Carrigallen Co.Leitrim Ireland

Carrigallen Parish

St. Mary’s Church, Carrigallen, Co.Leitrim

The original Church (in medieval times) was located in Bredagh on a rocky area at the edge of the town, now part of the Church of Ireland graveyard. Records show that in 1770, a mud-walled chapel was built in the townland of Cornaughty and was in use until 1839. A plaque was erected on this site in Jubilee year 2000. Subsequently, another chapel was built in the townland of Mullinadara but was demolished in a storm. The parish priest at that time was Fr. Patrick Magauran who was a native of Carrigallen decided on the building of the present St. Mary’s Church on a raised area just outside the town. In was built in 1846 and is cruciform in shape with gothic windows. Many renovations have been carried out over the years including re-roofing in 1931 and complete re-decoration in 2018.

The parish of Carrigallen, including Drumeela and Drumreilly, is located in South Leitrim and forms part of the Diocese of Kilmore. It’s tucked in between Longford, Cavan and Ballinamore. The Church areas of Carrigallen and Drumeela were one parish and then joined by Drumreilly Church area in 1972. Drumreilly was a parish in its own right until 1969 when it was amalgamated with Lower Drumreilly and Corlough. The three Churches in the parish are dedicated to St. Mary. The village of Newtowngore and the town of Carrigallen are part of our parish.

Mass Times - Carrigallen Parish

Monday 10.00 am
Tuesday 7.30 pm
Wednesday 10.00 am
Friday 10.00 am
Sunday 11.15 am

Weekly Eucharistic Adoration
Tuesday 7:30 pm To Monday 10.00 pm
Wednesday  10:30 am to 11:30 am

Fr. John Mc Mahon P.P.,
Parochial House,
Carrigallen,
Co. Leitrim
H12 R257.

Landline: 049-4339610
Mobile: 086-2126582
E-mail: [email protected]

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