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

Easter Services 2018

St Patrick Kenmare

29 March     19:30 The Lord's Supper

30 March 15:00 Around the Cross

1 April 0730 Breakfast Kenmare Pier

1 April 1200 Easter Communion



Church of the Transfiguration, Sneem

1 April 09:30 Holy Communion


St Michael Waterville

30 March 14:00 Litany around the Cross

1 April 1130 Easter Service



Church Service Times
St Michael & All Angels (Waterville)

11:30 (July-August) Every Sunday

11:30 (September-June) 4th Sunday only

St Patrick, Kenmare: 12:00 noon
Church of the Transfiguration, Kilcrohan (Sneem): 09:30am (Summer), 10:00 (Winter)
St. John The Baptist, Valentia: 09:30am (July & August only)

Kenmare Parish News

Eight years ago, the Church of St Michael and All Angels Waterville would have been, by any sensible measure, a candidate for closure. A well-meaning but misguided renovation in the 1960s left faded pink-washed walls, a dry-lined ceiling, a vestry with a rotting chipboard floor and heating provided by calor …

On Sunday 22nd July, The Church of the Transfiguration, Sneem and St Patrick, Kenmare hosted the Climate Justice Candle in special services as part of their progress towards the objectives of Eco-congregation Ireland. The regular congregation was joined by visitors from the US, Germany, England, Greece and Limerick, illustrating the …

On Friday 27th July at 7.30 p.m. Dr Arnold Horner will give a talk in Saint John the Baptist Church , Knightstown, Valentia Island , entitled ” A GAME OF POWER , PIRATES AND PROPERTY, VALENTIA 400 YEARS AGO ” . Admission will be free , with a retiring collection …

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 …

At this time of year in St Patrick Kenmare, we are invited by our teddy bears to join in for their annual …

On the last Sunday in August, the town of Waterville held its annual Charlie Chaplin film Festival, which ends with a special …

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 …