Welcome to Drumcliffe Union with Kilnasoolagh

During the suspension of church services, due to the Coronavirus Covid 19, we are providing a weekly online service that you are warmly invited to join. Service sheets and pew sheets are also provided below.

Who we are

Drumcliffe Union with Kilnasoolagh parish aspire to provide a spiritual welcome into its churches, with an inclusive, optimistic and progressive vision for the future. We truly want to be a church of and for all people, of all ages, irrespective of background, gender, sexuality, income or any of the other definitions that are so often used to distance people from one another. We care about family participation and encouraging young people to be part of a dynamic and vibrant worshipping community; respecting our traditions but looking to the future. Outreach within our Church of Ireland fellowship is important to us, but so is enthusiastic participation with the local ecumenical community. We are Anglican in our foundation but seek to reach out beyond narrow definitions of denomination, for we believe in being a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful but not literal; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”

St Columbas Church Ennis

St Columbas Church Ennis

St Fachtnans Cathedral Kilfenora

St Fachtnans Cathedral Kilfenora

Kilnasoolagh Church Newmarket On Fergus

Kilnasoolagh Church Newmarket On Fergus

Christ Church Spanish Point

Christ Church Spanish Point

Drumcliffe Union

Drumcliffe Union covers from Shannon Airport in the South of Clare to Galway Bay in the North and Kilkee and Spanish Point in the West, taking in the Burren plateau with the 12th century St Fachnan’s Cathedral Church at Kilfenora in the centre.

Both parish groupings, Kilnasoolagh and Drumcliffe sit amid a network of historical and ecclesiastical sites on what is part of the western Celtic strip, with increasing prospects of becoming key centres for the growing walking activity, including the ‘Camino’ pilgrimage and retreat pursuit, taking in the riches of the county’s past and present — with its inspirational old monastic and archaeological sites as well as all the dimensions of the Burren with its limestone and basalt geology, its flora and fauna, and unique farming and conservation practices, making it a European Conservation Area, –as well as the Atlantic Coastal scenery. (See details on St Flannan’s Killaloe, sitting on the River Shannon and St Caimin’s, Inniscaltra and St Cronan’s (of Brian Boru fame), Tuamgraney, both near Holy Island, Lough Derg.) St Fachnan’s, Kilfenora with its Celtic High Crosses is a key hub on such a historical sweep. 

Ennis Town

Formed from the medieval parish of Drumcliffe, ‘hill of the basket’, Ennis (Inish-Cluain Raamh-fada , meaning ‘meadow of the long rowing’), the present Drumcliffe Church is the centre of the Parish Group. The modest but active congregation of eclectic mix enjoys good relations with its neighbours, St Peter Paul Cathedral and its surrounding ‘cluster’ parishes and the nearby Franciscan Church Community, as well as more recent Protestant Pentecostal Christians.

Worship Drumcliffe Union with Kilnasoolagh

Regular worship time at Drumcliffe (Ennis) is every Sunday Holy Communion at 11.30am. Kilnasoolagh Church, Newmarket-on-Fergus, has Morning Prayer on 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11.30am and Holy Communion on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9.30am. Christ Church Spanish Point Holy Communion services are every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 9.30am in winter, and there are services every Sunday during summer months, with the addition of Morning Prayer on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9.30am. St. Fachtnan’s, Kilfenora is an occasional gathering, on an ecumenical basis. See the church diary on this website for further information about 5th Sundays and other occasional services and events.

Rector: Revd. Kevin O’Brien 

St. Columba’s Rectory,
Bindon Street,
Ennis, Co. Clare
V95 AP6D
Tel: 353-(0)65 672 4721
E-mail: frkevinobrien@me.com

 

Service Schedule

Drumcliffe Service Times

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Kilnasoolagh Service Times

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Spanish Point Service Times

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Kilfenora Service Times

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