Category Archives: Parish

Kildysart Show Results 2022

We congratulate the organisers of the 2022 Kildysart Agricultural Show. This year the show celebrated its 80th anniversary and there was a wonderful display of horses, cattle, sheep and other livestock in the field, in addition to the display of fruit, flowers, baking and so much else in the indoor section.

The Cup winners were

The prize winners for the 2022 show are listed below.

Salesian Celebration – 11 September 2022

Celebration of the Centenary of the Salesian Sisters in Ireland
Sunday, 11 September 2022

The Salesian Sisters arrived in Ireland in 1920. Their ministry was especially focused on the education and care of the young. The Sisters through their presence in Cahercon were a central part of our community for many decades and that friendship continues today.

To commemorate their centenary and celebrate the Sister’s contribution to our community, Bishop Fintan Monahan will preside at Mass in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am on Sunday, 11 September 2022. Many of the Sisters who lived in Cahercon will be present and there will be an opportunity after Mass to chat to the Sisters. Everyone, especially past pupils and friends of the Sisters, is welcome to attend the celebration.

In preparation for the centenary Mass, we hope to form a pastoral area choir drawn from all four parishes in Radharc na nOileán (Ballynacally-Lissycasey, Coolmeen-Cranny, Kildysart and Labasheeda-Kilmurry McMahon). Julianne Woods who was musical director for our Columban celebration in 2018, will once again direct the choir. Everyone, singers and instrumentalists alike, is most welcome to take part. A background in liturgical music is not required.

We propose meeting for rehearsals in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on the following dates and times:

• Friday, 26 August 7.30pm- 9pm
• Saturday, 27 August 10am-11.30am
• Tuesday, 30 August 7.30pm- 9pm
• Saturday, 3 September 10am-11.30am
• Friday, 9 September 7.30pm- 9pm
• Saturday, 10 September 10am-11.30am

The suggested programme of Music for the Mass is:

• Processional- Faithful is the Lord composed by Liam Lawton

• St Patrick’s Mass setting composed by Liam Lawton

• Psalm 117 – Go out to All the World

• Offertory- Instrumental TBC

• Communion – The Last Supper composed by Bernard Sexton

• Sacrament Most Holy arr and verses composed by Ian Callinan

• Recessional- As I kneel before you

Weddings in 2022


Aoife and David on their wedding day.

We congratulate Aoife Murtagh, Lacknashannagh and David Hayes, Craghera who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 9 July 2022.

May the Lord continue to bless Aoife and David as they live out in love the promises that they have exchanged.



For weddings in 2021 and previous years please click here

Kildysart Cemetery Mass – Friday, 1 July

Mass for the faithful departed will be celebrated in Kildysart cemetery at 8pm on Friday, 1 July 2022.

Parish Accounts 2021

Kildysart 2021 Parish Accounts are available below and on our Church notice board.

If any parishioner has a query you are very welcome to contact Fr Albert McDonnell or our pastoral office. We 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 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 are also grateful to the people who contributed to our special fund raising campaign for the maintenance of our parish Church.

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

First Holy Communion – Confirmation 2022

We congratulate the young people from Kildysart primary school who received the sacrament of confirmation in St Mi h Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 4 June 2022.
We thank and congratulate their parents and teachers and all who walk with our children along the journey of faith.
May the Holy Spirit guide and protect all who receive the sacrament of confirmation.


We congratulate the children who received Holy Communion for the first time on Saturday, 21 May 2022 in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.
May the Lord continue to bless the children together with their parents, families, teachers and all who walk with them in faith.

St Patrick’s Day 2022

Mass for the Feast of St Patrick will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am on Thursday, 2021.
During Mass we will bless the babies baptised in Kildysart during 2021 together with their parents and families.
After Mass we will have a short concert of Irish, song, music and dance.
Mass will be live streamed on this page and may also be viewed on the Kildysart parish webcam.

Walk with the People of the Ukraine

Ash Wednesday – 2 March 2022

Mass including the blessing and distribution of ashes will be celebrated on Ash Wednesday (March 2) at 7pm in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.

Synodal Pathway – Online Survey

Christmas in Radharc na nOileán

Feast of All Saints, Monday 1 November.

Mass for the Feast of All Saints on Monday, 1 November will be celebrated in our pastoral area at the following times.
Ballycorick- 9.30am
Cranny – 9.30am
Lissycasey- 9.30am & 7pm
Labasheeda- 9.30am
Kilmurry – 11am
Kildysart- 11am
Coolmeen -7pm.
This feast celebrates all those who have gone before us in faith and are now with the Lord in eternity. Where they have gone we hope to follow.


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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

The Faithful Departed

Prayers for our departed loved one will be offered in our cemetaries during the month of November. In Kildysart we will visit the cemetery and have a moment of prayer after 11am Mass on Sunday 4 November. Mass for the Feast of All Souls (2 November) will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church at 8pm.

A November Mass of remembrance for all our parishioners who died during the last year will be celebrated in Kildysart on Sunday 25 November at 11am.

In Coolmeen/Cranny parish we will visit the cemetaries on Sunday 18 November. Our moment of prayer will take place in Cranny cemetery at 3pm and in Kilfidane cemetery at 3.45pm. Mass for the Feast of All Souls (2 November) will be celebrated in Cranny Church at 10am.