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


June 21, 2022

Congratulations to the Offaly minor hurling team who defeated Clare in the all Ireland semi final on Friday last.  Best wishes to them for the All-Ireland final on Sunday 3rd July where they will play Tipperary in Nowlan park Kilkenny @ 1.30 p.m.


June 10, 2022

We congratulate Fr. Iggy McCormack , Ballyegan, Kilcolman on the Silver Jubilee of his ordination last Tuesday 7th June.  Wishing him every blessing as he continues to answer the Lord’s call to serve. July sees the Silver Jubilee of the Ordination of Fr. Lorcan Kenny, Burkes Hill and Fr. Arnold Rosney, Presentation Place.  Ad Multos…


April 22, 2022

We acknowledge the involvement of so many people with  this years Easter Liturgies – we are especially grateful to the choirs & folk group. To Catriona, Enda, Carmel and the other musicians who enhanced our gatherings .  To our Readers, Eucharistic ministers, Liturgy group, Sacristans, Altar Servers and the JP Ⅱ young people and all…


March 9, 2022

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.


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