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

Trócaire

April 1, 2024

Now that the Lenten Season has concluded we invite you to return your Trócaire box or offerings. Your support for Trócaire is very much appreciated at these difficult times to respond to the cry of the poor in so many parts of the world.

 


Tax Back

December 1, 2023

Birr Parish can claim tax back that you have paid on your earnings. This applies to PAYE Income and Self Employed Income, including Farmers. You must have paid €250 or more in a year – this includes all contributions to priests collections and parish fund. This is of great benefit to the Parish finances and…


Newsletter Sponsoring

February 27, 2019

If you would like to sponsor the newsletter please contact the Parish Office. Cost €150 per month.


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