Mass online at Gougane Barra on Sunday 26th

Everyone is invited to join online in prayer with Bishop Fintan Gavin as he celebrates Mass at the Oratory in Gougane Barra on Sunday Sept 27th at 3pm.

Due to Covid19 people cannot travel to Gougane Barra this year for the annual pilgrimage which marks the feast of St. Finbarr (Sept 25th).

Rosary will be prayed at 2.45pm. Mass will commence at 3pm. Join in prayer from home or wherever you are at that time.

St. Finbarr is Patron Saint of Cork City and of the Diocese of Cork. He is believed to have died in 623. Tradition holds that Finbarr was one of a community of monks who established a monastic settlement near the place where the river Lee rises. This is in Gougane Barra in Uibh Laoire parish.

St. Finbarr’s Oratory was built there in the early 1900s on the small island on a lake at Gougane on what has long been a place of pilgrimage and prayer.

St. Finbarr is said to have journeyed to the mouth of the Lee where it meets the sea and established a monastic school around which grew what developed into the city of Cork.

An annual pilgrimage day at Gougane is held on the last Sunday of September. Due to the pandemic, the Mass in broadcast online this year and people will not be able to access the island in person.

Click the play button to go live to Gougane Barra. Then click the small ‘square’ icon on the bottom right corner to go full screen.

First Holy Communion at Enniskeane Church

First Holy Communion day at Enniskeane

Congratulations to the children from St. Mary’s School, Enniskeane and from Ballymoney NS who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday in Enniskeane Church.
May the light of Christ be with them all the days of their lives.

Congratulations Aoife and Derek!

Marriage of Aoife O’Sullivan, Riverview Drive, Ballineen and Derek Power, Co Waterford at Enniskeane Church.

Congratulations and every blessing to Aoife O’Sullivan, Riverview Drive, Ballineen and Derek Power, Co Waterford who celebrated the Sacrament of Marriage at Enniskeane Church on Saturday 19th of September.

Candles for the the couple, their Marriage Candle, and candles lit for both of their fathers who were fondly remembered at the Wedding of Aoife O’Sullivan and Derek Power at Enniskeane Church.

Donate to the parish collections online

One of the impacts of Covid19 is that the traditional ways people used to support their local church and clergy have been taken away from them.

Parishes including ours are setting up new ways which people can use to continue their donations to the parish.

We’re not asking for more money – especially not in these extraordinary times – just offering people a new way to give their usual amount.

An online donation facility has now been added to our parish website. Use a credit card to contribute to the parish collections – either once off or set up a regular donation.

It’s secure, private and confidential. And whatever you donate will be much appreciated. Thank you.

To Donate to any of the collections, click the Donate button.


We welcome to our parish community baby Mikey O’Driscoll Liscroneen who was baptised August 29th 2020

Baptism of baby Mikey Daniel O’Driscoll, Liscroneen, Ballineen, at Enniskeane Church.