Ballinakill and Derrybrien

Parish Priest:Fr. Pat Conroy (090) 974 5021

Ballinakill/Derrybrien is an ancient parish dating back to the time of St. Patrick. The church is on an elevated site overlooking the countryside of South-East Galway and on the Clare border. For four hundred years, the Carthusians had a church in the parish — the ruins of the church can be seen in the cemetery grounds. The present church was completed in 1894 and renovated in 1973.

The church of St. Patrick in Derrybrien — the other church in our parish was completed in 1894. Tradition tells us that Saint Patrick himself visited this parish on one of his evngelising journeys.

Ballinakill Derrybrien
Patron of ChurchSt. JosephSt. Patrick

Saturday evening8.00 p.m.
Sunday11.00 a.m.10.00 a.m.
WeekdaysMon., Tue., Wed. - 9.00 a.m.
Thu., Fri. - 8.00 p.m.
Thursday - 7.00 p.m.
Blessed Padre Pio
Last Friday of Month
8.00 p.m.
Note that in a rural parish, weekday Masses may be cancelled or changed at short notice.