Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Finneran(090) 964 2256

The parish of Clontuskert is the oldest in the historic diocese of Clonfert. We are told that "South of and not far from the boundary of Kilclooney parish is the ruin of a monastery, the Augustinian Priory of Clontuskert. It was reputedly founded in the eighth century by Betan of Clontuskert, whose death is recorded in the Annals at AD 805."
The present church (shown left) was built about the time of the great famine, and is a beautiful testament to the faith of the people of Clontuskert in difficult times.