Postponement of Institution to Aughaval ( Westport ) Group of Parishes

DIOCESE OF TUAM, KILLALA & ACHONRY Aughaval Group of Parishes Institution of the Reverend Canon Jen McWhirter Having consulted with the Rector-elect, I have decided that the Institution Service on Friday 3rd April should be held ‘behind closed doors’. The risk involved in bringing a large number of people together...

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Clergy and Reader Quiet Day

The Annual Quiet Day for clergy and readers of TKA was held in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam on 4th March.  As is now our custom, our brothers and sisters from the diocese of Limerick and Killaloe were warmly invited to joined and they did so with enthusiasm. The day began...

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Church of Ireland Guidance in relation to Novel Coronavirus

The following advisory guidelines for the Church of Ireland’s response regarding the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) reflect previous advice provided by the Church as a response to pandemic flu.  The guidelines offer a general framework to parishes, subject to further approval or other advice that may be considered appropriate by the...

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Saint Nicholas’ Galway 700th Anniversary Service.

St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway  700th Anniversary Service  Celebrating St. Nicholas’ Past, Present and Future was held on  Sunday 9th February 2020. Honoured guests included Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland and Mrs. Higgins, and church and civic leaders. Sung by the Parish Choir and Choristers of St. Nicholas’ Schola...

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Saint Nicholas’ Galway 700th Anniversary

It’s a big year for the City of Galway. The European Capital of Culture 2020. Coinciding with this is the 700th Anniversary of our Medieval Treasure. St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church. St Nicholas’ is the church at the heart of the city, with the city and the people at its heart....

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Aughaval Union of Parishes Appointment

The Revd. Canon Jennifer McWhirter, Priest in Charge of Killala Union of Parishes, has been appointed to the Incumbency of Aughaval Union of Parishes comprising the parishes of  Westport, Castlebar, Turlough and Achill. Commenting on her appointment Canon Jen said, “I am looking forward to this new chapter in my...

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