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Parish of Kilmurry McMahon

Parish Priest

Fr. Tom McGrath

Parish Office
Co. Clare
10:00 AM
8:00 PM
8:00 PM
The weekend Mass time in this church varies between Wintertime and Summertime. In Wintertime the Mass is at 7:30 PM and in Summertime at 8:00 PM.
10:00 AM

The cruciform church at Kilmurry McMahon was built in 1803. A stone with the 1803 date has a quotation from St. Luke 11:28 ‘ happy are they who hear the word of God and keep it’. A major renovation took place in 1974, when the roof was replaced and the galleries removed.

8:00 PM
8:00 PM
The weekend Mass time in this church varies between Wintertime and Summertime. In Wintertime the Mass is at 7:30 PM and in Summertime at 8:00 PM.

St. Kieran’s Church

The present day church dedicated to St. Kieran’s in Labasheeda was built in 1976 entirely by voluntary labour. The bell and seating of the old church were transferred to the new one. The former church is used as a community centre

Fr. Fr. Albert McDonnell PP PP

Tel: +353 65 6832155

Fr. Albert is the Chancellor of the Diocese of Killaloe and Moderator of the Mid-Clare South Cluster of Parishes

Fr. Fr. Anthony Casey PP PP

Tel: +353 65 9059008

Fr. Anthony is the Co-ordinator of the group responsible for Pastoral Planning in the Diocese.

Fr. Fr. Arnold Rosney CC PP

Tel: +353 61 471513 E-mail office:

Fr. Arnold is the moderator of the Tradaree Cluster of parishes.

Fr. Fr. Des Hillery PP VG PP

Tel: +353 67 37130 E-mail office:

Fr Des Hillery who is a native of Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare was educated at St Flannan’s College, Ennis and St Patrick’s College Maynooth. He was ordained in 1984. He continued Post Graduate Studies in Maynooth in 1984-85, receiving the STL and he completed the Higher Diploma in Education in UCC while teaching in St. Finbarr’s College, Farranferris.

He returned to the Diocese in 1986 and taught in St. Flannan’s College Ennis until 1994 when he was appointed to the formation staff of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  While there he also took a one year Diploma in Spirituality and Counselling in St Louis University, Missouri, USA. He completed his appointment in Maynooth in 2005 and took a course in Mission Studies in Dalgan Park, Navan, Co Meath as an associate priest with the Columban missionaries. In 2006 he volunteered to work with the Columban Missionaries in Lima, Peru.

He returned to the diocese in 2012 and since that time has been serving as Parish Priest of Nenagh. Following the appointment of Bishop Kieran O’Reilly as Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, Fr. Des was elected as Administrator of the Diocese until the ordination of Bishop Fintan on September 25th.

  1. Vicar General

According to the Code of Canon Law (CIC 475):  In each diocese, the Diocesan Bishop is to appoint a Vicar General to assist him in the governance of the whole Diocese.

(CIC 479) In virtue of his office the Vicar General has the same executive power throughout the whole diocese as that which belongs by law to the diocesan Bishop: that is, he can perform all administrative acts, with the exception however of those which the Bishop has reserved to himself, or which by law require a special mandate of the Bishop.

Fr. Fr. Ger Nash PP

E-mail office:

Fr. Ger is the Diocesan Secretary and Director of Pastoral Planning

Fr. Fr. Michael Geraghty PP

Tel: 067 31272

Director of the Youth Section of the Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Fr. Fr. Pat Larkin PP

Tel: +353 65 683 9735 E-mail office:

Fr. Pat is the Moderator of the Mid-Clare North Cluster of Parishes.