Weddings in 2019


We congratulate Sharon Cleary, Ballynacally & Cathal O’Connor Birrinfadda, Cranny who celebrated the sacrament of marriage on Saturday, 9 November, 2019 at the Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick.

May the Lord bless Sharon and Cathal as they begin their married life.



We congratulate Linda McMahon, Clondrina, Cranny and Louis McNern, Killybegs, Co Donegal who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Mary’s Church, Crsnny on Saturday 28 September 2019.

May the Lord bless them as they live out in love the promises they made to each other.


We congratulate Michael Hehir, Boloughera and Christine Conroy, Quin Road, Ennis, who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Ennis on 6 July, 2019

May the Lord always be at the centre of their marriage and  their home.


We congratulate Geraldine O’Connell, Coolmeen and Con O’Neill, Clonakility who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 22 June, 2019.

May the Lord bless Geraldine and Con as they live out in love the promises they made to each other this day.


For weddings in 2018 and previous years please click here.

Winter Mass Schedule

Winter time will begin at 2am on Sunday, 27 October, when clocks go frward one hour.
Beginning on Saturday, 2 November the following Mass schedule will apply in our pastoral area.
Vigil Masses
St Kieran’s Church, Labasheeda – 6pm;
St Mary’s Church, Cranny – 7pm;
Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick – 7pm.
Sunday Masses
St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen – 9.30am;
St Michael’s Church, Kildysart – 11am;
Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey- 11am;
St Mary’s Church, Kilmurry McMahon- 11am.

November- Month of the Holy Souls



Saturday, 2 November is the feast of All Souls, when we remember our beloved dead.

Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart that morning at 11am.

On Sunday, 3 November we will have a moment of prayer in the cemeteries in Kildysart , Coolmeen-Cranny and Ballynacally- Lissycasey  parishes at the following times:

  • Kildysart cemetery: 12noon;
  • Kilfiddane cemetery: 12.45pm;
  • Cranny cemetery: 1.15pm;
  • Kilchreest cemetery: 2pm;
  • Clondegad: 2.30pm;
  • Killea: 3pm;
  • Lissycasey: After 11am Mass on Sunday, 17 November.

Our annual Masses for deceased parishioners and relatives  of parishioners will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 23 November at 7pm and in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 24 November at 9.30am. If you would like to have a deceased relative or friend included you are welcome to contact any member of the pastoral council or our pastoral area office (065 6832838


Prayer by Cardinal Newman

May He support us all the day long,

till the shades lengthen and the evening comes,

and the busy world is hushed,

and the fever of life is over,

and our work is done.Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging,

and a holy rest and peace at the last.

Cranny Tidy Town Report 2019

We congratulate the Cranny  Tidy Town Group and the entire community on the excellent 2019 report.  Cranny was awarded an additional 8 points this year.  I

n their concluding comment the Judges stated:

‘Thank you for your ongoing work here in Cranny which you have been doing for an uninterrupted quarter of a century. Evidence of your care and attention are abundant in your lovely village.’

The full report may be found here Cranny 2019 Tidy Town Report

First Holy Communion and Confirmation

The Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation: We have arranged meetings of parents from the parishes of Kildysart, Coolmeen-Cranny and Labasheeda-Kilmurry McMahon, whose children are preparing to receive sacraments in 2020.

Both meetings will take place in the Community Centre, Kildysart and will be led by Ms Lauren King, Chaplain at St John Bosco Community College.

The meeting for the parents of children preparing for Confirmation will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 8 October, 2019.

The meeting for parents of children preparing for First Holy Communion will take place at 8.15 also on Tuesday, 8 October, 2019.

First Holy Communion for Coolmeen-Cranny parish will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 10 May 2020 at 12noon

Confirmation will be celebrated  in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday 6 June 2020 at 11am.

Coolmeen-Cranny Financial Report 2018

The Coolmeen-Cranny Parish 2018 Accounts have been completed by our parish finance committee and our pastoral office secretary. The summary is as follows:

  • Opening balance (1 January, 2018):                 €110,940,71
  • Income during 2018:                                        €33,222.59
  • Expenditure during 2018:                                €24,610.07
  • Closing balance (31 Dec, 2018)                       €118,467.83

To access the detail of our 2018 parish accounts , please click here  Coolmeen-Cranny Parish Financial Summary 2018

We thank all the members of our parish for your very generous support for our parish. We are especially grateful to our parishioners who use the weekly collection envelopes and who take part in the tax refund scheme. This brings a substantial additional benefit to our parish, at no cost to our parishioners.

Our gratitude is also due to the members of our finance council for their diligent work in taking care of our parish finances. The members of our parish finance council are Antoinette Quinlivan (Chairperson), Des Murphy, Susan King and Catherine Corry.

Summer Liturgical Celebrations 2019


Summer Liturgical Celebrations: 2019

During the summer months we have outdoor celebrations of Mass in the various cemeteries and holy wells in Kildysart and Coolmeen parishes.

The locations, dates and times are as follows.

  • Friday, 28 June at 8pm, Cillin at Clondrina
  • Thursday , 4 July at 8pm, Cranny cemetery
  • Friday, 5 July at 8pm, Kildysart cemetery
  • Sunday, 14 July at 3pm – Pilgrimage to Canon Island
  • Friday, 9 August at 8pm, Kilfiddane cemetery
  • Thursday , 15 August at 8pm, Lacknashannagh Holy Well

First Holy Communion 2019

We congratulate our First Holy Communion class together with their parents, teachers, families and all who love and care for them.

The children received the Lord in Holy Communion for the first time on 25 May, 2019 in St Mary’s Church, Cranny.

Summer Liturgies 2019

Summer Liturgical Celebrations: 

During the summer months we will have outdoor celebrations of Mass in the various cemeteries and holy wells in Kildysart and Coolmeen parishes.

The locations, dates and times are as follows:

  • Clondrinia Cillin                             
      • 8pm Friday 28 June 2019
  • Kildysart Cemetery                         
      • 8pm Friday, 5 July 2019
  • Cranny Cemetery                           
      • 8pm Thursday, 4 July 2019
  • Canon Island                   
      • Boats depart Crovraghan Pier at 3pm on Sunday, 14 July 2019
  • Blessed Well at Lacknashannagh 
      • 8pm Thursday 5 August 2019
  • Kilfiddane Cemetery                     
      • 8pm Friday, 9 August 2019

Confirmation 2019


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We congratulate the young people from our parish who today received the Holy Spirit in Confirmation. May the Spirit find a dwelling place in the hearts of the young people, and in their families, homes, parents and all who form their circle of love and care.

We thank Bishop Fintan for leading the liturgy and Ms Cunningham for working with the families and parish to help the young people prepare for this important day.