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This is the homepage of the Parish of Kildysart – part of the Diocese of Killaloe. We are located in South Clare on the shore of the Shannon estuary. Our parish is centred on St Michael’s Church and is a vibrant community.  Somebody once described a parish as a “family of families” and that description certainly sits well with us here in Kildysart.  People are supportive of each other and the good of the community is central to daily parish life.

Our site is intended to be a source of information about our parish for locals and visitors alike. We hope that you may find these pages informative and supportive. We welcome your suggestions.

October 2012

Rest in Peace – 2021

We pray for John Nagle, Ennis Road who died on 13 January 2021.

John Nagle, RIP

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his mother of Helen, brothers Liam and Con, sisters Helen and Fina, sisters-in-law Catherine and Kim, brother-in-law Tom, nieces Sarah, Laura, Amy and Ally and all who loved him.

John was predeceased by his father William and his sister Bernadette

John’s funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated at 12noon on Friday, 15 January, in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart followed by burial in our local cemetery.

For those who would have liked to attend, the Mass can be viewed on our Parish Webcam.

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For deaths in 2020 and previous years please click here

https://kildysartparish.org/2020/11/05/rest-in-peace-2020/

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – 10 January 2021.

Next Sunday, 10 January is the feast of Baptism of the Lord which recalls the baptism of Christ in the River Jordan at the beginning of his public ministry.
During our 11am Mass in Kildysart we will pray for the babies who were recently baptised in Kildysart together with their parents and families.
You can take part in the Mass through the Kildysart Facebook page or Kildysart parish webcam (kildysartparish.org).

Pastoral Office

Due to the public health emergency our pastoral office will be closed to the public for the foreseeable future.
However, you may contact us by telephone (065 6832838) or e mail radharcpastoralarea@gmail.com from 9.30 to 13.30, Monday to Friday.

Feast of the Epiphany – 6 January

Wednesday, 6 January is the Feast of the Epiphany which celebrates the visit of the Three Wise Men to the child Jesus and the revelation of the birth of the saviour to all people.


Mass for the feast will be celebrated in our pastoral area at the following times:
Ballycorick – 9.30am (105.9 FM);
Kilmurry McMahon – 11am (Facebook);
Lissycasey – 10am (webcam and 100 FM);
Kildysart- 7pm (webcam and Facebook).

Baptisms in 2021

We welcome Éoin Patrick Hehir into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Mairéad and Senan, Craghera and his sister Katie.

Éoin with his parents amd sister on his baptism day.


Éoin was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.

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For baptisms in 2020 and previous years please click here https://kildysartparish.org/2020/12/19/baptisms-2020/

Weddings in 2021

Elaine and Seamus on their wedding day.

We congratulate Elaine O’Donoghue, Gurtnahaha and Seamus Reidy, Kilmihil who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 2 January 2021.

May the Lord bless Elaine and Seamus as they live out in love the promises they made to each other.

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For weddings in 2019 and previous years please click here https://kildysartparish.org/2019/11/08/weddings-2019/

Baptisms 2020

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We welcome Jane Michelle Eustace into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Michelle and Tomás, sister Orla and brother Luke, Effernan.

Jane with her family on her baptism day.


Jane was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 19 December 2020.

May the Lord always bless and protect thr family.


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Ciara with her parents on her baptism day.

We welcome Ciara Caroline Bohannon into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Edel and Raymond, Ballyvohane.

Ciara was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday 27 September 2020.

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

 

 

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Billy with his parents on his baptism day.

We welcome Billy Michael Boyhan into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Edel and Nigel.

Billy was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 29 August 2020.

May the Lord always bless the family.

 

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We welcome Leanne Susan Sinnott and Michael Seán Sinnott into the family of faith and congratulate their parents Joanne and Seamus, Crovaughan.

 

Leanne and Michael were baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 22 August 2020.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

 

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Oisín on his baptism day with his parents.

We welcome Oisín Bryan Hayes into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Eleanor and Bryan, Ascaill Cuil.

Oisín was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 15 August, 2020 – the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady

May the Lord continue to bless and protect the family.

 

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Cónall on his baptism day with his parents.

We welcome Cónall Patrick Hanrahan into our family of faith and congratulate his parents Hazel and Aidan, Gortnafrehaune.

