• A Parish Celebration

      A Parish Celebration By Father Tony King   Lady Day, August 15th is a special day which people and tradition have honoured down the years. People from the parish all over Ireland and from many parts of the world ...
  • The Life and Times of Canon Joseph Canton (1850-1920) Parish Priest of Athenry from 1891-1920.

    by Canon Tony King  Athenry P.P. (1993-2013) Source: ‘The Story of the Presentation Sisters, Scoil Chroí Naofa and Presentation College, Athenry 1908- 2008’  By Gerald J Ahern  ”Thanks and praise be to God for his great mercy and favours to ...
  • Athenry Parish Cemeteries By Canon Tony King

    By Canon Tony King (Athenry Parish Priest 1993-2013) The general upkeep of the cemetery has been a continuing problem. While it is the responsibility of the Country Council very little has been done up to 1995 when a grant of ...
  • Athenry Parish Curates Compiled by Canon Tony King

    Compiled by Canon Tony King (Athenry Parish Priest 1993-2013) John Burke OP (no dates) A Regular  CC in Athenry: 1801 – Frank Prendergast  CC in Athenry: 1825 – Patrick Burke CC in Athenry: 1836-1840 Patrick McNamara  CC in Athenry: 1841-1841 ...
  • Our Lady’s Well, Athenry By Canon Tony King P.P.

    By Canon Tony King P.P. (Parish Priest Of Athenry 1993-2013) Considerable work was carried out by a Fas Scheme on the environs of Lady’s Well in 1987-9.  The wall surrounding the Well was built and the Statue of Our Lady ...
  • The Churches of St. Mary’s Parish, Athenry, Co. Galway.

      By Canon Tony King (Parish Priest of Athenry 1993-2013)   The boundaries of the dioceses of Ireland were delineated in the Synod of Rathbrazil in the year 1111. Four decades later, at the Synod of Kells in 1152, the ...
  • Athenry Parish Priests compiled by Canon Tony King (Athenry P.P. 1993-2013)

    compiled by Canon Tony King (Parish Priest of Athenry 1993-2013)   Myles Bermingham (1413-1418) P.P. in Athenry: 1413-1418 Tom Bermingham (1418-1418) P.P. in Athenry: 1418-1418 Philip Kirwan (1418-1428) P.P. in Athenry: 1418-1428 William Corcoran (1428-1435) P.P. in Athenry: 1428-1435  Tom O’Brien (1435-1447) P.P. in Athenry: ...
  • Advent-Allow God to Shape You

      Canon Tony King P.P. Source: Athenry News and Views (November/December issue, 2008)     A beautiful china teacup tells her story……………”I wasn’t always like this, you know.  There was a time when I was just a cold, hard lump ...
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  • Advent A Wake Up Call

      ADVENT-A WAKE UP CALL! By Canon Tony King (Parish Priest of Athenry 1993-2013) Source: Athenry News and Views (November/December issue 2011)   Advent is about a new beginning, a fresh start.  It is about being alert and awake to ...