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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach


Sacred Heart Missionaries 9-day novena

Published: 24 May 2022
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart nine-day novena: 16 to 24 June 2022. Live-streamed from Salthill church webcam.

Charity concert Saturday 28 May

Published: 24 May 2022
Charity concert at 8.00pm on Saturday 28 May in St Augustine's church, Galway, to support Red Cross relief work in Ukraine. Tickets €15 from Eventbrite or at the door.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2022

Published: 20 May 2022
The Galway Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 22nd to 27th September 2022, led by Bishop Michael Duignan.

World Communications Day: 29 May

Published: 20 May 2022
World Communications Day will be celebrated on Sunday 29 May, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Pope Francis has chosen to reflect on the theme of ‘Listening with the ear of the heart’. 

Pray for Life Novena: 23–31 May

Published: 20 May 2022
The Pray for Life Novena is an invitation to join thousands of people across Ireland to pray for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life in Ireland. This is an initiative of the Council for Life… Read more...

Weblink for the Installation of Bishop Michael Duignan

Published: 26 April 2022
The installation of Bishop Michael Duignan as Bishop of Galway is available to view at the link below.


Published: 17 April 2022
Good and gracious God, our most glorious Creator, as we greet the signs in nature around us: of Spring once again regaling us in bloom, in the songs of returning birds and fields soon to be planted, we give you praise for an even greater sign of new life: the resurrection of your Son, Our Lord… Read more...

Palm Sunday in Lisdoonvarna

Published: 13 April 2022
Outdoor procession for Palm Sunday in Lisdoonvara, with Fr Robert McNamara, PP.

ACCORD recruitment

Published: 12 April 2022
Accord is recruiting interested people to assist in the provision of Marriage Preparation Programmes. Application forms are available from

Easter Liturgy Times

Published: 8 April 2022
Easter confession and liturgy times for Galway city and surrounding areas, as well as some rural parishes.

Forthcoming Diocesan Review

Published: 30 March 2022
Safeguarding Review of the Galway Diocese: an invitation to contact us with your views.

Coláiste Muire Máthair news

Published: 30 March 2022
Staff and students in Coláiste Muire Máthair have been working hard organising humanitarian assistance for Ukraine.

Synodal Pathway

Published: 25 March 2022
The results of the diocesan synodal team's work in recent months, listening to the people of the diocese, is published here in summary form.

Consecration of Russia & Ukraine

Published: 25 March 2022
Irish Catholic Bishops will join others in global prayer on Friday 25 March 2022 as Pope Francis consecrates Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In a letter issued on Wednesday, the Pope invited all Bishops to pray a "solemn Act of Consecration of humanity, and Russia and Ukraine… Read more...

St Patrick's Day

Published: 15 March 2022
Saint Patrick's Breastplate is an old Irish prayer of protection attributed to Saint Patrick. It's also known as the Lorica of Saint Patrick. The prayer is found in the Liber Hymnorum, an 11th-century collection of hymns. The text is conventionally divided into eleven sections:

Earth Hour 2022

Published: 14 March 2022
Every year at 8:30pm local time on the last Saturday of March, people in more than 190 countries unite in switching off the lights for one hour. Earth Hour is all about inspiring people to take better care of the planet. It's a symbol of solidarity and also a catalyst for change.

Lenten Evening of Prayer and Spiritual Renewal

Published: 14 March 2022
Lenten Evening of Prayer and Spiritual Renewal: Chapel of St Columbanus, NUI Galway, Tuesday 22 March, 7.30pm–9.00pm.

Prayer for Ukraine

Published: 9 March 2022
A prayer for Ukraine God of peace, Show us how to put away the weapons of war and help us destroy the tools of destruction. God of peace, may your kingdom come. God of peace, Teach us to follow the ways of justice and walk with us the paths of truth. God of peace, may your kingdom come.

How to fast for Lent

Published: 4 March 2022
Do you want to fast this Lent? In the words of Pope Francis:

Ash Wednesday 2022

Published: 28 February 2022
Pope Francis calls for Ash Wednesday to be an international day of prayer and fasting for Ukraine.