Cónall was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 2 August 2020.

 

May the Lord continue to bless and protect the family.

 

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Conor John McNelis on his baptism day with his parents Nichola and Shane, his sister Éadaoinand his brother Odhrán.

We welcome Conor John McNelis into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Nichola and Shane, Blean, his sister Éadaoin and his brother Odhrán.

 

Conor was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 25 July 2020.

 

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

 

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Erin with her parents on her baptism day.

We welcome Erin Grace Casey into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Amanda and Fergal.

 

Erin was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on the Feast of the Presentation, 2 February 2020.

 

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

 

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For baptisms in 2019 and during previous years please click here

 

Christmas 2020

The Celebration of Christmas – The feast of the birth of Christ, Our Saviour:

We look forward to celebrating Christmas and enabling as many people as possible to welcome the Christ child into their hearts through the celebration of Christmas Mass.

However, people who are in any way vulnerable may prefer to join in Christmas Mass from their homes through webcam, parish radio, television etc.  St Michael’s Church, Kildysart now has a webcam which may be accessed through our website http://www.kildysaprtparish.org Due to the need to keep each other safe the number in Church is limited to fifty in accordance with public health guidelines. We have greatly increased the number of Christmas Mass in our pastoral area. We have decided to allocate tickets for Christmas Masses so as to avoid exceeding the number of people permitted and to keep everyone safe. The tickets will be distributed after Masses this weekend and will subsequently be available from our pastoral office.

We pray that this Christmas will be a times of blessing for us all. The times of Christmas Masses in Kildysart are given below:

St Michael’s Church, KIldysart7pmTuesday, 22 December
4pmThursday, 24 December
8pmThursday, 24 December
11amFriday, 25 December

First Holy Communion -2020

We congratulate the girls and boys who received their First Holy Communion in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 12 December 2020.


May the Lord always bless them together with their parents, families, teachers and all who form their circle of love and care.

Pastoral Council Meeting

Image result for pastoral councilThe next meeting of Kildysart Parish Pastoral Council will take place on Tuesday, 26 January 2021 at 8.30pm on zoom.

If any member of the parish would like to place an item on the agenda they are welcome to contact the chairperson or any member of the council.

The members of Kildysart Pastoral Council are:

Fintan Ginnane (Chairperson);

Frankie O’Shea (Vice Chairperson);

Mairead Kelly (Secretary);

Nancy Griffin;

Maureen McMahon;

Ger Kelly;

Niamh O’Connor;

Pat Custy;

Seamus McQuade;

Carmel Casey;

and Fr Albert McDonnell.

Rest in Peace – 2020

We pray for Anne Cleary (née Murphy) who died on 10 December, 2020.

Anne Cleary, RIP

May the Lord grant Anne eternal rest and console her husband John Joe, their family Kieran, Con and Rosaleen, her mother Tessia, her sisters Mary and Geraldine, her brothers Edward, Martin, Michael, Sylvester and Roland, her aunt Tessie and all who loved her.

Anne’s funeral Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Tuesday, 15 December at 11am followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery. You may view the Funeral Mass on the Kildysart parish webcam (www.kildysartparish.org).

Anne’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 10 January at 11am.



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We pray for Jimmy Ginnane, Liscormack who died on 4 November, 2020.

Jimmy Ginnane, RIP

Jimmy was predeceased by his daughter Joanie.

May the Lord grant Jimmy eternal rest and console his wife Margaret, his sons John and Jim, his daughter Bernie, daughters in law, sons in law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his brothers Gerard, Con and Josie. his sisters Ita and Dell, sisters in law, nephews, nieces and all who loved him.

Jimmy’s funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated on Saturday at 11am in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

You can view Jimmy’s funeral Mass here.

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We pray for Seán Reidy, Effernan who died on 29 October, 2020.

Seán Reidy, RIP

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Margaret, his family Marie, Helen, Monica, Joseph and Assumpta, sons-in-law Gerry, Noel, and Declan, daughter-in-law Dympna, his 12 grandchildren; Aideen, Laura, Fiona, Aisling, Sarah, Daragh, Katelyn, Shauna, Saoirse, Cathal, Sinéad and Caoimhe, his brother-in-law Barney Hughes, sister-in-law Mary Davis, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends. grandchildren and all who loved him.

