St Mary’s Church, Ballyheigue

Address  Parish Office (Located in Presbytery)
The Presbytery,
Co. Kerry
Parish Office Opening Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm (closed on Holy Days of Obligation). All bookings for Masses, Mass cards, Weddings, Baptisms  etc to go through Parish Office. Items for Newsletter (space permitting ) by Thursday at 9.30am. Baptisms on the 2nd Saturday and 4th Sunday of the month.
Email Address:
Phone: (066) 7133110 (during office hours only)

September for Ballyheigue means Pattern Day. Bishop Ray Browne   celebrates the annual Pattern Day  Mass at the Grotto in Ballyheigue on  8th September at 11.00am . Please come and join us on this historical day in our Parish as we celebrate Our Lady’s birthday . You are all most warmly welcome .

The Well is located near the village, in the townland of Dirtane, a place which is closely bound up with the social and spiritual life of the parish. The well has long been a place of pilgrimage, and the statue and grotto were installed in the 1940’s by a local group. The initiative was inspired by the gratitude of a Ballyheigue nun in Australia who said she had received her vocation there. Fr. Behan was enthusiastic in support of the improvements and celebrated mass there for the first time, on 8th September 1935.
More improvements were carried out by Fr. James Enright in the 1960’s. The site was landscaped, and paths and sunken gardens added, with religious symbolism linked to specific locations. The sunken gardens represented the Garden of Eden, and the raised flower beds represented Mount Sinai and Mount Tabor. Shelters were built and an altar of Valentia slate was provided as a gift from the people of Fr. Enright’s previous parish of Valentia Island.
Water from the well is regarded as having special properties and a cup or bowl is left there for people to drink from. The water is also used to bathe the face or hands and rub on injuries. There is no doubt that people have been affected in different ways by visits to this well, and the continuing popularity of the Pattern Day, testifies this. It is a place of meditation, consolation and thanksgiving which has brought hope and strength to people at times of crisis. Many small personal miracles have occurred there-and occasionally one that made the news. In May 2011, an 85-year old Dublin man named Jack Leonard made newspaper headlines when he found that a visit to Our Lady’s well resulted in him recovering from a respiratory illness.


The parish of Ballyheigue is served by the priests of the Naomh Bhréanainn Pastoral Area, with Fr. Brendan Walsh as Moderator

Parish Secretary: Anne Casey

Sacristan : Cecelia Reidy

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 18th-19th January 2020

The Baptism of The Lord 11th-12th January 2020 1

2nd Sunday of Christmas 4th-5th January 2020

The Holy Family of Jesus Mary & Joseph    (28th-29th December 2019)

Fourth Sunday of Advent 21st-22nd December 19

3rd Sunday of Advent 14th-15th December 2019

2nd Sunday of Advent 7th-8th December (2) 2019

1st Sunday of Advent 30th November-1st December 2019

Our Lord Jesus Christ , King of The Universe 23rd-24th November 2019

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 16th-17th November 2019

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 9th-10th November 2019

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time 2nd-3rd November 2019

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 26th-27th October 2019

Mission Sunday 19th-20th October 2019 (1)

Twenty-Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time 12th-13th October 2019 (1)

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 5th-6th October 2019 (1)

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 28th-29th September 2019 (1)

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 21th-22nd September 2019

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 14th-15th September 2019 

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 7th-8th September 2019

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 31st August-1st September 2019 (1)

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time 24th-25th August 2019

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 17th-18th August 2019

Ninteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time10th-11th August 2019

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 3rd-4th August 2019

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 27th-28th July 2019

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 20th-21st july 2019

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 13th-14th July 2019

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 6th-7th July 2019

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 29th-30th June 2019

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ 22nd-23rd June 2019


















Mass Times at St. Mary's Church

Saturday Vigil:     8.00pm

Sunday Mass:     10.00am

Weekdays as announced in Newsletter.

Confessions as announced in Newsletter