Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

County Kilkenny

A few parish unions cross county boundaries
HC means Holy Communion
MP means Morning Prayer



Service times are 10 am and 11.30 am at present.

1st and 3rd Sundays – The Colliery at 10 am and Bilboa at 11.30 am.

2nd and 4th Sundays St. Mary’s, Castlecomer and Mothel churches. St. Mary’s at 10 am and Mothel at 11.30 am.

5th Sundays a united service at 11.30 am.
Rector: The Reverend Edna Wakely

St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny: Sunday 11.30 a.m.
and Wednesday 10.30 a.m.
St John’s Church, Kilkenny: Sunday 10.00 a.m.
St Lachtain’s Church, Freshford: Sunday 10.00 a.m.
St Aidan’s Church, Kilmanagh: Sunday 10.00 a.m.
These are the usual service times but there are special holiday and united services
Dean: The Very Reverend David McDonnell
Curate: The Reverend Dr Richard Marsh

1st Sunday
Kells Church: 10.00 a.m.
Inistioge Church: 11.45 a.m.
2nd Sunday
Kilmoganny Church: 10.00 a.m.

Kilfane Church: 11.45 a.m.
Inistioge Church: 11.45. a.m.
3rd Sunday
Ennisnag Church: 10.00 a.m.
Inistioge Church: 11.45 a.m.
4th Sunday
Kilmoganny Church: 10.00 a.m.
Kilfane Church: 11.45 a.m.
5th Sunday
Kells Church: (combined service) 11.00 a.m.
Rector:The Reverend Canon James Mulhall

FIDDOWN UNION (1 church – St Paul’s, Piltown – is in County Kilkenny)

Saint Paul’s Church, Piltown: 

1st Sunday 9.30 a.m. (MP)
2nd Sunday 9.30 a.m. (HC)
3rd Sunday 11.00 a.m. (MP) or All Age Worship
4th Sunday 11.00 (HC)
Holy Trinity, Portlaw and Saint Mary’s, Kilmeaden:
1st Sunday 11.00 a.m. Holy Communion, Holy Trinity, Portlaw
2nd Sunday 11.00 a.m. (MP) Saint Mary’s, Kilmeaden
3rd Sunday 9:30 a.m. (HC) Holy Trinity, Portlaw
4th Sunday 9.30 a.m. (HC) Saint Mary’s, Kilmeaden
5th Sunday 11.00am Fiddown Union United Service
The three churches take turns in providing the location.

Rector: The Reverend Vicki Lynch 

Also see:

KILCOOLEY UNION of Parishes WITH FERTAGH  (1 church – Fertagh (Johnstown) – is in County Kilkenny

From end November 2019:

Sunday 1st: Crohane 9.00 (HC*); Kilcooley 9.00 (MP*); Littleton 10.15 (MP); Johnstown 11.30 (HC)

Sunday 8th: Littleton 9.00 (MP); Crohane 10.15 (MP); Johnstown 11.30 (MP); Kilcooley 11.30 (HC).

Sunday 15th: Crohane 9.00 (MP); Littleton 10.15 (HC*); Kilcooley 10.15 (MP); Johnstown 11.30 (HC*)

Sunday 22nd: 11 a.m. Crohane Carol service for Kilcooley Union; Kilcooley 11.30 (HC*); Johnstown 7.30 p.m. Carol Service.


(The monthly Sunday evening service at Kilcooley is permanently replaced by a morning service. The Sunday morning services at Johnstown will be at 11.30 from the beginning of December. Those services marked with an * are in traditional language following the principle of providing different styles and rhythms of worship at different times).


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