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We have three churches in the parish;

St Michael’s Lixnaw

Our lady of Fatima and St Senan, Irremore

Our Lady of the Assumption, Rathea


Our Parish Newsletter for this week is now under the Parish Newsletter tab.  And also on the facebook page The Parish of Lixnaw / Irremore / Rathea.


Parish Office (located in Presbytery) – Up from the Community Centre

Parish Office Opening HoursWednesday 11am to 2pm
All bookings for masses, anniversaries, marriages, baptisms. Also Baptism, Confirmation Certificates etc. arranged through the Parish Office.
Phone (066) 7132111 (during office hours only)

email address:

Priests:                    Fr. Anthony O’Sullivan P.P. 066 7132111   mobile 087 2461749






Fr.Anthony O’Sullivan
 Co. Kerry
 066-7132111. Mobile 087 2461749







NEWSLETTER for LIXNAW / IRREMORE / RATHEA  week beginning 2nd April2023.


Fr. Anthony O’Sullivan – Tel: (066)  7132111 or (087) 2461749. 




Pray for Tim McMahon, Ballinageragh.  R.I.P.

Pray for Paud Trant, Mountcoal whose anniversary occurs at this time.



Lixnaw:            Saturday, 1st April at 7.30pm                  -    Jim & Sheila Harmon, Garrynagore.

                                                                                                  -    Peter Tierney, Mullaghbawn, Co. Armagh.

                                                                                                        (Month’s Mind).

                                                                                                   -    Moira Galvin, Ahabeg West.

Rathea:             Sunday, 2nd April at 9.30am.

Irremore:          Sunday, 2nd April at 11.00am                  -    John Horgan, Finuge.

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney – Tuesday, 4th April at 7pm – Chrism Mass.

Lixnaw:            Wednesday, 5th April at 10.00am.


Rathea:           Thursday, 6th April at 6.30pm                  -    Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Special Intention).

Lixnaw:           Thursday, 6th April at 8.00pm                  -    Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Special Intention).


Irremore:          Friday, 7th April at 3.00pm                        -    Celebration of the Lord’s Passion Day

                                                                                                            Day of Fast & Abstinence.

Lixnaw:            Saturday, 8th April at 7.30pm                    -    The Easter Vigil

                                                                                                    -    David Kissane, Dysert


Rathea:             Sunday, 9th April at 9.30am                    -    Paul Sweeney, Rathea

Irremore:          Sunday, 9th April at 11.00am                   -    John Stack, Banemore.


Parish Office:  The Parish Office is open from 11.00am to 2.00pm on Wednesdays. 

Donate OnlineAs well as placing one’s contribution in the box at the back of each Church one can donate to the parish online, by going to the Diocesan website  Click on Parishes, Click on Lixnaw and Click on the blue donate button.

WebcamYou can join the Mass in Irremore on Facebook and Lixnaw through

Trócaire BoxesNow as we are approaching the Easter Season, at your own convenience, you may donate your Tróciare Contribution which helps those in the Third World, this year towards the drought victims of South Somalia.  Thank you.

ConfessionsConfessions for Parishes in Listowel Pastoral Area (Lixnaw, Listowel, Duagh & Moyvane) in Listowel Church on Monday, 3rd April at 8pm.  Confessions for Lixnaw, Irremore & Rathea during Holy Week after the Masses & Ceremonies.

Lixnaw Hospice FundraiserThe Hospice Fundraising 5k/10k Ballinageragh Loop Walk will take place on Good Friday, starting from St. Michael’s Church Gate at 11am.  The Soup Kitchen will be open from 12 to 2.30pm at the Community Centre.  All are welcome.  Your continued generosity is very much appreciated.

Community Astroturf Pitch & Ballwall FacilityThe Official Opening of the Community Astroturf Pitch and Ballwall Facility will take place at the Hermitage Park on Easter Sunday at 1.30pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend and mark the ‘opening’ of this new facility.

The O’Sullivan FamilyThe O’Sullivan Family wish to thank everyone who attended Patrick’s Memorial Mass recently.

Lixnaw Club Lotto DrawJackpot €10,300.  Numbers drawn were 1, 18, 21, 25.  No jackpot winner.  €20 Winners:  Jodie Kennedy/Allen, Ballybunion;  Tom Bowler, The Bridge;  Olive Maloney, Finuge.  Next draw: McCarthy’s Bar – 3rd April – Jackpot €10,350.

St. Senans GAA Club Lotto Monday 27/03/23 - Jackpot €8,600.  No jackpot winner.  Numbers Drawn:  1, 22, 25, 32.  Lucky dip winners were: €30 each: Jimmy Finucane, Listowel; Maureen Larkin, Gortacloghane.  €20 each: Thomas & Breda Dillon, Gortacloghane; Keira Finucane, Listowel; Helen Dowling, Mountcoal.  Next week’s draw at the Clubhouse Mountcoal -  Jackpot €8,700.  Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5.  Tickets available at Kelly’s Six Crosses, The Halfway Bar or play online.  Thank you for your continued support. 

Senior County League:  Second round of the Senior County League takes place this weekend 2nd April in Mountcoal against Sneem/Derrynane at 2pm.  Please come and support the lads.

Club Membership: St. Senan’s GAA club membership is now open for the 2023 season for all age groups.  Family memberships are available, alongside individual membership options through or can be paid to any club officer.  We thank our members for their continued support of the Club.  We also welcome any new members to the Club.

Priest on Duty:   Fr. Brendan Carmody, Moyvane.  (087) 960 1549.   Emergencies only.

St Michael’s Church, Lixnaw Monday & Friday 7.30pm

Wednesday 10.00am



Our lady of Fatima and St Senan, Irremore As announced in newsletter   11 am  
Our Lady of the Assumption, Rathea  As announced in newsletter   9.30 am