Churches and Services in Kenmare and the Kenmare Area.
Kenmare : Holy Cross and St. Patricks Church
Templenoe : Our Lady of the Assumption
Blackwater : Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Holy Cross Kenmare
Holy Cross was consecrated in 1864.
It was built by Fr. John O’Sullivan who is buried in front of Our Lady’s altar. The Architect was Charles Hansom. It is locally believed that Fr. O’Sullivan topped the spire of the church with a cock to crow over the local landlord’s agent, whose office was in the Square and had refused him a site for the church.
The most notable internal features of the building are the ornate chancel, the organ and the carved roof (the wood for which came from the Black Forest in Germany).
Holy Cross Masses :
Monday – Saturday : 10.00am
Saturday Vigil: 8.00pm
Sunday: 9.30am and 12 noon
Holydays of Obligation – as announced.
Priests: Very Rev. Tom Crean, Parish Priest and Fr. Liam Lovell, C.C.
The Presbytery, Kenmare
Tel. 064 6641352
Fax. 064 6641925
Templenoe , Greenane (4 miles on the Sneem Road)
Our Lady of the Assumption
First Friday: 8.00pm
Holy days of Obligation same as Sunday Mass Time.
Blackwater, Direendaragh (18 Miles from Kenmare)
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
First Thursday: 8.00pm
Holy days of Obligation same as Sunday Mass Time
St.Patricks Church (Protestant)
is the principal church in the Union of Kenmare and Dromod, a parish which extends from Kilgarvan, 11 km east of Kenmare through Sneem, Caherdaniel, Waterville and Valentia to Cahirsiveen and has 4 churches. The congregation includes Presbyterians, Methodists, Lutherans and others as well as Anglicans.
St Patrick’s church was consecrated and dedicated to St Patrick on 31 August 1858 to replace the church at Killowen (built in 1811), the ruins of which can be seen 800 meters from the town to the right of the Kilgarvan road.
Everyone is welcomed to share in our worship at St Patrick, Kenmare and the Church of the Transfiguration, Sneem. Our monthly service pattern seeks to offer a varied range of worship styles – with Christ at the centre of each and every one. We hope that every month, there will be at least one form of service which people feel is the most appropriate for their personal approach to expressing their thanksgiving and praise to God – but we also remember that if we would like to be joined by others with varying opinions in our ‘preferred’ worship service, we should be prepared to join them too, in theirs.
Key: HC: Holy Communion (BCP)
CFC: Church Family Communion
MP: Morning Prayer
St. Patrick, Kenmare
1st 3rd, 4th Sundays 1200 HC/MP
2nd Sunday 1200 CFC 1800 Evensong
5th Sunday 1200 HC/MP 1800 Evening Meditation
Sunday Worship Service (and Children’s Church) takes place at 11.00 am.
Midweek Fellowship & Bible Study on Tuesday at 8pm.
Open House for coffee on Wednesday from 10am – 12noon.
Rev. Laurence Graham (064-6631613)