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Main Altar in the O' Connell Memorial Church

Cahersiveen Parish incorporating The Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church of the Holy Cross, Cahersiveen, St Joseph’s Church, Aghatubrid and the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Foilmore. Our community welcomes you to your web-visit and hopefully at some stage to our parish itself. – Fr. Larry

Live Streaming Previously Recorded Services

All recording requests must be made in advance, exception of Daily Mass.

Contact:066-9472210 Mon-Fri 10.00 am-2.00 pm (giving a much notice as possible) 

The Opening of the O’Connell Church in The Killarney Echo on 20-12-1902

Notice of Canon Brosnan in The Kerry Evening Post Saturday 24-12-1898

Click here to read a poem by Joe Dineen (1870-1928) brother of Lexicographer Rev. Patrick Dineen M.A. D (1860-1937)


 church_cornerstone02The Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church of the Holy Cross is the the only church in Ireland to be called after a layman. This church was built, and named with special papal permission, after the great statesman Daniel O’Connell, a lay person, neither a saint, nor a deity, but a man who worked tirelessly for Catholic emancipation by way of mass movement of people, in Ireland in the 17th and 18th century. More information 

Baptism and Marriage Ceremonies: by appointment.

Further information please click on;
Marriage, / Wedding Planning Summary, Baptism, Funeral Arrangement

Weekly activities in the Church
Important Notices from this week's Parish Newsletter 19-01-2020
Fundraise for Daniel O'connell Church
 January Collectors 2020
Sr Margaret Mary Healy picture Click here to visit her congregation website

Sr Margaret Mary HealyClick here to read a tricentennial article on Sr Margaret Mary Healy

A Most Remarkable Woman. Margaret Mary Healy Murphy by local Historian Leonard Hurley

 EPSON MFP imageRead full Newsletter here

Graveyard Masses 2020

(Please click on the Graveyard’s name below for Google Map directions)

station-massA Station Mass is an opportunity for family and neighbours to come together as a community.

If you would like to host a Station Mass please contact the parish office:066-9472210.

A Cup of Tea / Coffee and Light Refreshment only required.

Safe Guard ChildrenDiocese of Kerry – Safeguarding Handbook – 2019
Safe Guard Children Oct NewsletterSafeguarding Newsletter

Pilgrimages: 2020

Local Pilgrimages

Cnoc na dTobar

  •  Fursey’s Well  Pictures 2019 under Mass Times tab
  •  Cnoc na dTober  2020

Other Pilgrimages

first Communion

Dates for 2020 First Communion

  •   2020 Aghatubrid
  •   2020 Cahersiveen
  •   2020 Foilmore & Coars


Diocese of Kerry & WMOFRead or download the The Kerry Diocesan Newsletter 2019 here

The Parish Council has now placed a suggestion box at St. Joseph’s Altar.

icon_windowPlease give your name and contact number with  your suggestions to enhance our Church activities.

 List of our Parish Council and Committee Groups

(New members always welcome)

Pastoral Council

The parish pastoral council is a leadership group through which priests and people work together as co -responsible partners in furthering the mission of Christ in their parish.

As a group, they think and plan for the parish on an ongoing basis, to respond to present and future needs.

Liturgy Group

The parish liturgy group works closely with the priest to prepare the Sunday liturgy as well as the different high  points of our liturgical year – Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter

Finance Committee

Canon Law requires each parish to have a Parish Finance Committee.

The ChoirCahersiveen Church Choir

CD in aid of Cahersiveen Community
Hospital on sale at the Visitor Centre

Adoration Nun's ChapelEucharistic Adoration Committee

Promotes the practice of weekly Eucharistic Adoration of the exposed Blessed Sacrament.

Legion of MaryLegion of Mary Meeting every Wednesday @ 11.30am in the Nun’s chapel.
Visitor Centre PosterVisit our Visitor Centre

The O’Connell Visitor Centre / shop

Alliance of the 2 Hearts PosterThe Alliance of the Two Hearts afternoon Vigil of Reparation & Adoration every First Friday starting @ 3.00pm Divine Mercy, Rosary & Office and concluding with 7.30pm Mass.
Why not come for ALL or PART of the Vigil. All are welcome. read more
PineersPioneers: Contact:087-6119785, 087-2866920 or 087-2611058

Padre Pio

Saint Pio Prayer Meeting every 3rd Friday of the month in the Nun’s Chapel after 7.30pm Mass

 Al Anon: Meeting in Social Service every Friday at 8.30pm. All Welcome

logoIf you feel inspired and would like to donate? 
Please donate at

 Poem by Joe Dineen (1870-1928) written to fund raise for The O’Connell Memorial Church by Joe Dineen 1870-1928

daniel-o-connell-memorialPhase One Planning Report


The first phase of the Restoration was completed in April 2009

FireworksThe Second Phase of the Restoration is the Interior of the Church.
Most of the interior of the church has never been decorated and severe water ingress over the life of the building has caused considerable cumulative damage to the interior stonework.

