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 - Please note that a Funeral Mass later in the day will necessitate the cancelling of the parish morning Mass. In such cases information will be announced
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

Diocesan Appointments

June 7, 2024

Bishop Fintan has announced his diocesan changes for the coming Pastoral year and included is the appointment of Fr. Arnold Rosney to the Brendan Pastoral area.  He will reside at the Presbytery John’s Place Birr and work in the four parishes of the Brendan Cluster.  We are delighted to receive this news and wish him…

Killaloe Diocesan Appointments 2024

June 7, 2024

Appointments to take effect from Friday 26th of July, except where otherwise stated

 Pope Francis has appointed Mgr. Seamus Horgan, Washington DC to be Papal Nuncio.  He will be ordained Archbishop on Saturday July 27th in the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul.  He will take up appointment to South Sudan this Autumn.  Every good…

Lough Derg Pilgrimage – June 24th /25th /26th

June 6, 2024

3 day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg, June 24/25/26. Bus  leaving from Emmett Square if interested please contact the parish office 05791-22028



Exam Students

June 1, 2024

The state exams begin on Wednesday of this week. We remember all our young people who will be sitting their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams. A “Book of Intentions”  where you are invited to write the names of those you wish to be remembered during these days is in front of the altar. You…

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