Friday 2nd December is the First Friday of the month. The priests of the parish will visit housebound parishioners with the sacraments. If you know of any housebound parishioners who would like to receive the sacraments, please contact the Parish Office on 05791-22028.
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.
After wowing audiences during Birr Festival of Music earlier this year, the Irish Chamber Orchestra will return to Birr for a very special Christmas concert in December. Christmas with Muireann, in collaboration with Birr Festival of Music, will take place on Thursday 15 December at St Brendan’s R.C Church on Wilmer Road at 7.30pm. This…
Live at St. Brendan’s Church, Birr @ 8pm Friday 9th December 2022.
Tickets available from Parish office @ €25p.p
All proceeds go to St Brendan’s Church & Offaly Hospice Foundation.
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…
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