Welcome to our Parish

Welcome and Céad mí­le fáilte to Birr Parish, home of St. Brendan's Church on Wilmer Road and The Church of the Annunciation, Carrig. The Christian community in Birr dates back to St. Brendan "the Elder" who chose Birr, "the place of the springs", for the location of his monastic community in the middle of the 6th Century. St. Brendan's Monastery was renowned for hospitality and scholarship . The famous copy of the four Gospels was created here. It is better known as "The Book Of Birr" or "McRegol Gospel". A facsimile copy of this Gospel is on display in Birr Library located in Birr Civic Offices beside the St. Brendan's Church on Wilmer Road.

Mass Times

St. Brendan's Church, Birr

Monday - Saturday 10.00 am
Saturday Vigil 7.30 pm
Sunday 8.30 am
10.30 am
12 noon

Church of the Annunciation, Carrig

Sunday 9.30 am

Weekly Notices

Year of St. Joseph 2021

March 12, 2021

Year of St. Joseph 2021
Pope Francis is well known
for his devotion to Joseph,
husband of Mary, foster
father of Jesus and Patron of the Universal
Church. He has
written a meditation on St. Joseph
called “With A
Father’s Heart”.
He wanted to “share

Do you want to Fast this Lent

February 19, 2021

In the words of Pope Francis

Fast from hurting words …and say kind words

Fast from sadness   …and be filled with gratitude

Fast from anger  …and be filled with patience

Fast from pessimism  …and be filled with hope

Fast from worries  …and have trust in God

Fast from complaints …

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Upcoming Events

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