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

Feast of St. Blaise

January 30, 2023

Friday 3rd February is the Feast of St. Blaise. The Blessing of Throats will take place after all masses on Friday.


Feast of St. Brigid

January 30, 2023

We celebrate the Feast of St. Brigid on Wednesday 1st February. We celebrate the season of Spring and the gift of nature all around us.  Mercy Primary school will be joining us in our 10am celebration of Mass.


Candlemas Day

January 30, 2023

Thursday 2nd February is the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord, known also as Candlemas Day. Candles for home and church use will be blessed at all masses. We would appreciate donations of candles for use in our churches. On this day we also celebrate a Day of Consecrated life, acknowledging those who have…


Carrig Mass

January 30, 2023

1st Friday Carrig Mass @ 7.30pm,  Friday 3rd February


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Upcoming Events

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