Contact Details

Parish Priest:Fr. Seamus Bohan. P.P.
Address: Tynagh, Loughrea, Co. Galway
Telephone: (090) 9745113
Mobile: (087) 2304493
Email: tynaghkilleen@gmail.com
Diocese: Clonfert

History

There are two churches in the Parish of Tynagh and Killeen. Saint Laurence's Church, Tynagh and The Sacred Heart Church, Killeen, formally known as St Corban's Catholic Church, Killeen South, Ballyshrule, Ballinasloe. Our Lady of Kilcorban and Our Lady of Tynagh span 800 years of Christian devotion. Our Lady of Kilcorban is an old wood carving originating west of the Shannon about 1200 AD. In the 15th century it had its own chapel in the Dominican Priory, Kilcorban. Our Lady of Kilcorban is the oldest known wooden statue of its kind in Ireland, currently in the Clonfert Museum in Loughrea. Tynagh was famous for its lead and zinc mine which was a hive of activity in the 1970s but closed in 1980.

Weekend Mass Times

Killeen Church:Saturday evening at 8pm
Tynagh Church:Sunday morning at 11.00am

Weekday Mass Times

Monday:Tynagh 9.30am
Tuesday:Killeen 9.30am
Wednesday:Tynagh 8.00pm
Thursday:Killeen 9.30am
Friday:Tynagh 9.30am (First Friday Tynagh at 8.00pm)

Baptisms

Contact Fr Seamus Bohan, to book your child's Baptism. A Pre Baptismal Programme must be completed before the Baptismal Ceremony. The programme takes place in the Day Care Centre, Portumna on the second Tuesday of each month from 8.30 to 9.30pm. To book a date contact Fr Seamus.

Marriages

Contact Fr Seamus Bohan, to book your Church Wedding. Three months notice must be given to the Church. Three months notice must also be given to the State Registrar. A Pre Marriage Course with Accord must also be booked. Each person getting married will need a current Baptismal Certificate,, Confirmation Certificate, Letter of Freedom and a Pre Nuptial Enquiry Form completed by your priest.

House Stations

House Stations take place twice yearly, in the Spring and the Autumn. Autumn 2014 Station list published on the Parish newsletter of weekend 27th/28th September. To book your station date phone Fr Seamus as soon as possible on 0872304493. Spring Stations 2015 take place during Lent. You can now book your date.

Confessions

Before Mass on First Fridays or by contacting the Parish Priest at any time. Penitential Rites before Easter and Christmas.

Parish Newsletter

To submit a notice for the Parish newsletter or order a Baptismal Cert, Confirmation Cert or Letter of Freedom, forward your details to the Parish email address. Newsletter notices should be submitted by 12 noon on Fridays.

Dates for 2015 Calendar

Tynagh and Killeen Confirmation:Sunday, 3rd May at 11am in Tynagh Church
Tynagh and Killeen First Holy Communion:Saturday, 23rd May at 11am in Tynagh Church

Parish Cemetery Masses 2015

Tynagh Cemetery Mass:Friday 12th June at 8pm
Kilcorban Cemetery Mass:Date not available yet.

Parish Pastoral Council

Chairperson:Thomas Moran
Secretary:Raymond Killeen
Each Station Village has an elected representative on the Pastoral Council.

Primary Schools in the Parish

Tynagh N.S.:Phone 090 9745438
Killeen N.S.:Phone 090 9741884

Parish Choirs

Tynagh Church Choir Leader:Anna Donoghue
Killeen Church Choir Leader:Mona Eames

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