Welcome to the parish website for Kilbarron, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. We want to make an interesting and worthwhile location for both parishioners and visitors to keep up to date with what's happening in our parish.

Parish Notices

04th January

Danny Coughlan - Kildoney

20th December

Una Ward - Legaltion

20th December

Marian O'Connor - Askeaton, Co. Limerick

Cremains buried in Abbey Graveyard on Thursday, 2nd of January 2020.  

06th December

Brian Stephens - Kilbarron

01st December

Kathleen Rafferty - Tullyherk

  • 29th November - Louise Larkin and Daniel McGullion
  • 02nd November - Róisín O'Reilly and Kevin Kerins
  • 04th October - Geraldine Prendergast and Vincent O'Grady
  • 20th September - Jennifer O'Brien and Joshua Dazkiw
  • 24th August - Kate Duffield and Eoin Gribbin
  • 10th August - Bridgeen Barron and Glenn Gordon
  • 03rd August - Farrah Bogle and David Mullaney
  • 20th July - Sarah Clancy and Neal Higgins
  • 01st June - Maeve Fahy and Joseph Duffy
  • 30th May - Miriam Campbell and Ciaran Kelly
  • 04th January - Noah Kyle Hallowell
  • 29th December - Oliver Seán Faherty-James
  • 01st December - Róise Cinnamond
  • 03rd November - Patrick Joseph Patton
  • 03rd November - Isaac Benjamin Hutton
  • 03rd November - Callum Andrew Brennan
  • 06th October - Lila Philomena Ward
  • 08th September - Mary Teresa Ward
  • 01st September - Callum Keith Clarke
  • 24th August - Finn Michael Garvey

Next Baptisms

Sunday, 2nd February at 12 noon

Pre Baptismal Talk for parents & godparents to be arranged
Anyone wishing to register is asked to contact the parish office 071 9851295.   

Do This In Memory Mass

Next family Mass for children preparing for First Confession & Eucharist and their families is Sunday, 26th January at 11.00am in St. Patrick's.

Enrolment Sunday

Enrolment Sunday for children making their First Communion in May 2020 is at 11am Mass on Sunday 6th October in St. Patrick's.

Ballyshannon Solemn Novena

Monday 23rd September to Tuesday 1st October

Weekdays: 7.00am, 9.30am and 6.15pm

Saturday: 9.30am, 11.00am and 6.15pm

Sunday: 9.00am, 11.00am and 6.15pm

Theme of 2019 Novena: "Called to be Saints" Living the Beatitudes

The Assumption of Our Lady

Thursday, 15th of August is a Holy Day of Obligation

Masses: St. Patrick's at 9.30am and 6.15pm

             Cashelard at 6.30pm


St. Patrick's Well: Rosary will be led by the Legion of Mary at 2.00pm. All welcome.

2019 Holy Week

Visitation of the sick at Sheil Hospital on Tuesday, 16th April

Confessions for Easter

Schools': Coláiste Cholmcille Wednesday 10th April at 11.15am

              Creevy N.S.           Wednesday 10th April at 1.45pm

              Scoil Chaitríona      Thursday 11th April at 10.30 am

              Rockfield N.S.         Thursday 11th April at 12 noon

              Gaelscoil Éirne        De hAoine 12ú Aibreán ag 10.30rn


St. Patrick's Church: Palm Sunday - After all Masses

                              Monday to Wednesday - After 7.30am & 9.30am Masses

                              Wednesday - 7.30pm

                              Good Friday - 12.30pm - 1pm. After 3pm Ceremony.

                              Holy Saturday - 12.30pm to 1pm

St. Mary's Curch, Cashelard: Palm Sunday - After 10am Mass


Passion (Palm) Sunday - 14th April

Blessing of Palms will take place at all Masses

11am Mass - Blessing of Palms outside Kilbarron Pastoral Centre (weather permitting) followed by procession into the Church


Holy Thursday - 18th April 

11.00am - Chrism Mass with the Blessing of Holy Oils in St. Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny. All people of the Diocese welcome.

6.15pm - Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper

7.15pm to 11.00pm - Altar of Repose. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

10.00pm to 11.00pm - Guided Holy Hour


Good Friday - 19th April

2.45pm - Carrying of the Cross from Abbey Centre to St. Patrick's.

3.00pm - Celebration of the Lord's Passion. Liturgy of the Word. Veneration of the Cross. Holy Communion.

9.00pm - Prayer around the Cross in St. Patrick's Church. Finishing with the Night Prayer of the Church.


Holy Saturday - 20th April

10.00am - Morning Prayer of the Church & Blessing of Easter food.

9.00pm - The Night Vigil is arranged in four parts; Procession of Light, Liturgy of the Word, Sacrament of Baptism and Liturgy of the Eucharist.


Easter Sunday - 21st April

Mass of The Resurrection: St. Patrick's Church - 9.00am & 11.00am

                                      St. Mary's, Cashelard - 10.00am

                                      Sheil Hospital - 11.00am

Diamond Jubilee!

Congratulatons and best wishes to Fr. Herbie Bromley who will celebrate the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood with a special mass on Friday, 21st of September at 7.00pm in St. Patrick's Church. 


We ask the Lord to continue to bless him with good health for years to come and we thank him sincerely for all his help in our parish.


Refreshments will be served in the Pastoral Centre afterwards and everyone is welcome!