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

Mercy Day September 24th

September 23, 2023

Mercy Day is celebrated annually on the 24th September as the day on which Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, opened the House of Mercy on Baggot Street, Dublin, and dedicated it to Our Lady of Mercy. Birr is blessed to have had a Mercy presence since 1841 when Catherine McCauley and her…

Walk the Cross 2023

September 1, 2023

The 4 Provinces of Ireland will walk 33 miles over 3 days.  Each Province will carry a piece of the Cross and meet in the centre of Ireland in Clonmacnoise where the cross will be Assembled and exalted.

Day 1 – 14th September – Munster will start their pilgrimage walk at St. Cronans Church Roscrea…

St. Brendan’s Cluster of Parishes

July 31, 2023

The 4 parish communities of Birr/Carrig, Shinrone, Ballingarry, Kinnitty &

Kilcolman/Coolderry make up the Brendan Pastoral area.  This weekend we bid goodbye to Fr. Kieran Blake as he takes on his new assignment in East Clare and thank him for his faithful ministry and work for the 20 years he has lived and ministered…

Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes

July 28, 2023

Bookings are now open for the Diocesan Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 2nd to 7th October. Early booking is advisable as this popular pilgrimage fills very fast! More details from Joe Walsh Tours t: 01 241 0800 or website: joewalshtours.ie

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