Temporary Restricted Webcam View

We apologise for the temporary restricted webcam view which is due to the ongoing work on the tiles. We hope to have this  resolved as quickly as possible.

Tiles for the Aisles – an Update

Work on the restoration of the floor of the Cathedral has started. Work is progressing slowly but steadily as it is an intricate and time-consuming project however, in recent days the first signs of beauty have appeared. Many people of an older generation will remember the original tiles which are now being worked upon to…

Sacramental Preparation 2023-2024

The dates for Sacramental Preparation 2023-2024 are as follows:

Ennis NS

Tuesday 12 September – Communion/Reconciliation

Thursday 14 September – Confirmation

Meetings in Maria Assumpta Hall at 7.30pm


Wednesday 13 September – Communion/Reconciliation

Wednesday 20 September – Confirmation

Meetings in school hall at 7.30pm


Scoil Chríost Rí Cloughleigh

Monday 18 September – All…

India Day in Clare

On Sunday 3rd September, Bishop Fintan joined with Fr Joy and the Indian Community in celebrating India Day in Clare in St Flannan’s College. On the day Indians of all faiths and traditions gathered to celebrate their culture and county.

Ascension Magnets

A fridge magnet of The Ascension scene, as portrayed behind the altar in the Cathedral, is now on sale at the Parish Office at a cost of €3 for 1 or €5 for 2. All proceeds to the Tiles for the Aisles Appeal for the Cathedral Renovations. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Changes at the Friary

Following a recent Chapter of Friars, we bid farewell to Frs. Ailbe and Paschal and we welcome back to Ennis Frs. Hugh, Liam, and David.
Fr. Paschal McDonnell is from Tyrone and has been a member of the Fraternity here in Ennis for the past six years. We thank Fr. Paschal for his ministry…

Cathedral Day

As work continues on the cathedral, it is interesting to note that on Monday 4th September 181 years ago, Dean Terence O’Shaughnessy celebrated the first mass in the cathedral. On the same date 118 years ago, Bishop Michael Fogarty was consecrated Bishop of Killaloe in the cathedral and on his death in 1955 was buried…

Provincial Chapter of Franciscan Friars

The past week has seen a gathering of Franciscan Friars from Ireland and Britain at Dromantine Retreat Centre Co Down for the Provincial Chapter of Friars. A time of prayer and discernment where friars elect their new Leadership Team.
We congratulate Fr Aidan McGrath who was re-elected as Provincial and his new Vicar is…

St. Anthony Brief Magazine

The latest edition of St Anthony Brief Magazine is available for sale in both the Cathedral and Friary. Your €2 supports the work of the Franciscan Friars and the magazine helps spread devotion to St. Anthony.

Congratulations to Fr Paschal Hanrahan

Ennis parishioner and Killaloe diocesan Priest, Fr Paschal Hanrahan Head Chaplain of the Irish Defence Forces, is currently serving as Chaplain with the 122nd IrishPol Batt on UNIFIL.
Today  Friday 11th August he was presented with the Peacekeepers Medal and the UNIFIL  by Lt Col Cathal Keohane OC IrishPol Batt.
We congratulate Paschal…