Mercy Day September 24th

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

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

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

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:

Killaloe Diocesan Appointments 2023

Bishop Fintan has announced the Killaloe Diocesan Appointments which are to take effect from Friday 28th of July, except where otherwise stated Killaloe Diocesan Appointments 2023

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