Remembrance Sunday in Saint Mary’s Cathedral Tuam

This year, given the significance of 11th November 2018, we had a particular Service of Remembrance in Saint Mary’s Cathedral. With us were the representatives of The Irish U.N. Veterans who, as in past years, laid a wreath in memory of fallen comrades. We also had a contingent from the...

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Recent TKA Appointments

The Venerable Stephen J McWhirter, Incumbent of the Kilmoremoy Union of parishes, Diocese of Killala, and Archdeacon of Killala and Achonry to be also Archdeacon of Tuam   Rev Lynda Peilow, Rector of Galway and Kilcummin (Tuam Diocese) to be also Provost of Tuam in the Chapter of St Mary’s...

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Annual Clergy Conference

The clergy of TKA joined with those of Limerick and Killaloe for our annual get together over a couple of days in October. We continue to forge relationships and build on already strengthening bonds of friendship and a shared sense of ministry in The West as we study together and...

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Farewell to Canon Derek Swann

The clergy of TKA with their spouses gathered in Ballina to wish Revd. Canon Derek Swann and his wife Irene a happy and healthful retirement. After an excellent lunch in the Manor Hotel, a presentation was made to Derek by Archdeacon Stephen McWhirter. Bishop Patrick echoed the sentiments of us...

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The Sacred Path

  The Sacred Path Centre for Spirituality “For in each one of us there exists something far greater than ourselves” The pathway, or journey to the sacred within, has existed throughout time. The search for meaning, understanding and connection and a deeper spiritual connection is a life-long journey. As each...

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TKA Representative Canon Installed in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

The Revd. Canon Jennifer McWhirter, Priest in Charge of Killala Union of Parishes, was installed to the Prebend of  Kilmactalway in The Nation Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick, Dublin as Representative Canon of the Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry on Sunday 23rd September by the Dean, Very Revd. William...

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Full Address of Bishop Patrick Rooke at TKA Synod 2018

Address by the Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, the Rt Rev Patrick Rooke, to his Diocesan Synod on Saturday 22nd September 2018. Choices It is again a pleasure to welcome you all to the Annual Meeting of the Tuam, Killala and Achonry Diocesan Synod and my thanks to the...

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TKA Diocesan Synod 2018

TKA Diocesan Synod was held in St. Mary’s Cathedral and Synod Hall on Saturday 22nd September. But this year was slightly different. Because after The Eucharist TKA launched the first of it’s stated goals associated with the Fresh Expressions/IDLE project – a DVD celebrating all that is good and positive...

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Rector of Galway and Kilcummin Instituted

The Reverend Lynda Peilow was Instituted to the Grouped Parishes of Galway and Kilcummin in St. Nicholas’ Church, Galway on Friday 14th September. St. Nicholas’ was full for the occasion. Parishioners of both Galway and Oughterard were joined by local dignitaries, including the Mayor of Galway Counsellor Neil McNelis, friends...

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Re-dedication of Holy Trinity Errislannan

Many will recall the sense of outrage and deep hurt that descended upon the people of the Clifden area of County Galway generally and the good folk of the Errislannan Peninsula specifically in October 2017 when, one morning, they awoke to find their little church of Holy Trinity had been...

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