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

Month’s Mind Mass – Michael Loughnane R.I.P

July 8, 2024

Month’s Mind mass for the late Michael Loughnane, Whiteford, will be celebrated this Sunday the 14th of July at 12noon.  Michael is sadly missed and remembered with love by his family and by all who knew him. May his gentle soul Rest in Heavenly Peace.


Month’s Mind Mass – Chrissie Hogan R.I.P

July 8, 2024

Month’s Mind mass for the late Chrissie Hogan, Ballindarra, Birr will be celebrated this Sunday the 14th of July at 12noon.  Chrissie is sadly missed and remembered with love by her family and by all who knew her. May her gentle soul Rest in Heavenly Peace.


First Anniversary Mass – Michael McDonagh R.I.P.

July 8, 2024

First Anniversary mass for the late Michael McDonagh, Eden Road, Birr will be celebrated this Sunday the 14th of July at 10.30am.  Michael is sadly missed and remembered with love by his family and by all who knew him. May his gentle soul Rest in Heavenly Peace.


First Anniversary Mass – Tom O’ Meara R.I.P.

July 8, 2024

First Anniversary mass for the late Tom O’ Meara, Fortal will be celebrated this Sunday the 14th of July at 10.30am. Tom is sadly missed and remembered with love by his family and by all who knew him. May his gentle soul Rest in Heavenly Peace.


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