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

Feast of The Assumption – Monday 15th August

August 10, 2022

The Feast of the Assumption invites all of us to reflect on Mary as the  radical woman. Here we see this woman who hungers for a new justice on earth, one that reflects the justice of God. The God who did not overlook her is the God who dethrones the mighty and exalts the lowly.…


August 10, 2022

Congratulations to Emer Teehan, Sarah Teehan, Tara Sequin, Sarah Cooke, Amy Ryan, Aisling Carroll , Aoife Maher & Cathy Dermody of Birr CCE on achieving all Ireland Champions in the 8 Hand Reel at the All Ireland Fleadh in Mullingar on Saturday last.


Killaloe Diocesan Changes 2022

July 15, 2022

On Wednesday 13th July, Bishop Fintan announced the annual Diocesan changes for 2022.  The changes become effective from Friday 26th August.

Congratulations Fr. Pat Gilbert

July 14, 2022

This week Bishop Fintan announced his diocesan changes appointing Fr. Pat Gilbert as Co PP VF to Nenagh parish and the Odhran pastoral area.  We wish Fr. Pat every success in his new role.  We thank him for his great work and service to the young people and parishioners of our parish for over 33…

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