Seán’s funeral Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 30 October at 2pm followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

Due to the public health emergency only the immediate family may attend the funeral Mass.

Seán’s month mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am on Sunday 29 November.


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Sr Teresa Carroll, RIP

We pray for Sr Teresa Carroll, Salesian Sister, Limerick, Kerry & Cahercon who died on 11 September, 2020.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her sisters Sr. Kathleen and Anne Marie, brothers Fr Jerry, Thomas and Jimmy, nephews, nieces, the members of her Salesian community and all who loved her.

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Kathleen O’Sullivan, RIP

We pray for Kathleen O’Sullivan, née Kelly, late of Boultydoolin who died in Philadelphia, USA on 12 September, 2020.

Kathleen was in her 91st year.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her family and all who loved her.

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Joseph McMahon, RIP

We pray for Joseph McMahon, Ballinacragga who died on 2 September, 2020.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his sister Sr Cecily, his nieces Mary, Lucy, Áine, Camille, Cecily, Úna, his nephews-in-law, grandnieces, grandnephews, great grandnephew (Arlo) and all who loved him.

Joseph’s funeral Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 12noon on Saturday followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

Attendance is limited in line with public health guidelines.

You may view Joseph’s funeral Mass here

Joseph’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 3 October at 6.30pm.

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We pray for Fanny O’Donnell (née Corry), Glencanane who died on Wednesday, 5 August, 2020.

Fanny was predeceased by her husband Paddy.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her sons Joseph, John and Kieran, her daughters-in-law, her grandchildren, her sisters Mary Grogan and Sr Catherine, her nieces and nephews and all who loved her.

Her Funeral Mass (limited numbers) will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church Kildysart at 11am on Friday (live-streamed on Kildysart parish facebook) followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

You can view Fanny’s funeral Mass here

Fanny’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 6 September at 11am.

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November – Month of the Holy Souls

The Feasts of All Saints and All Souls will be celebrated on Sunday 1 November and on Monday, 2 November.

  • Due to the public health emergency it will not be possible to have our usual shared moment of prayer for our deceased loved ones in the cemeteries. Naturally, families are welcome to visit the graves of their loved ones to pray for them. The priests in our pastoral area will visit each cemetery during November to bless the graves and pray for those buried there.
  • The usual Masses for the Holy Souls will be offered during November by the priests of our pastoral area. You will find a list for the Holy Souls in your box of envelopes or you may collect a Holy Souls envelope by contacting our pastoral office.
  • Mass for the feast of All Souls (Monday 2 November) will be celebrated at 7pm in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart. Due to the public health emergency it will not be possible to have a congregation present but the Mass will be livestreamed on the Kildysart parish facebook page.  The Mass will be offered for parishioners and relations of parishioners of Kildysart and Coolmeen-Cranny parishes who have died since last November. If you would like to have a loved one included in this Mass you are welcome to contact our pastoral office by telephone or e mail.         

Live-streaming Sunday Mass

  • 11am Mass each Sunday from St Michael’s Church, Kildysart will be live-streamed on the Kildysart Facebook page;
  • 11am Mass each Sunday from the Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey will be live-streamed on the Ballynacally-Lissycasey Facebook page.

Kildysart Parish Accounts 2019

Kildysart Parish Account 2019:

The 2019 parish accounts are available on our parish website or on our Church notice board. If any parishioner has a query you are very welcome to contact Fr Albert McDonnell or the pastoral office.

We wish to thank you for your generous support of our parish. We are especially grateful to our parishioners who use the weekly envelope which allows the parish to avail of the tax refund scheme. We received €12,511.76 from the tax refund scheme in 2019 (without any cost to our parishioners). We now have the additional facility of a donate button on our parish website which allows you to make either a once-off or a recurring donation using your bank card. We carried out essential repairs to our parish Church in 2019 which were funded through our parish raffle and grant aid from Clare County Council.

We wish to thank our parish pastoral and finance councils and our secretary Liza Nagle for their work in caring for our parish finances.

A summary of our 2019 accounts can accessed here

Income 2019€106,960.51Income 2018€52,439.87
Expenses 2019€109,547.92Expenditure 2018€53,814.96
Net Shortfall  2019€2,587.41Net shortfall 2018€1,375.09