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


March 1, 2023

Congratulations to all the young people from 2nd Class who participated in their First Reconciliation last week.  We acknowledge the pivotal role of parents and family in the handing on of the faith and thank you to the teachers and school communities for all their school work. Please continue to keep the boys and girls…


February 23, 2023

This year Trócaire celebrates 50 years of reaching out to the poor and working for social justice in parts of the world where poverty and injustice exist. Through the generosity of Irish people over the past 50 years, the quality of life has improved for so many people.
The Trócaire Lenten Campaign begins this…

Pastoral Council Meeting

February 20, 2023

Reminder: Pastoral Council Meeting Wednesday 22nd March @ 8pm in the conference room.

Parish Anointing – Feb 11th St Brendan’s Church

February 7, 2023

This Saturday February 11th is the Feast of our Lady of Lourdes and is world day of Prayer for the sick.  The late Pope John Paul II began its tradition on this day in Parish communities across the world of celebrating the Sacrament of Anointing.  To those who are ill or suffering, facing surgery or…

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