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Kilglass Church of Ireland church is located
about one mile on the Easkey side of Enniscrone,County Sligo - overlooking Killala Bay.
The church serves an active local congregation and cordially invites all
visitors to its services. We use the Alternative Prayer Book in conjunction with
the New Church Hymnal. The congregation takes joy in singing the canticles and
psalms so those blessed with a good voice are especially welcome!
All at 12 noon
Kilglass -1st and 3rd Sunday
Easkey 2nd and 4th Sunday
The church is easy to spot as it is opposite the bright
yellow building of The MacFirbis Centre which has ample car parking . The hall
acts as a community centre and is available for functions
. There is a fully equipped
kitchen and the inside of the hall is as bright and cheerful as the outside! Click here
to contact us
We had another successful series
of holiday art classes over the Summer and carried on with Saturday
morning classes during the Autumn.
Children from Kilglass and Belfast working on a mural for the
A facepainting session.
The latest addition to the centre is a fine sculpture
by local artists Imelda Peppard and Killian Rodgers. The group of figures
represent a gathering of learned people of the Bardic tradition and is
entitled "Éigse". Nearby is a tree planted by our friends from
South Belfast with whom we have exchanged many visits.
Our new Logo based on the work of local Sculptor Killian Rodgers seen here at the wild, wet and
cutting ceremony! The ceremony was performed by local historian Gertie
MacHale and Ken Sproule on 24th August, 2001.
There has been a strong
musical emphasis since the MacFirbis Centre opened and Ivan
Gibson continues to work with young musicians and bands helping them to develop
their potential through the recording technology available at the
The Mothers Union members met once a month from September.
Activities included a Health talk on Osteoarthritis, Blood pressure and
insomnia, a pot luck supper held in the MacFirbis centre when funds were raised
towards overseas projects, knitting bonnets for premature babies, making up
Christmas baskets.There are 3 million members worldwide lobbying against social
inequalities and involved in projects ranging from small scale agricultural
initiatives to setting up family support groups in prisons and supporting
families affected by AIDS.Thanks to Sue Fair and Dawn Gawley for all their hard
The Church at Kilglass was built in 1829 with a grant of
nine hundred pounds from the Board of First Fruits and is one of a series of
charming churches gracing the coast-line, all with a
similar design. The interior was reordered and extensively renovated in 1996. The church and congregation as
well as other members of the community have been involved with Cross-border initiatives sponsored
by Peace and Reconciliation. In 2001 this involved, under the guidance of
Ruth Greer (Tel.096/36433), a group of 18 women both local and from Belfast,
in completing 163 feet of tapestry including pew runners, Communion
rail kneelers and a pulpit falls. This is a farming and tourism
area with a few fishermen still plying their trade out of Enniscrone and the
choice of the boat and lamb reflect this background. These projects are part
of our witness and outreach in the community .
We pray for continued renewal and reconciliation in our community.
We are delighted to welcome Doctor Sue Patterson from New Zealand as our new
rector and as Dean of Killala( the first lady dean of a Cathedral in Ireland ).
Reverend Sue, as she wishes to be known, is a Fulbright Scholar and has written
on such issues as The task of Theology today, The Theology of Reconciliation,
Biblical and Systematic theology. She is also an artist and musician. We welcome
her husband John who is a psychologist.
Today the school draws children from Templeboy, Dromore West,
Easkey and Kilglass and whilst under Church of Ireland
patronage, the school is attended by children of other denominations.
The School has a high teacher / pupil ratio enabling close attention to the
needs of our individual children.
The Principal is Myrtle Nairn
Assistant teacher -Miss Wallace
Shared Learning Support Josephine Gallagher
Exchanges continue with the South Belfast Cultural Society. Congratulations
to all who were involved in the St.Patricks Day parade in Sligo where they were
awarded first prize in the community section. A cultural evening was then held
in Enniscrone. Without the energy and committment of Chris and Paddy Tuffy
and John Deane these exchanges over 3 years would have faltered and failed. It
is impossible to put a value on the cultural benefit of these exchanges. The
next exchange in a fortnights time is to Portrush. Chris can be contacted at
I am the Resurrection and the Life. John