Kenmare Parish

Welcome to our Union of Parishes. We hope that you will find peace in this church, and the time to sit for a while in silence to give thanks to God for His beautiful creation, to pray for those you love (and those you don’t!); most of all, to know the hope that comes in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, you are welcome here.

The Rev'd Michael Cavanagh
c/o St. Patrick's Rectory
Co. Kerry
0858 533173

Christmas Services 2017

St Patrick Kenmare

3 December     12:00 Advent Sunday Holy Communion

10 December   12:00 Christingle Service

17 December   12:00 Holy Communion

19:00 Carol Service

22 December   19:00 Kenmare Community Orchestra and Friends Concert

23 December   15:00 Soundbridge Sessions Christmas Coffee Concert

24 December 12:00 Christmas Eve Communion

16:00 Crib Service

25 December 12:00 Christmas Communion

31 December 12:00 Holy Communion


Church of the Transfiguration, Sneem

3 December 10:00 Advent Sunday Holy Communion

10 December 10:00 Christingle Service

17 December 10:00 Holy Communion

17 December 19:30 Carols by Candlelight

24 December 10:00 Christmas Eve Communion

25 December 10:00 Christmas Communion

31 December 10:00 Holy Communion


St Michael Waterville

15 December 19:00 Carol Service

24 December 11:30 Christmas Communion


St John the Baptist Valentia Island

5 December 19:30 Carol Service



Church Service Times
St Michael & All Angels (Waterville) 11:30 (July-August) 4th Sunday only

11:30 (September-June) Every Sunday

St Patrick, Kenmare: 12:00 noon
Church of the Transfiguration, Kilcrohan (Sneem): 09:30am
St. John The Baptist, Valentia: 09:30am (July & August only)

Kenmare Parish News

St Patrick Kenmare will be holding its annual Plough Service on Sunday 14th January, at 12:00. This service is traditionally held in early January at the beginning of the agricultural year, asking God’s Blessing on all who work with the land in the year to come. In many ways, it …

Bishop Kenneth joined Islanders for the annual Ecumenical carol Service in Kingstown, Valentia Island. He writes ‘It was standing room only again for what much be one of the earliest church Carol Services of the year on Valentia Island, off the coast of Kerry. This annual event took place this …

On the last Sunday in August, the town of Waterville held its annual Charlie Chaplin film Festival, which ends with a special ecumenical service in St Michael’s Church led jointly by P-in-C Michael Cavanagh and PP Fr. Gerard Finucane, accompanied by the man himself! Charlie spent many holidays in the …

The annual Friendship day hosted by the Church of the Transfiguration in Sneem was again very well attended, despite atypical weather (in …

It was fitting that, since the Celebrations for the 130th anniversary of the Mothers Union began in All Saints’ Church in Raheny, …

This year marks the 130th anniversary of the Mothers Union in Ireland. As part of the celebrations, All-Ireland MU President Phyllis Grothier …

In the week leading up to St Patrick’s Day, the Thomas Francis Meagher Foundation again supported secondary schools throughout the country by …

The Bride’s father, who was due to ‘give his daughter away'(!) in St Patrick’s Kenmare was taken ill on the day before …