Welcome to our Parish
This is the official website of Three parishes in South Galway. You are very welcome to look around and regularly visit this site as a useful community resource.
Father Joseph Roche
Jesus said: --‘There was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and feast magnificently every day. And at his gate there lay a poor man called Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to fill himself with the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table. Dogs even came and licked his sores.--- Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. ‘In his torment in Hades he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off with Lazarus in his bosom. So he cried out, “Father Abraham, pity me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in agony in these flames.” - “My son,” Abraham replied, “remember that during your life good things came your way, just as bad things came the way of Lazarus. Now he is being comforted here while you are in agony. -- But that is not all: between us and you a great gulf has been fixed, to stop anyone, if he wanted to, crossing from our side to yours, and to stop any crossing from your side to ours.” ‘The rich man replied, “Father, I beg you then to send Lazarus to my father’s house, since I have five brothers, to give them warning so that they do not come to this place of torment too.” “They have Moses and the prophets,” said Abraham, “let them listen to them.” “Ah no, father Abraham,” said the rich man, “but if someone comes to them from the dead, they will repent.” Then Abraham said to him, “If they will not listen either to Moses or to the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone should rise from the dead
Office Hours for Summer
Monday 10am – 2pm
Tuesday 10am – 12pm
Thursday 10am – 12pm
Friday 10am – 2pm
As a constituent member of the Catholic Church of Ireland, we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their safety and well-being. Find the full statement here as well as a list of our Child Protection Officers
The Parish of Kilchreest | Ardrahan has a rich history dating back to 1236 when Richard de Burgo conquered Galway. The land was granted to Maurice Fitzgerald who built the castle whose ruins still stand today in Ardrahan.