Our Parish

barrow valley2_img_5995We are situated in the beautiful Barrow Valley in the county of Carlow in Ireland. The modern Parish of Bagenalstown, (Muine Bheag) includes the ancient ecclesiastical districts of Dunleckney, Lorum, Nurney, Sliguffe, Ballyellen, Fenagh and part of Agha. The modern Catholic parish has three Catholic Churches and four Churches of the Church of Ireland tradition serving about 6000 people.

We hope you find this website interesting and informative, challenging and creative. We keep it up to date and include our weekly Notices. Our main purpose is to reach people where they are with the Good News of Jesus Christ set in a modern context. We invite you to be interactive with our web-site and with the parish and we welcome suggestions, information and ideas for improving our parish and our web-site.

We thank all parishioners who make this site possible. Enjoy your visit and may God be with you today and forever.

Le gach dhea-ghui,
Declan Foley (Parish Priest)


slider1St Andrew’s Church, Bagenalstown

Saturday Vigil:- 6.00pm
Sunday:- 8.00am, 11.30am and 7.30pm
Monday to Saturday:- 10.00am (Bank Holiday 10am)
During Lent: Mon – Fri: – 7.30pm

Holy Days:Vigil 6:00pm. Day: 8:00am and 11:30am only


newtown_church_interiorSt. Patrick’s Church, Newtown

Sunday:- 9.00 am
First Friday:- 7.00 pm

Holy Days:- 7.00pm. (No morning mass)


newalter_ballinkillenSt. Lazarian’s Church, Ballinkillen

:- 10.00 am
First Friday:- 8.00pm

Holy Days:- 8.00pm. (No morning mass)

Recent Churches Notices

Christmas and New Year Schedule

Service of Reconciliation  (Penitential Service)  23rd December Bagenalstown 7.30pm
Confession Times  24th December Bagenalstown 10.30am – 11.30am
Christmas Eve
Bagenalstown – 6:00pm
Newtown – 7:00pm
Ballinkillen – 8:00pm
Christmas Day
Bagenalstown – 9:00am, 11:30am (No evening Mass)
Newtown – 10:00am
Ballinkillen – 10:00am
St.Stephen’s Day
Bagenalstown – 10.00am
Feast of the Epiphany  Masses as usual
Bagenalstown 5th Jan – 6:00pm
Bagenalstown 6th Jan – 8:00am, 11:30am & 7:30pm
Newtown 6th [...]

First Holy Communion and Confirmation Date 2019

Newtown  N.S.  Saturday 11th May 2019 at 11:00am in Newtown Church
Ballinkillen N.S.   Saturday 18th May 2019 at 11:00am in Ballinkillen Church
St. Brigids Boys N.S. & Queen of the Universe N.S. Saturday 25th May 2019 at 11:00am in Parish Church
Saturday 30th March 2019 at 11:00am in Parish Church

First Holy Communion 2018

Newtown/Dunleckney N.S. on Saturday 5th May 2018 at 11am in Newtown Church
Garyhill N.S. on Sunday 13th May 2018 at 11:30am in St. Andrews Parish Church
St. Brigid Boys N.S. and Queen of the Universe Girls N.S. on Saturday 19th May 2018 at 11am in [...]

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