First Friday Visits Copy

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.

Irish Chamber Orchestra join forces once again with one of Ireland’s finest voices, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

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…

Patrick Feeney & his band

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 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…

Meals on Wheels

Offaly Healthy Homes Project are offering a Meals on Wheels service. Delicious and nutritious meals prepared and delivered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a cost of €6 per dinner and dessert. These meals can be tailored to suit your needs. For more information please contact Claire on 087 9799 663.



Congratulations to Emer Teehan, Sarah Teehan, Tara Sequin, Sarah Cooke, Amy Ryan, Aisling Carroll , Aoife Maher & Cathy Dermody of Birr CCE on achieving all Ireland Champions in the 8 Hand Reel at the All Ireland Fleadh in Mullingar on Saturday last.


Killaloe Diocesan Changes 2022

On Wednesday 13th July, Bishop Fintan announced the annual Diocesan changes for 2022.  The changes become effective from Friday 26th August.

Congratulations Fr. Pat Gilbert

This week Bishop Fintan announced his diocesan changes appointing Fr. Pat Gilbert as Co PP VF to Nenagh parish and the Odhran pastoral area.  We wish Fr. Pat every success in his new role.  We thank him for his great work and service to the young people and parishioners of our parish for over 33…

Commiserations to our brave Offaly team who were so narrowly defeated in Sunday’s Minor All-Ireland Hurling Final.  You did us proud and will do so in the future at under-20 level.  May God bless all of you and your supporters.