Death of Bridie O’Mahony (née Cronin) Main Street, Enniskeane


O’MAHONY (Enniskeane): On August 21st 2019, in the wonderful care of the staff at Bushmount Nursing Home, Clonakilty, Bridie (née Cronin) dearly loved wife of the late Paddy and beloved mother of Declan and Maria.
Very deeply regretted by her loving family, son-in-law Emmanuel, daughter-in-law Patricia, adored grandchildren, brother John (Chicago), brother-in-law Jerry, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
May she rest in peace.

Reposing at O’Mahony’s Funeral Home, Enniskeane on Thursday (22nd) from 7pm, followed by removal at 8.00pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Enniskeane.

Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon. Burial after in the adjoining cemetery.

Station Masses Autumn 2019

It’s time to plan and pray our Autumn Station Masses in the parish.

The first Station Mass is on this Friday August 23rd at the home of Maureen Walsh for Kilmoylerane, Maulrour, Killeens and Crohane. (Please note that this Mass is at 6pm.)

Others that are arranged so far:-

  • Sept 5th at 12n: John and Mary T Crowley, Hollyhill;
  • Sept 6th at 7.30pm: Brian and Liz Coomey, Ballyvoige;
  • Sept 20th at 7.30pm: Margaret Hurley, Aherlick;
  • Sept 27th at 7.30pm: Sheila O’Neill, Ballinard;
  • Oct 11th at 7.30pm; Tim and Mary Coffey, Shanaway;
  • Oct 18th at 7.30pm: Con and Aileen McCarthy, Derrimilleen;

If you’d like to arrange the date and time for your Station Mass (or to inquire if there one planned for your area), please contact the parish office.

All Mass times resume on Aug 31st

Our summer Mass schedule in collaboration with neighbouring parishes concludes on Aug 24th/25th.

From Saturday August 31st, our Vigil Masses are:-

  • 6 pm at Ahiohill
  • 7.30 pm at Enniskeane

From Sunday September 1st, our Mass times are:-

  • 10.30 am at Castetown Kinneigh
  • 12 noon at Enniskeane

Talk on History of stained glass windows in West Cork churches

Most of us see stained glass windows in our churches but do we really look at them? How are they made? Who made them? What do they mean? What do they tell us about our past?
Enniskeane Parish with Coppeen Historical and Archaeological Society hosts an illustrated talk on church stained glass windows in St. Joseph’s Church, Castletown Kinneigh, on Wed. May 8th at 8pm.

Finola Finlay and Robert Harris (Photo by Shay Huntston)


The talk will be given by Finola Finlay, an archaeologist and historian with a particular interest in stained glass. She has studied, photographed and recorded many of the stained glass windows in West Cork where she has made her home. With her husband, Robert Harris, Finola co-authors the blog roaringwaterjournal.com.
Her talk will include the history of some of the wonderful windows in our own churches.
Suggested donation €5, free to CHACS members and children.

HOLY WEEK 2019 in our parish


Holy Thursday (18th)

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm at Enniskeane Church. 

(A Holy Hour of Prayer at the Altar of Repose will follow shortly after Mass.)

Good Friday (19th)

12 noon: Ahiohill: Stations of the Cross.

3 pm: Castletown Kinneigh: Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (and Holy Communion)

8 pm: Stations of the Cross in Enniskeane church. 

This prayer time includes unveiling of our parish Good Friday Cross.

(Collection for the maintenance of the Holy Places at all ceremonies today.)

Holy Saturday (20th)

12–1pm: Confessions in Enniskeane Church

7pm: Ahiohill: First Mass of Easter. 

9pm: Enniskeane: Easter Vigil Mass.

Easter Sunday (21st)

10:30am Mass at Castletown 

12 noon Mass at Enniskeane.

Enrolment open for parish young people’s choir

Cór na nÓg Inis Céin youth choir is resuming rehearsals on Monday night September 17th in Enniskeane Church from 7.15pm to 8.00pm. 

Newcomers are welcome from First class upwards and including post-primary school students. We already have a large group of boys and girls in the choir and they sing approximately once a month accompanying Mass. 

Any child under 8 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at practices. Enrolment form is available at the link below and can be brought to any of the practices. 

2018 Cór na nÓg Form v3