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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach



Published: 23 January 2023
ALONE is currently seeking Visitation Support and Befriending Volunteers, to cope with a growing appeal from older people seeking support. ALONE’s Support & Befriending service provides companionship and practical support to older people who would like extra social contact. For more information… Read more...

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

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

Relics of St Charbel to visit Galway Cathedral

Published: 13 January 2023
The relics of Saint Charbel, a Maronite Monk from Lebanon who has many miracles attributed to his intercession, will visit Galway Cathedral on Sunday 29 January from 3.00pm–5.30pm. There will be an opportunity for private prayer and to receive an individual blessing. All welcome!

Post-Primary Religious Education Teachers Workshop

Published: 11 January 2023
Wednesday 25 January 2023 :: This workshop for religious education teachers provides an opportunity for prayer and reflection, but its primary focus is for RE teachers to share their experiences of teaching RE in these times. It will help teachers discern a vision for teaching RE and how the… Read more...

Synodal Pathway

Published: 6 January 2023
Continental Stage of Universal Synod 2021–2024 :: Irish Synodal Pathway Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora :: Diocese of Clonfert This Submission was prepared by a joint group of participants from the two dioceses in response to the Diocesan, National and Continental Syntheses

Happy New Year

Published: 31 December 2022
New Year's Prayer Lord, you make all things new. You bring hope alive in our hearts and cause our Spirits to be born again. Thank you for this new year, for all the potential it holds. Come and kindle in us a mighty flame, so that in our time, many will see the wonders of God and live forever to… Read more...

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Published: 31 December 2022
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI – Requiescat in pace

Christmas 2022

Published: 21 December 2022
The hope of Christmas God, our dayspring and our dawn, we turn to you when we fear the dark and all around us weep.  We pray you greet us with your shining light that we may spread your warm embrace  and kindle the hope of Christmas  in all whose lives remain in shadow. Come and be our strength, O… Read more...

Pedestrian bridge lift

Published: 18 December 2022
A new pedestrian and cycle bridge was lowered into place south of the Salmon Weir Bridge in the early hours of 12 December. The main span was constructed on-site in recent weeks in the car park at Galway Cathedral.

Cathedral carol service: 7.30pm Tuesday 20/12

Published: 18 December 2022
Cathedral Carol Service: 7.30pm Tuesday 20th December 2022. Christmas music from the cathedral choir in the candlelit nave of the Cathedral!

World Youth Day 2023

Published: 12 December 2022
World Youth Day 2023 gathering with Pope Francis in Lisbon & Fatima. 31 July to 8 August 2023. Spiritual Director: Bishop Michael Duignan. Be there when the world gathers for the unique festival of faith and friendship!

IONBHÁ – Reflections on Empathy

Published: 2 December 2022
Wednesday 7 December, 4.00pm–5.15pm :: Join Fr Ben Hughes in University of Galway's Chapel of St Columbanus for a relaxed event of readings by contributors from 'IONBHÁ – The Empathy Book for Ireland'

Death of Bishop Emeritus Martin Drennan

Published: 26 November 2022
26 November 2022: It is with sadness that we announce the death this morning of Most Rev. Dr Martin Drennan, Bishop and Apostolic Administrator Emeritus. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Advent Talks

Published: 21 November 2022
A series of talks to aid us in our spiritual preparation for Christmas 2022. VENUE: Tearmann Mhuire Pastoral Centre, Oranmore. Talks are appox. 45 minutes long; questions and tea/coffee follow.Talks are free but a voluntary collection is taken to help with speakers’ expenses.

Pastoral Outreach Centre: Advent online

Published: 16 November 2022
'Advent: Hope & the Synod' — online sessions every Tuesday at 7.30pm; 29 November to 20 December. Register at

Confirmation Ceremonies 2023

Published: 16 November 2022
The schedule of Confirmation ceremonies for 2023 is now available here.

Croí Nua November events

Published: 7 November 2022
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Corpus Christi Church, Lisdoonvarna: fundraising concert

Published: 25 October 2022
Advent concert of gospel music from James Kilbane, in Corpus Christi Church, Lisdoonvarna. The event is in aid of church renovations. 6.00pm on 11th December. Donation tickets €15.

Youth 2000 in Galway Cathedral

Published: 18 October 2022
Youth 2000 Prayer Group meeting in Galway Cathedral: Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Adoration, Prayer, Music, Reflection. Contact with any queries.

Vigil of Remembrance for Creeslough

Published: 12 October 2022
A Vigil of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel of St Columbanus, University of Galway, this evening, Wednesday 12 October, from 7.00pm to 7.30pm, to prayerfully remember those who died in Creeslough. All are welcome.