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St. Senan’s Church

St. Seanan's Church, KilrushMon-Fri 10.00am
Friday evening 7.30pm
Saturday 10.00 and 7.00
Sunday 10.00am and 12.00 noon

One of the results of Catholic Emancipation was the impressive expansion in church buildings and Kilrush was to prove no different.

Monmore Church

Monmore ChurchSunday 8.30am

Located on the Kilrush – Doonbeg beg road some five miles outside Kilrush. It was while Rev. Sylvester Malone was PP that this church was build in built in 1894.

Construction work on St. Senan’s Church, Kilrush commenced in 1839.  The Church was originally designed by William Owen.  The Belltower and Sacristies were designed by the Gothic Revival Architect J.J McCarthy and were added in 1861 closely followed by the construction of the main entrance in 1862.  Various alterations were undertaken over the following 30 years culminating in the construction of a new high altar in 1891 and the modification of the Sanctuary gable wall to include additional windows.  In 1909 Joseph O’Malley Architect of Limerick was appointed to undertake upgrading works while Ashlin Coleman Architects redesigned the Sanctuary unifying the various changes undertaken over the previous 50 years.  Their design included the present reredos, wall mosaics, marble altar rails, tiled flooring and the proposal to install stained glass in the Sanctuary windows.  Theses proposals were implemented over a number of years and completed circa 1950 following the installation of the first heating system.  Further alterations were made to the Sanctuary in 1971 and 1975 following they second Vatican Council.  In 1987 the transept porches were added by John Saunders Architect.

Major conservation works completed by the local L&M Keating in 2007 under the supervision of Eamon Hedderman Architect were recently commended in the OPUS Architecture and Construction Awards 2007.  St. Senan’s Church is a protected structure of National Importance.


    Youth Ministry

    Are holding a clothing collection over the next few weeks.  Please donate clean clothes, shoes, bed linen, soft toys & handbags.  You can drop the bags into Kilrush Community Centre anytime Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm.

    50/50 Draw

    Congratulations to this weeks winner: David Glynn won 252 euro on Saturday 27th April.  Next draw Saturday 4th May after the 7pm mass.

    Climb Croagh Patrick

    Kilrush Youth Ministry are going to climb Croagh Patrick on Sunday 19th May in aid of Mary’s Meals & Kilrush Youth Ministry.  Sponsorship cards will be available at all masses this weekend for anyone in the parish who is interested…

    Graveyard Masses

    Take place this year from 17th – 21st June @ 7.30pm.  Monday 17th-Churchyard, Tuesday 18th- Kilcarroll, Wednesday 19th- Breaffa, Thursday 20th – Old Shanakyle, Friday 21st – New Shanakyle/All Saints

    Baptismal Course

    The next Baptismal Course takes place on Thursday 2nd May in Kilrush Community Centre.  Anyone wishing to Baptise a baby should contact the parish office @ 0659051093 to book a place.

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