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

Patrick Feeney & his band

September 26, 2022

Live at St. Brendan’s Church, Birr @ 8pm Friday 9th December 2022.

Tickets available from Parish office @ €25p.p

All proceeds go to St Brendan’s Church & Offaly Hospice Foundation.


Mercy Day September 24th

September 23, 2022

Mercy Day is celebrated annually on the 24th September as the day on which Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, opened the House of Mercy on Baggot Street, Dublin, and dedicated it to Our Lady of Mercy. Birr is blessed to have had a Mercy presence since 1841 when Catherine McCauley and her…


Mary’s Meals

September 16, 2022

Mary’s Meals – New Support Group

Mary’s Meals is a simple solution to world hunger. The number of children out of education due to hunger and poverty is rapidly increasing. A global hunger crisis looms – those living in outright famine have increased 500% since 2016. Mary’s Meals are hoping to start a new support…



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Upcoming Events

Patrick Feeney & his band

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm