Priests: Fr. John Garvey, Fr. Dan O'Donovan, Fr Colm Allman. 
Tel: (090) 9643916.

Christianity reached the parish of Ballinasloe as early as the time of Saint Patrick when Saint Grellan was consecrated by him and established his foundation in Kilclooney. Saint Raoilin established his church in Creagh. Kilclooney and Creagh became parishes after the Synod of Kells in 1152. The foundation stone of the present Saint Michael's church was laid in 1852 and Our Lady of Lourdes church was dedicated on August 18, 1931


Parish of Kilclooney & Creagh

Sunday, March 1ST – 2nd SUNDAY of lent (B) 2015

Tel (090) 9643916 – Fax (090) 9642116.


Mass Intentions this week  :  St. Michael’s. (Monday/Friday )

Morning: 8a.m                                                          Evening:  6p.m.                                                    

Mon: Mary Kate & Mtn Holohan, Perssepark.  Peggy Riddell, Derrymullen

Tues: Personal Intention.                                     Anna Fahy, Moher.   

Wed: Ann Byrne, Duggan Avenue.                   Dec mem O’Beirne Fam, Dunlo St.

Thur: Personal Intention.                                    Cian Comerford, Galway.

Fri:    David, Mgt & Patk Duignam, Dunlo St.  Anna Theresa Timosa Quinn  
Sat. 10.a.m.   Della Hickey, St. Joseph’s Place (M.M.)    

SUNDAY, MARCH 8th    First Mass of; Sat. 7p.m.

                           Timothy Creavin, Shralea.                      

9a.m.         Cormac Ryan, Derrymullen.        

11a.m.       Mary & John Dowd, St. Brendan’s & grandson Ronan.         

12.15p.m.   Phil Gilligan, Mackney 

Our Lady Of Lourdes, Creagh:  (Monday/Friday) 10a.m. 


Mon: Sean Downey, Cuilleen.               Tues:  Dec mem Burke Fam, Kilaltenagh  

Wed: Pakie, Nora & dec mem Silke      Thur:  Personal Intention.
          Family, St. Ml’s Square. 
Fri:    Personal Intention.
Sat: 12 noon:   Eddie Murray, Kilclooney (M.M.)

SUNDAY, MARCH 8th:    First Mass of; Sat 6.30p.m.

                          Leo Croffy, Creagh.

10.30a.m.    Kevin & Kath Higgins, Kilgarve & Cathy Kenna.


ROSARY & BENEDICTION: every Sunday @ 7p.m. in St. Ml’s Church

ADORATION:on Thur. from 6.20-9p.m. First Friday: after 8a.m. Mass until 7p.m.. Please sign name on list in Church Porch.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: (Friday, March 6th @ 8p.m.). Rehearsal for World Day of Prayer in St. Michael’s Church on Tuesday, March 3rd @ 8p.m.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA ROSARY: 1st Saturday of the month @ Our Lady’s Grotto @ 5.30p.m. in St. Grellan’s Tce. All welcome

ALTAR SOCIETY: March: John & Nuala Boland.

LENTEN STATIONS: continue until Friday, March 27th.   Anyone interested in taking a Station Mass please contact: 9643916.

LENTEN ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT GATHERING 2015:Jesus’ Parables: Food for the Lenten Journey” in Gullane’s - Sun, March 8th from 2.30-5.30p.m.

MASS: for deceased members of B’sloe Golf Club in Clubhouse on Sat. March 7th @ 8.15p.m. All welcome. 

“HELP COUPLES MAKE THEIR DREAM COME TRUE”  ACCORD-the Diocesan Agency for Marriage & the Family seek group workers for its Pre-Marriage Education Service. Contact: (090)9643573 or Closing date for application forms is April 20th.

MAKING MARRIAGE WORK: Healing Day, Emmanuel House on Sat 7th March. Details: (057) 9151552 or email:

TRATH na gCEIST: Boird Bunscoileanna – Ostan Gullane’s – De Ceadaoin 4/3/15 ag 7p.m. Eagraithe ag Conradh na Gaeilge.

B’SLOE GAA: Fundraising Clothing Recycling Drive: Mar. 13, 20th (7-9p.m.) Mar 21st (11a.m.-12p.m). Details: Mary (087) 2623204 / Kitty (087) 2203710 before Mar 21st

CREAGH NEIGHBOUR WATCH: AGM in Training Centre, Creagh Road on Mon 2nd @ 8.30p.m. All welcome Thanks: for donation to Newsletter

B’SLOE LIBRARY: host Galway Ensemble in Residence, the ConTempo Quartet on Wed. 4th March @ 1p.m. Adm is free – all welcome.

GAMBLERS ANON: started in B’sloe. Meetings: every Tuesday 7.30-9p.m. in GELS Rooms-entry archway behind Credit Union. Confidential tel no: (086) 349445

B’SLOE CAMOGIE:  Registration on Wed. 3rd in Ard Scoil Mhuire Sec School from 7-8p.m. Also clothes/textiles collection taking place Sat. March 7th @ 10a.m. in Ard Scoil Mhuire. Tel: Diane (087) 7655357 if you need items collected.

TABLE QUIZ: Creagh parents Assoc fundraiser on Friday, 6th March @ 8.30p.m. in The Countryman. €40 per team of 4. Please support.

B’SLOE IRISH KIDNEY ASSOC: Committee meeting in Gullane’s on Monday 2nd @ 8p.m. re 2015 Collection. All welcome. Tel: (087)1388231.

THANKS: to all who supported/helped Alzheimer’s Collection: €1,474.12 total.

B’SLOE MUSICAL SOCIETY: The Addams Family:Tues 10th – Sat 14th @ 8p.m. nightly. Matinee on Sat 14th @ 2p.m.Tickets from: Credit Union, G. Stronge’s

& Town Hall Theatre. Tel: (083) 1085544.

EAST GALWAY & MIDLANDS CANCER SUPPORT: Bowel Cancer Support meet @ 7.30p.m. - Tues. 3rd. Details: (087)9840304; Holistic Bioenergy on Wed 6th by appointment only: Tel: 9642088.

B’SLOE ACTIVE RETIREMENT: meet in Gullane’s on Wed.4th @ 3p.m.

Speaker arranged – new members welcome.

R.I.P.  Kathleen Ward, Clonown (aunt of Mary Costello, Kilclooney); Nellie Morris, England (sister of Mary Coffey, St. Jos. Place & late Tommy Fallon, Sarsfield Rd).

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT: Ex 20:1-17 (shorter form 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17). Ps 18:8-11, R/ Jn 6:68. 1 Cor 1:22-25,Jn 2:13-25. Lect 1:251.




  Parish of Kilclooney & Creagh

Sunday, FEBRUARY 22ND – 7TH SUNDAY O.T (B) 2015

Tel (090) 9643916 – Fax (090) 9642116.


Mass Intentions this week:  St. Michael’s. (Monday/Friday )

Morning: 8a.m                                                           Evening:  6p.m.                                                    

Mon: Tom & Hilda Fitzgerald, Caltra.      John Bob McDonnell, Belfield, Ballygill

Tues: Bob Horgan & McDonnell Fam,     Tommy McDonnell, 2, St. Ml’s Place


 Wed: Paddy & Kitty Keighery, St. Brendan’s.  Biddy & Dan Dowd, St. Grellan’s. 

Thur: Personal Intention.                           Joe Carr, Hymany Park 

Fri:    Mary Ward, Roscommon.               John Corcoran, 2 Meadowbrook Drive.  

Sat. 10.a.m. Michael Gorman, Ashfield Drive (M.M.)      


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 29th:   First Mass of; Sat. 7p.m.

                      Michael Geoghegan, Brackernagh                      

9a.m.     Tommie & Alice Costello, Msgr Wade & Paddy Donnellan          

11a.m.   Colman & Nancy Hernon, Brackernagh.             
12.15p.m. Lil & Tom Tierney.   

Our Lady Of Lourdes, Creagh:  (Monday/Friday) 10a.m. 


Mon:  Personal Intention.               Tues:  Frank & Sinead Treacy, Cloncoran Hse    

Wed:  Luke & dec mem Lohan Fam. Thur: Dec mem O’Hara Fam, Church St. 

Fri:     Adrian Jordan, Derrymullen.
Sat: 12 noon:   Bridget Carr, Laurencetown. (M.M.)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 29th:    First Mass of; Sat 6.30p.m.

                       Brendan & dec mem Kelly Family, Castlepark  

10.30a.m.    Andy Cahalan, Cloneen.

ROSARY & BENEDICTION: every Sunday @ 7p.m. in St. Ml’s Church

ADORATION:on Thur. from 6.20-9p.m.


Tuesday, Feb 24th @ 8p.m.  All welcome. 

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOC: monthly meeting on Tues 24th @ 7.30p.m. in Gullane’s Hotel

CHECK OUT: // Lenten Reflections.

LENTEN STATIONS: continue until Friday, March 27th.   Anyone interested in taking a Station Mass please contact: 9643916.

CENTERING PRAYER: Tuesday 24th Feb. @ 7p.m. in Family Centre, Brackernagh. Segment 5 “The Meaning of Suffering”. All welcome.

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE: Weekend support programme for people who have suffered the loss of a spouse by death/separation/divorce. 6-8th March @ Esker Retreat Centre, Athenry. Details: Mary (087) 9384445.

SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER: Holy Hour on Tues 24th @ 7p.m. in Franciscan Convent. All welcome.

PILGRIMAGES:  Trip to Holy Land with Fr. Benny McHale - June 8-19th. Contact Fr. Benny McHale @ (091) 844227.   To Malta with Fr. D. McInerney - 24th Sept (7 nights). Limited availability. Details tel: Society Travel 9645350.

CHRISTIAN MINDFULNESS with Br. Michael Hendrick on Sat 7th March from 10a.m.-4p.m. in Esker Retreat Centre. Tel: (091) 844007 /

LENTEN ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT GATHERING 2015:Jesus’ Parables: Food for the Lenten Journey” in Gullane’s Hotel on Sunday, March 8th from 2.30-5.30p.m. All most welcome.

GIRLS GAELIC F/BALL: Girls U 8 & U 10’s resume on Mon 23rd @ 6.30p.m. in Emerald Ballroom. Wear warm tracksuit & runners. Bring drink & €2 towards cost of hall. Suitable for girls born from 2005 – 2008.

SHENANIGANS ART GROUP: host “Poetry Reading Session” in Egan’s Bar on Wed 25th @ 9p.m. Bring your own favourite poem or just listen & enjoy – no charge.


Frontiers in Cancer Care for 2015” by Prof Maccon Keane, medical oncologist, UCHG on Monday 23rd @ 7.30p.m. in Shearwater Hotel.

OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS: Draft Flood Maps on display (incl River Suck down to confluence with the Shannon). A Public Consultation Day on Thur 26th in B’sloe Civic Office:12p.m.-7.30p.m. Come along or check   

B’SLOE GAA Mass for deceased members in Clubhouse on Fri Feb. 27th @ 7p.m.

BOUTIQUE POP-UP EVENT: in Hayden’s Hotel on Sat 28th from 10a.m.-5p.m. in aid of B’sloe Meals & Wheels Service. Please support.

TOWN HALL THEATRE: Fri 27th: Hangover 3 @ 9.15p.m.; Sat 28th @ 4p.m. Mr Peabody & Sherman; 8.30p.m. Boyhood. Pleas support.

B’SLOE CAMOGIE: U 10 & U12 training on Wed eve-indoor @ 6.30p.m. in Ard Scoil Mhuire. Tel: Ruairi (087) 1314423; Registration: Wed 25th & Wed. March 3rd in Ard Scoil Mhuire: 7-8p.m. Also clothes/textiles collection taking place soon. Tel: Diane (087) 7655357 if you need items collected.

 R.I.P.  John Cahill, Brackernagh; Rosaleen Burgoyne, 23, Hymany Park.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT: Gn 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18. Ps 115:10, 15-19, R/Ps 114:9. Rm 8:31-34. Mk 9:2-10. Lect 1:225.

TROCAIRE: Remember to take home your Trocaire Box today and welcome young Mahlet into your home and prayer.






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