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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2023

Published: 21 May 2023
Galway Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: 27 June to 3 July. Information from Fr Martin Moran, 087 2508959. Bookings and enquiries to Joe Walsh Tours, email

Laudato Si' Week: 21–28 May 2023

Published: 19 May 2023
Laudato Si’ Week, 21–28 May 2023, celebrates the 8th anniversary of the publication by Pope Francis of his encyclical on Care for our Common Home. The guiding theme this year is “Hope for the Earth. Hope for humanity”. Pope Francis calls us to develop a “loving awareness” of this home we share and… Read more...

Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference: 'Abortion – Changing the Narrative'

Published: 16 May 2023
‘Abortion: Changing the Narrative’ – statement of the Catholic Bishops At Masses across Ireland during the weekend of 13/14 May, dioceses remember in prayer in a special way unborn children five years on from the May 2018 referendum which removed the constitutional guarantee of the equal right to… Read more...

Liturgy Association of Ireland Conference

Published: 5 May 2023
The Liturgy Association of Ireland is holding a conference in Maynooth on Saturday 27 May 2023 on the theme of 'Presiding – The Art of Leading the People of God in Public Prayer'.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock 2023

Published: 3 May 2023
Galway, Clonfert & Achonry Diocesan Pilgrimages to Knock Shrine: Sunday 21st May 2023. Bus leaving Galway Cathedral at 11.00am; pickup also in Claregalway.

Galway Diocesan Rosary Group

Published: 3 May 2023
The Galway Diocesan Rosary Group meets every evening at 7:30pm for the rosary via Zoom. If you would like to join the Rosary Group, email

Roundtable Men's Forum: commenced Monday 15 May

Published: 2 May 2023
Roundtable Men's Open Forum: every third Monday from 15 May 2023 in the Diocesan Pastoral Outreach Centre, Newstownsmith, Galway. For further information contact

The 7 Signs: commenced 7 May

Published: 2 May 2023
An investigation into the human condition through the Gospel of St John. Sundays 7.00pm–8.45pm in the Diocesan Pastoral Outreach Centre, Newtownsmith, Galway. Contact for further information.

A call from the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference for a return to nature

Published: 17 April 2023
In response to the ongoing loss of nature and habitat, bishops ask parishes to identify and care for 30% of parish grounds as a haven for pollinators and biodiversity.

The Future of Christian Identity in Ireland

Published: 17 April 2023
On Saturday 22 April, the All Hallows Trust will present a conference on the future of Christian identity in Ireland. The conference will be held on the DCU Campus in Drumcondra and the speakers include Derek Scally, Mary Kenny, Gladys Ganiel, and Michael A. Conway. The conference will be… Read more...

Divine Mercy Sunday

Published: 5 April 2023

Holy Week & Easter 2023

Published: 28 March 2023
A comprehensive list of confession times, penitential services and Easter Triduum ceremonies in parishes around the diocese.

Lenten Talks 2023

Published: 15 March 2023
Lenten Talks: three Wednesday evenings from 15th to 29th March at 8.00pm in Saint Pio's Room, Sacred Heart Church.

The Letter – a Message for our Earth

Published: 22 February 2023
‘The Letter – A Message for our Earth’ will be shown on Thursday 9 March at 7.00pm, in the Moore Institute Seminar Room, James Hardiman Research Library, University of Galway.

Galway Diocesan Pastoral Centre Online Spring Course

Published: 22 February 2023
"More Parables to Ponder and Put into Practice": six Tuesday evenings online from 21 February. Email to register.

Prayer for Global Peace

Published: 20 February 2023
The Chapel of St Columbanus, University of Galway, will hold a Prayer Service at 12.30pm on Friday 24th February, to mark the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Temperance Sunday 2023

Published: 14 February 2023
We pray a blessing from heaven on all families and individuals who are struggling because of addiction or substance abuse. We pray for all who receive spiritual support from pioneers, the AA programme and NA meetings as they work one day at a time to maintain their resolutions. RTÉ Mass… Read more...

Samaritans Open Meeting 8 February

Published: 31 January 2023
Galway Samaritans Open Meeting 8.00pm Wednesday 8th February — Harbour Hotel, The Docks, Galway. Galway Samaritans are looking for new volunteers to keep their vital listening service running. 


Published: 23 January 2023
ALONE is currently seeking Visitation Support and Befriending Volunteers, to cope with a growing appeal from older people seeking support. For more information on Visitation Support & Befriending please see the volunteering page on the ALONE website at

Catholic Schools Week 2023: ‘Walking Together in Faith & Love’

Published: 17 January 2023
Catholic Schools Week 2023: ‘Walking Together in Faith & Love’