• 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 effective ...
  • 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 ...