Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

Parishes

19 Jan: Enniscorthy

 This group of parishes is situated in the centre of Co. Wexford. The four country parishes surround the town, famed…

19 Jan: Tinahely & Carnew

Parish website: http://tinahelycarnewunion.ferns.anglican.org/ TINAHELY AND CARNEW UNION St John’s Church, Preban 1st & 3rd Sunday 8.30 a.m. Kilpipe Church 2nd and…

19 Jan: Bunclody

St Mary’s Church, Bunclody is located right in the middle of the town of Bunclody. The town is situated where…

19 Dec: Ardamine

Ardamine Church, the Church of St. John the Evangelist is one of the few churches in the Diocese overlooking the…

09 Nov: Wexford & Kilscoran Union

Wexford and Kilscoran Union website: http://www.wexfordandkilscoran.org/ Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wexford-Kilscoran-Union/1494978940732769 The area covered by this Union of Parishes covers the coastal area…

09 Nov: New Ross Union

The area covered by this union of parishes includes the Hook Head peninsula, the J.F. Kennedy Park, the historic town…

09 Nov: Kilscoran

Kilscoran is now included in the Wexford Union of Parishes. Please see Wexford

09 Nov: Killanne Union

This Union is situated on the southern side of the Blackstairs Mountains stretching from Adamstown to the boundary with Bunclody…

09 Nov: Gorey

 This group of parishes is situated at the northern most point in County Wexford and is a mixutre of established…

09 Nov: Ferns Union

History The Cathedral Church of St. Edan is situated in Ferns, the ancient capital of Leinster and has strong links…

09 Nov: Templemore

Templemore is a town and parish with a population of 2,115 (1996 census) situated about 31 miles from Clonmel and…

09 Nov: Kilcooley

“Kilcooly”, a parish, in the barony of Slievardagh, county of Tipperary, and province of Munster, 5 miles (S.) from Johnstown;…

09 Nov: Cashel

website; http://cashelunion.ie/ CASHEL UNION Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist & St Patrick’s Rock: Morning prayer said daily, Mon –…

20 Jan: Rathdowney

Rathdowney is close to Aghaboe, which is the site of St Canice’s 6th Century Monastery. There are 5 churches in…

20 Jan: Kilkenny

Website: www.stcanicescathedral.com New Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KilkennyParishUnion/ Kilkenny, known as the marble city, is the home of the magnificent St Canice’s Cathedral….

20 Jan: Kells

The five churches of the Kells Group comprise the four churches in Kells Union: St Mary’s Kells, St Matthew’s Kilmoganny,…

20 Jan: Clonenagh (Mountrath)

Clonenagh Group of parishes is situated near the picturesque Slieve Bloom Mountains. The Church of Seir Kieran from which the…

20 Jan: Castlecomer

Website: castlecomerunion.webs.com Rector’s Blog: http://thewayoutthere1.blogspot.ie/     Castlecomer is situated 10 miles to the north of Kilkenny. The region was best…

20 Jan: Lismore

Lismore is situated in the river valley of the Munster Blackwater and is famed for St Carthage’s Cathedral and Lismore…

20 Jan: Fiddown

Fiddown is a small village situated on the Carrick-on-Suir to Waterford Road Piltown, noted for its agricultural college, Kildalton, is…

09 Nov: Clonmel

Clonmel Union website: http://www.oldstmarysclonmelunion.blogspot.ie/     Clonmel is situated 13 miles from Carrick-on-Suir and 23 miles from Waterford City on…

Waterford Cathedral websitehttp://www.christchurchwaterford.com/ and http://www.christchurchwaterford.com/community

History

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Waterford Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Christ Church was built on a site of Christian worship which dates back to 1050 and probably before.

The first church on this site was built in the 11th Century, probably around the time the previously pagan Vikings had become Christian and had affiliated themselves to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

By 1210 the Normans had taken over Waterford and they built a new Gothic Cathedral in 1210. However by the 18th Century, the progressive City Corporation of the time regarded this Gothic Cathedral as being very old fashioned and recommended to the Bishop that a new one should be constructed.

The Interior It is said that Bishop Chenevix was none to happy with the idea so a little ruse had to be used to ‘help’ him change his mind. Some potential builders had arranged for rubble to fall in the Bishops path as he walked through the Church, sufficiently close to give him a shock or two!

After a couple of narrow escapes Chenevix decided that a new Cathedral was a must. In 1773 the Norman Gothic Cathedral came down, and the present Cathedral was begun in 1773 and was completed in 1779 at a total cost of £5,397. This new building which is the present cathedral has been described as the finest 18th century ecclesiastical building in Ireland (by Mark Girouard, a noted architectural historian).

There are three other churches in the Union in Dunmore East, Tramore and Annestown.

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Christ Church, Tramore (Drumcannon)

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St Andrew’s, Dunmore East

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St John the Baptist Church Annestown (Dunhill)

04 Nov: Abbeyleix & Killermogh Union

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/abbeyleixandkillermogh ———————————– For 5th Sunday services, Easter, Christmas and month of August contact the Rector Abbeyleix, notable for…

09 Nov: Baltinglass

Baltinglass Group of parishes is centered on the River Slaney in counties Wicklow and Carlow and contains the ruins of…

09 Nov: Carlow

Carlow Union of Parishes is a Union of three churches, in North County Carlow, in the Diocese of Leighlin. Facebook…

09 Nov: Dunleckney

Dunleckney Union of parishes centre on Bagenalstown on the river Barrow. Dunleckney Union website: http://www.dunleckneyparish.ie/ There are four churches in the…

09 Nov: Fenagh

Fenagh Union of parishes is situated around the towns of Tullow and Bagenalstown. The church at Myshall is famed for…

09 Nov: Kiltegan

The picturesque group includes the town of Hacketstown and sheep farming country at the base of the Wicklow mountains KILTEGAN…

09 Nov: Leighlin

Leighlin website: http://www.saintlaserianscathedral-parishes.ie/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Laserians-Cathedral-and-the-Leighlin-Union-of-Parishes/200026636680660 Leighlin Union of Parishes, with St Laserian’s Cathedral which was begun c1152-1181, and was largely…

09 Nov: Portlaoise

Portlaoise and Ballyfin Union of Parishes. Portlaoise Group of Parishes with St Peter’s Church which is situated in the centre…

09 Nov: Stradbally

Stradbally Union of parishes nestles in the heart of Co. Laois. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/StradballyUnionOfParishes The village is internationally known for…

21 Jan: Tullow

Website  www.tullow.leighlin.anglican.org Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tullow-Group-of-Parishes/220324784721276 TULLOW GROUP  (3 churches in County Wicklow) *St Michael’s Church, Aghold: 10.00 a.m. *Mullinacuffe Church: 10.00…

25 Feb: Killeshin

Killeshin Union is in a wide area at the geographical crossroads between counties Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny and Laois. Killeshin website: http://killeshinunion.com/about/…