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

06th January

Jimmy Mulrone - The Battery, Clyhore

02nd January

Jim Maguire - Donegal Road

08th December

Gerry Gilligan - Parkhill

30th November

John McGahern - Coolcholly

15th November

Sr. Pius O'Halloran - St. Catherine's Convent

  • 07th December - Sorcha McNelis and Eugene Gaffney
  • 29th September - Fiona Ryan and Kevin Toland
  • 04th August - Denise Carty and Luke Carr
  • 06th July - Ciara McElwaine and Dominick McClean
  • 09th June - Michelle Higgins and Colin Cinnamond
  • 24th May - Michelle Corrigan and Joseph Sutton
  • 20th April - Loraine Kane and Gary Coleman
  • 06th April - Josephine Warnock and Darren McNulty
  • 06th April - Sarah Broderick and Nicholas Willis
  • 03rd November - Lisa McCafferty and Martin Kieran
  • 23rd December - Jaslin Kaur Purewal
  • 23rd December - Gráinne Elizabeth Cullen
  • 02nd December - Sean Anthony McGonigle
  • 02nd December - Naomi Gillespie
  • 18th November - Emily Ann McWeeney
  • 04th November - Grace McDonnell
  • 04th November - Charlie McCarter
  • 19th October - Emil Adam Pasieczynski
  • 07th October - Luke John Gavigan
  • 07th October - Kaitlín Annamay Cassidy

Next Baptisms

Sunday, 23rd December 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.

Christmas Programme

Confessions for Christmas The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available after all Masses this weekend (15th/16th December) and after the 9.30am Mass Monday to Friday this week


Visitation of the Sick and Housebound (with the Sacrament of Anointing) Friday 21st December. If you would like to add a name to the list please contact the parish office 98 51295


Christmas Mass Times:

Monday 24th: 9.30 am usual morning Mass

                       9.00 pm Christmas Eve Vigil Mass

Tuesday 25th: St. Patrick's - 9.00 am & 11.00 am

                       Cashelard    - 10.00 am

Weekday Masses: Wednessday 26th, Thursday 27th and Friday 28th will be at 11.00 am

Do This In Memory Mass

Family Mass for children preparing for First Confession & Eucharist and their families is this Sunday, 16th December at 11.00am in St. Patrick's.

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!

Ballyshannon Solemn Novena

The Solemn Novena runs from Monday, 10th of September until the following Tuesday, the 18th.  

Weekday masses:   7.00am,  9.30am and 6.15pm

Saturday masses:   9.30am, 11.00am and 6.15pm

Sunday masses:     9.00am, 11.00am and 6.15pm

The Assumption of Our Lady

Wednesday, 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.

Cemetery Sunday

Blessing of the graves in the Abbey will take place on Sunday, August 12th at 3pm.  Mass will then be celebrated in the Graveyard, weather permitting, if not it will be celebrated in St. Patrick's Church at 3.30pm.

N.B. Please bring your own bottle of water which will be blessed for the blessing of the graves.

Day of Prayer for Marriage and Family Life

Grandparents fulfil a very important role in the upbringing of children and young people.  In many places we no longer have a strong system of extended family.  Because of this the grandparents have an even more important part to play in the healthy growth of children.  They can be a very important source of support for the parents in their own relationship by enabling them to have time for each other.  They can have direct personal contact with each child and young person by spoiling them now and again.  They can be a great source of comfort for each child or young person especially when one of these children needs someone to confide in.

Thursday, 26th July is the Feast of Saints Joachim and Ann, the parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. 

The 9.30am Mass in St. Patrick's will be offered for all grandparents and grandchildren followed with a cup of tea and get-together in the Pastoral Centre.

World Meeting of Families

World Meeting of Families - 22nd - 26th August 2018

The Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday 25th 

and the Closing Mass with Pope Francis

on Sunday 26th   are free ticketed events.  

Every adult and child in attendance will require 

a ticket to access the venue.   Tickets will be 

limited subject to venue capacity and availability

Busses to these two events

are being organised and if you are interested in going 

to either event then please contact the parish office  

as soon as possible on 071 9851295


WMOF events taking place in our parish

Sunday, 1st July - Celebration of Marriage

Sunday, 8th July - Celebrating sports and parish picnic at the Lakeside Centre at 2.30pm.  All sports' clubs are invited to attend dressed in club gear, with club flags/banners etc. Then at 3.00pm there will be a welcome address and blessing of all assembled groups.  There will be lots of sporting activities, entertainment and childrens' playground and hopefully a guest speaker on the day. Don't forget the picnic and rugs!