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

Corpus Christi Procession – June 8th

June 8, 2023

Each year the church celebrates  the precious gift from Jesus to us of Himself   – His Body ,Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Blessed Eucharist. This special day is  called the Feast of Corpus Christi – The Body of Christ . As far back as the 12th century  Jesus has been honoured by this special…

Exam Students

June 1, 2023

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…

Confirmation 20th May 2023

May 26, 2023

Confirmation Day

Last weekend Bishop Fintan administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to the one hundred and one girls & boys from the sixth classes of our Parish schools.  We congratulate the young people on this milestone in their young lives.  We acknowledge the huge work in preparation made by the class teachers and school…


May 26, 2023

Congratulations to the children and young people of Carrig N.S. who received the sacrament of First Holy Communion last weekend. The ceremonies were joyous occasions and we thank parents and teachers for all their help.

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