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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
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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.
Ploughing Match 2023 – Ploughing a Prayerful Path The annual ploughing championship takes place this week, Tuesday to...
The Month's Mind Mass for Bishop Séamus Freeman, SAC, will take place in St Mary's Cathedral on Sunday October 16th at...
The funeral mass for Bishop Emeritus Séamus Freeman, SAC, took place in St Mary's Cathedral on Friday 26th August....
Requiem Mass for Most Rev Dr Séamus Freeman, SAC, will be celebrated by Bishop Nulty, Diocesan Administrator, at 12...
Bishop Nulty pays tribute to Bishop Séamus Freeman SAC following his death...Bishop Nulty Statement 20_8_22
It is with sadness we announce the death of Most Rev. Séamus Freeman, Bishop Emeritus of Ossory. Bishop Freeman died...