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."

St. Augustine’s parish church, Clontuskert, was built in the year 1820. The stone plaque in the side chapel reads, “O Lord have mercy on those who contributed to erect this Chapel under the inspection of the Revd. James O’Donnell P.P. 1820

 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



Clontuskert Parish Calendar 2021



Saturday Evening: Kiltormer 7.00pm Winter Time

                                                    8.00pm Summer Time

Sunday: 10.00am Clontuskert

                11.30am Laurencetown

First Fridays:  7.00pm Winter Time

                          8.00pm Summer Time

Clontuskert weekday: all at 10.00am including other Fridays but will be offered 7.00pm or 8.00pm on request.


1st January – World Day of Peace    

6th January – Feast of Epiphany (Wednesday)

18th – 25th January – Christian Unity Week

1st February – St. Brigid

2nd February – Candlemas (Blessing of Candles)

3rd February – St. Blaise – Blessing of Throats

11th February – World Day of Prayer for the Sick. Mass with Anointing of the Sick 11.00am.

17th February: Ash Wednesday – Lent begins

14th March – Mother’s Day

17th March – St. Patrick’s Day

28th March - Summer Time Begins – World Youth Day

2nd April – Good Friday

4th April – Easter Sunday – Mass at 6.00a.m. in Abbey subject to safety of everyone

15th August – Assumption


1st November – All Saints

2nd November – Holy Souls

8th December – Immaculate Conception

25th December – Christmas Day

Baptisms: Weekends on request



Six Months Notice Pre Marriage Course necessary

ACCORD or Esker, No Sunday Weddings


090 9642658








Chairperson: John Paul Butler 086 4048031

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


31st January – Beginning of Catholic Schools Week

11th February – World Day of Prayer for the Sick

                             Mass with Anointing of the Sick 11.00am

No 1st Confessions or 1st Communion

4th April – Dawn Mass in the Abbey 6.00am if permitted

23rd May: Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock (Sunday)

23rd May – Pentecost Sunday

There will be Confirmation on some day in April, May or June

30th May – Holy Trinity

6th June: Feast of Corpus Christi

23rd July: Cemetery Mass 8.00pm (Friday)

28th August: Feast of St. Augustine when we will celebrate our Bicentenary with gusto.

1st November: All Saints

2nd November: Holy Souls

28th November: 1st Sunday of Advent

8th December: Immaculate Conception

25th December: Christmas Day