaders.

Her passions include animating groups and persons who are keen to develop creative, context-responsive ways of living and learning, leading and re-shaping, even re-imagining their organisations; a re-imagining rooted in respect for God, one another, the interconnected sacredness of Earth woven with an abiding priority for the vulnerable in all those respects.

Judith successfully completed her doctoral studies on Pilgrimage with MIC, under the supervision of Fr. Eamonn Conway, in October 2021 submitting a thesis entitled: Walking Back to Earth: The endurance of ancient pilgrimage as portal to the Sacred and she continues to endeavour  to reflect and write more on the subject.