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 7:30pm. 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

Marriage/Family life

The Church plan to hold another meeting on Marriage/Family life late in the year. If you have an opinion please come and share it on Wednesday 4th March after 7:30pm in Parish Church.

Statement by Monsignor Brendan Byrne on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013

Along with many others, I firmly believe that the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 as currently framed is medically and ethically unsound in relation to the issue of suicide. It is a cause of profound concern to many that the expert evidence highlighting the flaws in this proposed legislation has had no [...]


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. [...]

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