Welcome to St Mary of the Visitation Church Killybegs

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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