We 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)
St Andrew’s Church, Bagenalstown
Saturday Vigil:- 6.00pm
Sunday:- 8.00am, 11.00am and 7.30pm
Monday to Saturday:- 10.00am (Bank Holiday 10am)
During Lent: Mon – Fri: – 7.30pm
Holy Days:Vigil 7:30pm. Day: 8:00am and 11:30am only
St. Patrick’s Church, Newtown
Sunday:- 9.00 am
First Friday:- 7.00 pm
Holy Days:- 7.00pm. (No morning mass)
St. Lazarian’s Church, Ballinkillen
Sunday:- 10.00 am
First Friday:- 8.00pm
Holy Days:- 8.00pm. (No morning mass)
As part of our preparation for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in June 2012 a Diocesan Eucharistic Congress will be held in Carlow on March 9 & 10. The theme is ‘A Place at the Table’. There will be a number of keynote speakers: Baroness Nuala O’Loan, Fr Michael Drumm, and Fr Peter McVerry S.J. [...]
Young people aged 16-25yrs are invited to take part in the Diocesan Youth Congress being held in St Leo’s College, Carlow on Saturday 10th March from 9.30am to 7pm. The Congress Day will include a variety or music, workshops, talks, drama, prayer and much more…If you are interested check us out on Facebook at KildareLeighlin [...]
Broadcasting Night Prayer (from the Prayer of the Church) every evening during Advent. Night Prayer is the Official Prayer of the Roman Catholic Church around the world and lasts for about 15 minutes each evening. A different community member will lead the prayer each evening of the week. Parishioners are welcome to join us in [...]