Welcome to the Kilgarriffe Union of parishes homepage. Kilgarriffe Church is based in Clonakilty with three other sister churches in Timoleague, Courtmacsherry and Ballinascarthy.
As part of the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross we are part of the Catholic and Reformed Christian tradition in Ireland.
We hope that everyone who comes to our church services will find a warm welcome, a lively faith, and a real commitment to live for God. We offer a range of community and parish services to give expression to our love for God and for God’s creation.
Please feel free to explore this website and then to come along to any of our events or services.
See our Kilgarriffe 200 page here.
Little Treasures Parent & Toddler Playgroup
Every Monday during school term time, our playgroup meets in the Parochial Hall 10:30am through to 12 noon. Open to all members of the community, this group helps to give parents and minders time to unwind and have fun and safe environment. Often raising children at this early stage in life is both exhausting and isolating. Come and enjoy adult conversation over tea/coffee and a jammy scone! Every week there is group singing of favourite children’s songs, celebration of birthdays, and an interactive craft. All these things work together to give children social skills at a young age and an appreciation of the goodness of God’s love for everyone.
On the second Sunday of the month during School term time, Funday Sunday is like a Bible Holiday Club that is held in our Parochial Hall. For ages 4-12, It begins at 11:15am, to allow parents to leave off their children and attend the 11:30am Service in Kilgarriffe. A crèche is also held on this Sunday in Kilgarriffe Church to allow parents some time out with God.
The Club itself is organized by a team of helpers from within our parish. The event begins with some gathering games, usually using a colourful parachute. After singing some fun and meaningful worship songs, the Bible theme of the time together is introduced. A Bible story is read, and video clips of the story are frequently used. To give participants time to think about all they have heard, several age-appropriate crafts are presented and explained. Children then have the opportunity to make their craft to take home with them.
New children are always welcome. Parents/guardians must register their children at the door at the start of the event.
There is a long history of active youthwork in our parish. Youth Club meets every second Sunday evening at 6:50pm at the Parochial Hall. Each month there is a outward bound activity, which could mean going Ice-skating, orienteering, ten-pin bowling etc. Also each month time is spent looking at what it means to be a disciple of Jesus in today’s world. They have just recently completed the Nua series on the Christian Faith. Youth Club also links in to the diocesan youthwork. Each autumn they spend a weekend together on Cape Clear Island, have inter youth club competitions, stay up all night to watch the Easter Sunrise at the Warren beach, Rosscarberry.
Contact Lisa O’Callaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our local branch is chaired by Joyce Buttimer who can be contacted at 023 8839144
Clonakilty, P85 DV27
11:30am Every Sunday.
Holy Communion on the third Sunday of the Month.
Other Services as announced.
Clonakilty, P85 XC64
Ballinscarthy, P85 RD28
Services only held on the Second and Fourth Sunday of each month at 10am.
Holy Communion on the fourth Sunday of the month
Courtmacsherry, P72 KX06
Services only held during the summer months of July and August at 11am. Holy Communion as announced.