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Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Finneran
Tel: (090) 96 42256 - Mobile: 087 2408483

The parish of Clontuskert is the oldest in the historic diocese of Clonfert. We are told that "South of and not far from the boundary of Kilclooney parish is the ruin of a monastery, the Augustinian Priory of Clontuskert. It was reputedly founded in the eighth century by Betan of Clontuskert, whose death is recorded in the Annals at AD 805AD."
The present church was built about the time of the great famine, and is a beautiful testament to the faith of the people of Clontuskert in difficult times.

 Patron of Church  
 Saturday Evening  Kiltormer 8.00p.m.
 Sunday  10.00a.m. Clontuskert
 11.30a.m. Laurencetown
 Weekdays  10.00a.m.
 First Fridays  7.00p.m Winter Time
 8.00p.m. Summer Time

From Address:


Clontuskert Parish


Saturday Evening: Kiltormer 8.00pm

Sunday: 10.00am Clontuskert

11.30am Laurencetown

First Fridays: 7.00pm Winter Time

                   8.00pm Summer Time

HOLY DAYS         

1st January – Mary Mother of God (Monday)

6th January – Feast of Epiphany (Saturday)

18th – 25th January – Christian Unity Week

28th January – Beginning of Catholic Schools Week

2nd February – Candlemas (Blessing of Candles)

3rd February – St. Blaise – Blessing of Throats

11th February – World Day of Prayer for the Sick

14th February – Ash Wednesday – Lent begins

17th March – St. Patrick’s Day

25th March – Mother’s Day (Summer Time Begins)

30th March – Good Friday

1st April – Easter Sunday

15th August – Assumption

21st – 26th August – World Meeting of Families in Dublin

1st November – All Saints

2nd November – Holy Souls

8th December – Immaculate Conception

25th December – Christmas Day

Penitential Services

Before Easter and Christmas

Baptisms - on request


Six Months Notice Pre Marriage Course (Essential)

ACCORD Family Centre Ballinasloe or Esker, Athenry.

No Sunday Weddings


Athlone 090 - 647 4272

Galway 091 - 562 558

ACCORD – 090 9642 658


Chairperson: Bernadette Dunne 090 9642 805

Secretary: Antoinette Stephenson 087 285 9167


Rev. Michael J. Finneran, Parochial House, Clontuskert, Ballinasloe

090 964 2256/Mobile: 087–2408 483

PARISH SECRETARY: Clare Curley 090 96 43602 Mobile 087 6305 804


St. Augustine’s N.S. 090 96 43762

St Joseph’s College, Garbally 090 96 42504

Ard Scoil Mhuire 090 96 42206/43307


28th January – Beginning of Catholic Schools Week

11th February – World Day of Prayer for the Sick

Lent – Ash Wednesday 14th February to Easter Sunday 1st April

1st April: Dawn Mass 6.00am in the Abbey

29th April – First Holy Communion Sunday 11.00am

16th May: Feast of St. Brendan

20th May: Pentecost Sunday

27th May: Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock (Sunday)

3rd June: Feast of Corpus Christi and Father’s Day

27th July: Cemetery Mass 8.00pm (Friday)

15th August: Assumption

23rd – 28th August: Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

28th August: Feast of St. Augustine. Mass in the Abbey at 7pm.

28th October: Summer Time ends

1st November: All Saints

2nd November: Holy Souls

2nd December: 1st

Sunday of Advent

8th December: Immaculate Conception

25th December: Christmas Day




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