 Update on Arbitration ProceedingsChurch Restoration 2019 update
2018 Audited Accounts summary

The original interior of Daniel O'Connell Church

An over view for the Daniel O’Connell Church Building from 1902 to date

Rev.Canon Larry Kelly.PP, VF. 

Address: The Presbytery, O'Connell Street, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry. V23 W950

Tel: (066)9472210  / Fax (066) 9473130 e-mail:

Office Hours: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm (Monday - Friday)


 Safeguarding Children Contact: (087) 6362 780
 Parish secretary: Mary McGill Office Opening times: Monday - Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm

 List of Cahersiveen Parish Priests since our Church was built


Is God calling you to be a Priest? Contact Vocation Director  Rev Michael Moynihan PP M:0876551902, P:02763045 E:  or Fr Liam Comer, P:02978096, E:  or chat with Fr. Larry.  read more

Read more on all the different Vocations:

CrossHistory of  Religious people who are buried in the ground of the Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church of the Holy Cross

style="text-align: justify;">Monsignor Michael D O'ConnellMonsignor Micheal D O'Connell (1899 - 1976) who is buried in the ground of our church is one of the direct descendant of Daniel O’Connell.  Monsignor Micheal D O’Connell retired back to his home to Cahersiveen in 1970's where he gladly helped out when call upon until he died in 1976. He was honored by Spain with the Civil Order Of Isabella The Catholic for his development of the Spanish mission 1933 - 1958. Also there is a Memorial plaque in his honor in the San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo Mission, California e.g turning a ruin into a Basilica (only 12 Basilica in USA) From 1958 to his retirement, Monsignor Micheal severed in Watsonville, California. He also fund raised money in America which was donated to the restoration of Derrynane House, Caherdaniel which now displays many relics of O'Connell's life and career. May he now intercede for our benefactors who help us restore our beautiful Church.  More information
flaherty_freeMonsignor Hugh O'Flaherty (1898 - 1963) was a friend in life and is also buried beside Monsignor Micheal D O'Connell in the ground of our church. Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty – An Extraordinary Man is the Irish priest with Cahersiveen connections who became known as the ‘Vatican Pimpernel’ for his remarkable work in saving thousands of Jews and Allied soldiers from the hands of the Nazis during the German occupation of 1943-44.  More information
 brosnan It should be noted that the O’Connell Memorial Church stands testament not only to its namesake but also to the remarkable Canon Timothy Brosnan. Born in Castleisland in 1823, More information

Nuns placqueThe Presentation Sisters and the Nun's Chapel

icon_windowThe Christian Brothers of Cahersiveen


Holy Day extra Mass celebration for Aghatubrid or Filemore will be announced in previous week's newsletter throughout the year.
 Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church of the

Holy Cross, Cahersiveen

 11.00am   Monday - Friday 7.30pm 11.30 am  As per weekend
St Joseph’s, Aghatubrid     10.00am (Every 2nd Sunday)  
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Filemore     10.00am (Every 2nd Sunday)  

Mass in Aghatubrid and Filemore alternates Sunday mornings 10.00 am.  e.g. if Mass is on in Filemore on the 13th January followed by Aghatubrid on the 20th January. Please click on the icon below for exact dates.

   Cahersiveen 2019 Calander





Here are some of our Sacred Space that we would like to share with you as we hope you might find them inspirational


 The Resurrection  St Patrick (1)
 Parish Group on a retreat with Fr Pat Murphy in Glendalough

Parish Group on a retreat with Fr Pat Murphy in Glendalough read more

 Parishianers that walked Mount Brandon





Parishioners that walked Mount Brandon on 25th June 2017

Fursey Well 2019 p1Fursey's Well 2019

 Fursey's Well 2019Fursey Well 2019 p2

 Killavarnogue Mass Pictures 2019

Killavarnogue Mass Pictures 2019

Sugrana Mass 2019

Srugrena Mass Pictures 2019 

Harvest Mass 2019

 8th Parish Gathering 17-11-2019

8th Parish Gathering