TKA SAMARA Aid Arrives

We have just received the outstanding news that the aid lorries which left Clifden at the end of November have arrived safe and well at the distribution depot in Northern Iraq. The boxes of clothes and blankets which originated in parishes, villages and towns in The West of Ireland will...

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TKA Introduction of Priest in Charge and Installation of Canons

Advent Sunday 2016 saw the beginning of a new chapter in the on-going faith journey of Killala Group pf Parishes when Revd Jennifer McWhirter was Introduced by Bishop Patrick Rooke as their Priest in Charge. The Introduction took place in the context of a Service of Lesson and Carols for...

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Annual National Schools Service

TKA Annual National Schools Service was held in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam on Friday 18th November.   Some 150 pupils and teachers from the five schools in the diocese – Colooney, Ballina, Westport, Galway and Leaffoney – gathered to swap stories, meet and greet each other and have some fun...

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From Irelande With Love

  It started with a picture of a small boy, dazed and bloodied, sitting in an ambulance after an air strike in Aleppo. It ended with almost 3,000 boxes and bags of direct aid leaving Clifden in The West of Ireland for Syria and Iraq. This is the story of...

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Clergy Conference 2016

TKA Annual Clergy Conference took place between the 12th and 14th October. The venue this year was the excellent Armada Hotel at Spanish Point in County Clare. As we pulled into the hotel car park we were greeted by a stunning view over Spanish Point Bay with it’s golden strand...

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Visitor from Kajiado Diocese, Kenya

Killala Cathedral was pleased to welcome the Ven. Naftaly Lemooke from the diocese of Kajiado, Anglican Church of Kenya, as their harvest preacher on Sunday 2nd October. He was accompanied by the Revd Roger Thompson, CMS Ireland Partnership Co-ordinator for Kenya. He brought greetings from the Bishop of Kajiado, the...

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Sunday School Teachers Training Day

Eleven people attended a diocesan training day for Sunday School teachers and helpers at the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris on Saturday 3rd September. We were joined for the day by Lydia Monds and Lynn Storey from the Sunday School Society / Childrens’ Ministry Network. We had an exciting programme...

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Ballisodare Institution

The Institution of the Reverend Dr. Andrew Ison to the Ballisodare Group of Parishes took place in Saint Paul’s Church, Colooney on Thursday 6th October. A packed congregation was led in worship by the Rural Dean, Revd Stephen McWhirter, who had been in charge of the parish during the year...

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Country Gospel Concert in Westport

Legendary Achill man James Kilbane will be in Holy Trinity Church in Westport on Friday October 21 at 8pm with his full band for a great night of Country Gospel Music. The night is a major fundraiser for repairs to this remarkable church, one of the glories of the West...

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