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 - Please note that a Funeral Mass later in the day will necessitate the cancelling of the parish morning Mass. In such cases information will be announced
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

Cemetery Masses 2024

May 17, 2024

Cemetery Masses 2024
Fri 28th June, 7.30pm: Clonoghill Cemetery Mass
Fri 5th June, 7.30pm: Carrig Cemetery Mass


Corpus Christi Procession – May 30th 2024

May 17, 2024

Each year the church celebrates  the precious gift from Jesus to us of Himself   – His Body ,Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Blessed Eucharist. This special day is  called the Feast of Corpus Christi – The Body of Christ . As far back as the 12th century  Jesus has been honoured by this special…


May is the Month of Mary

May 2, 2024

May is the month of Mary offering an opportunity to create a May Altar in your home or classroom and to pray at least one decade of the Rosary, during May.


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…


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