Welcome to our Parish
This is the official website of two parishes in South Galway. You are very welcome to look around and regularly visit this site as a useful community resource.
Father Joseph Roche
Feast of St Blaise Thursday 2nd February Masses Ardrahan 9am Peterswell 10am Kilchreest 7pm
Everything that St. Brigid would ask of God was granted her at once. For this was her desire: to satisfy the poor, to expel every hardship, to spare every miserable man. So strong was the respect and reverence for this holy lady that she became the patroness of parishes, towns, and counties, not only in Ireland, but all across Europe. During the age of Chivalry, she was so revered as a model for women of every age, that gentlemen, knights, and nobles began the custom of calling their sweethearts, their Brides-----a custom that has come down to this very day Not only was St. Bridget a patroness of students, but she also founded a school of art, including metal work and illumination . St. Brigid died leaving a cathedral city and school that became famous all over Europe.
Monday 10am – 3pm
Tuesday 10am – 1pm
Thursday 10am – 1pm
Friday 10am – 3pm
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.