Welcome to St. Mary of the Visitation Church, Killybegs

LIVE STREAMING NOTICE: If you have difficulty accessing our live streaming through the website, go directly to mcnmedia.tv and follow the sequence country/county/churches to get to Killybegs. We are trying to sort out a temporary problem that you may have encountered. (16th February 2021).

‘The Blessing of Graves’ video of Thursday 30th July 2020

and ‘The Blessing of Boats August 2020’ video

are available on killybegsonline.org

The Coronavirus Pandemic: updated January 2021

In accordance with Government directives and Diocesan norms the following arrangements are in place:

Masses are celebrated behind closed doors.

Everyone is dispensed from the Sunday obligation.

· All Masses are streamed live. Go to the parish website:

killybegsparish.com to get a link

              or go to mcnmedia.tv

Masses at the following times:

Monday 10am

Tuesday 10am

Thursday 10am

Friday 10am

Saturday 7pm

Sunday 11am

The church will be open at the usual times 8am – 7pm for private prayer but subject to the Government’s very strict limits on movement and health directives. Use the hand sanitiser on entering and leaving.


Baptisms to be arranged pending easing of restrictions.

Funeral Mass may be conducted in the Church with no more than 10 family representatives, as per Covid-19 guidelines. This is a difficult one for families of loved ones who have died. This Funeral Mass would be live-streamed.

The Parish Newsletter will be available in the church and online as usual.

· With the present restrictions on movement, it’s vitally important that we take every precaution to protect ourselves and others from the Coronavirus.

We pray for all of you, especially those who are unwell and all who are caring for them. We are indebted to all health workers and to all frontline workers

· The Parish Office is operational by phone 074 9731013 and by email info@killybegsparish.com and Ann O’Donnell, Parish Secretary, can be contacted outside office hours on: 0876735139

May you live this day                                                                       

Compassionate of heart,                                                                   

Gentle in word,                                                                                                             

Gracious in awareness,                                                                                           

Courageous in thought,                                                                                         

Generous in love.


The parish of Killybegs, Na Cealla Beaga, (The Little Cells, The Little Churches) has probably existed since medieval times in common with many other parishes in the ancient See of Raphoe. “The origin and position of ‘The Little Churches’ from which this parish derives its name are nowhere explained in ecclesiastical history or on the biographies of our saints. Tradition presents the village as dedicated to St Catherine as its patron when the ‘Little Churches’ or monastic ‘cells’ were first erected on its peaceful banks.” ( A History of the Diocese of Raphoe, E Maguire 1920). Read more… The church underwent major restoration work May 2011 to October 2012. Check progress reports on the work in  Restoration Project here… You can donate to the Restoration Fund via Paypal by clicking on the link below…

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