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Nestled in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny St Mary’s Parish, similar to the other three parishes of the city, serves the people of its geographic area and those who regularly worship in the Cathedral. From Friary Street to the River Breagagh the parish embraces the heart of the ancient city: High Street, Parliament Street and the Watergate, Abbey Street and James Street; ancient laneways that carry names of yesteryear; squares and greens, streets which remember heroes Emmet and Parnell, saints like Dominic and Francis, churchmen such as Murphy and Cavanagh; from the River Nore westward to the townlands of Clonmoran and Poulgour, Drakelands and Castleinch. The parish is the smallest of the four city parishes.
Friends of St Mary’s Cathedral
Celebrating your Marriage
in St Mary’s Cathedral
Join a long list of couples who have exchanged their vows in the beautiful church of St Mary’s and become part of the story of our cathedral. For more details, please view the information page
Sunday & Holy Days Vigil Mass – Saturday
Capuchin Friary: 5:40 pm
Black Abbey: 6:10 pm
The Cathedral: 11:00 am, 5:30 pm
Capuchin Friary: 10:30 am (Mass as Gaeilge), 12 noon
Black Abbey: 10:00 am, 12 noon, 6:00 pm
Monday – Friday
The Cathedral: 9:00 am
Capuchin Friary: 10:30 am and 5:40 pm
The Black Abbey: 10 am, 1:10 pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation
First Saturday of the Month in the Cathedral or by appointment
On the occasion of a funeral the 9am weekday Mass will be celebrated in The Cathedral.
The 8th December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and a Holy Day of Obligation. We celebrate Mary, who, from...
The Chapter House Gift Shop is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 5pm during the month of December. A large selection of...
The annual Remembrance Mass will take place in St Mary’s Cathedral on November 21st at 7.30pm, the Feast of the...
Coverage of the announcement of the new Bishop of Ossory on October 28th in St Mary's Cathedral in the Observer...
Mgr Niall Coll was appointed by Pope Francis as Bishop of Ossory on Friday 28th October, the Feast of SS Simon and...
CBS Secondary School Students greet the new bishop. Fr Dan Bollard, PP VF, welcomes Mgr Coll at St Mary's Cathedral....