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

Reconciliation Service Tuesday 12th December @ 7.30pm

December 5, 2023

Reconciliation Service in St. Brendan’s led by Fr. Tom Hannon, Roscrea


Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 1, 2023

Friday 8th December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and is a Holy day.

Friday 8th December
10.00am  St. Brendan’s
7.30pm St. Brendan’s

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…


November 29, 2023

Following the success of last years bikeathon organised by “Birr churches Together”. It will take place again this year on

December 8th/9th from 8am to 8pm

Venue Emmett Square 

individuals, sports clubs, cycling groups are invited to take a slot cycling on a stationery bike for 20 min period.

Funds raised will be…

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