1. St. John’s Church Ballybunion

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Fr. Sean Hanafin


Geraldine O’Connor


Mon, Wed, Fri 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

TEL: 068 27102

SACRISTAN: Annemarie Breen.

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Renovation cost €2.2 million.

A Descriptions of God


God is described as God who looks after us. A God who will look for the lost, bring back the stray, bandage our wounds and show us where to rest. such a consoling description. We all have wounds to be bandaged, all humans stray. our God will find us and take care of God’s people.


Love of God and Love of Neighbour.

All are Welcome in God’s Kingdom





The Cross of Jesus 


Growth and Life 

The Parable of the Sower.




Corpus Christi




Gifts of the Holy Spirit



Feast of the Ascension 

Promise of the Spirit 

The Rose Window



Doubting Thomas 


Easter Day

Passion Sunday 


Experience of God

Lent is for us to make contact with God.

Love your Enemies

The Bible

The Bible is read at every gathering of Christians. It inspires the community to live like Jesus.

The Apostles with Jesus 

The Baptism of Jesus 



St. Joseph 







Giving Thanks


Love and Kindness are never wasted……..Liam O’Flaherty–

Teach us to Pray.

God is Near 




Love One Another 

The message or theme of The Gospel is the teaching of Jesus ‘love one another’.


Listen to the Voice of Jesus



The light of the Paschal.



Human Dignity 


Life is Fragile 

Let your voice be heard 

Allow Peace to Break out.

Blessed are the Poor.

”Lord I am not worthy”

God’s Word


The Baptism of Jesus 

 ‘This is my Son in whom I am well pleased’ 


God becoming human made all humans equal. 

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Renovation cost €2.2 million. We ask locals and visitors  to contribute and also to encourage family and friends at home and abroad.



Ballybunion Parish statement 2020 Click Here

Purple is the colour dominating Churches during Advent. Vestments, Candles and Banners are all in Purple. 

The Advent Wreath


The Advent Wreath is set up in the Church to help us count off the weeks to Christmas, the coming of the Light (Jesus) into the world. The Pink Candle on the Advent Wreath symbolises the Joy of God as God’s people turn to God in trust.

Painting of Pope John Paul II

Carmel McCarron painted this image of Pope John Paul II in 1988.This beautiful painting now hangs in the Sacristy of Ballybunion Church as part of the Church’s heritage.

Red Banners and Confirmation.

Red Banner

Red banners are hanging in Ballybunion Church since the end of September. Red is the colour for Sacrament of Confirmation.

The Remembrance Tree.

The Remembrance Tree

Praying for the dead is one of our strongest customs, especially during the month of November.


The Sacrament of Confirmation.



First Holy Communion 


The 1st Communion ceremonies are a significant moment in the lives of the children. It’s recognised as special by the school community, the children’s family and by the parish community.

The draw of the lit candle to prayer.

The lit candle can draw us to prayer. Christians in the early church prayed by the light of candles, this continued up to the invention of electricity. When we pray with lighted candles we bring all those Christians who have prayed before us. We recall their Christian witness, feel the comfort of their prayers, as they continue to intercede for us in the communion of saints.

Green Vestments and Banners

Gathering around the Altar table.

Year of St. Joseph.

Year of St. Joseph This year (December 8th 2020-December 8th 2021) is dedicated to St Joseph, husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

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Church Restoration

The historic St. John’s Catholic Church (1897) in Ballybunion was beautifully restored at a cost of €2.2 million in 2014. Any donation to help us reduce our current debt of €592,524 would be most welcome.

Wall plaque near Our Ladies Altar












Church Stained Glass Windows:

The Holy Family


St. Stephen and St. Michael.
St. Elizabeth and St. Thomas
The Sacred Heart of Jesus and Sr. Mary Alacoque
St. Giles





St. Brendan
St. Ita

The Rose Window




Fr. Sean Hanafin P.P.
 The Presbytery
 Church Rd.
 Ballybunion, Co Kerry
 Tel: 068 27102, Fax: 068 27153  e:mail:




St John’s Church, Ballybunion 10.00 am Mon, Wed and Friday


7.00 p.m. 11.30 a.m. As announced


VIGIL MASS :  Saturday Vigil Mass at  7 p.m.

Sunday Morning:  11.30 a.m. Mass