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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.
Mass each morning (Monday to Friday) will be celebrated in The Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Mass on Saturday (9am) and...
Archbishop Dermot Farrell returned to Kilkenny on 9th November for an evening of celebration with the priests and...
Four children from Mother of Fair Love School celebrated First Holy Communion on Saturday, 6th November. Daniel, Jack,...
The Irish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies, formerly known as World Missions Ireland, is being rebranded as...
Bishop Nulty, the Diocesan Administrator, launched the local synodal process in St Mary’s Cathedral on October 17th at...
The Diocesan Draw is in it’s fifth year and is a very valuable source of support for the work carried out in the...