Kilrush / Askamore Parish

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St Brigid`s Parish Church Kilrush.

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The church is sited in beautiful surroundings on an elevated site donated by a kind parishioner. It is set in the foothills of the Black stairs Mountains and looks across at a lovely view of Mount Leinster. The soft, domed effect of the building, as seen from the outside, is meant to reflect the rounded granite hills which form its background. This will become more pronounced when the copper roof weathers to soft green. The church is octagonal in shape and was designed by Albert Lennon. The St Brigid's Cross motif is seen in the stained glass and other ornamentation. The alter is a large block of Mount Leinster granite. The foundation stone was laid in March 1969 by Bishop Herlihy who eight months later, solemnly blessed and dedicated the church on Sunday 23rd November 1969.The church was build by P. Furlong & Sons Bunclody. The church was designed to implement fully the liturgical objectives of the second Vatican Council. The only decoration to the simple lines of walls and ceilings are the stations of the cross originally in the old church but altered to suit the new surroundings. A new bungalow type Parochial House was erected at the same time as the church.

Note: Most of the news and announcements are contained in the Newsletter.
see link to the left.

If you have a Business, Service or Upcoming Event in the parish
and would like it included, please contact me.

TLC Cafeteria and Internet Cafe now open in Bunclody,
Daily from 8am to 9pm.  TLC CAFE

New Askamore web site. Have a look
Askamore is the half parish of Kilrush.

Kavanagh Funeral Home Ferns Co-Wexford

Visit Bunclody Web Site

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