Céad Míle Fáilte, thank you for taking the time to visit St Senans Church, here in the parish of Kilrush on the Wild Atlantic Way.
The Parish Team are pleased to be working with so many local people in creating a parish community of faith in Jesus Christ where people really belong and can share so many gifts and talents in building up our local Church Community
One of the results of Catholic Emancipation was the impressive expansion in church buildings and Kilrush was to prove no different. The local landlord Colonel Moore Vandeleur donated a site for a church in Toler Street together with a gift of five hundred pounds towards its erection. It was in November 1839 that the foundation stone was laid amidst a scene of great enthusiasm with an estimated ten thousand people in attendance. A chapel committee was formed and began to organise workers for this formidable task.
The stone for the building was quarried and carted form Moneypoint. Ever since that date major renovations and improvements have taken place culminating in the St. Senan’s of the present day. St Senan’s Church is a place of worship, a space set aside where we as people gather to celebrate the sacred moments of our life story in a religious context. St Senan’s Church and parish is people gathered together creating a place of welcome, of hospitality and commitment enabling us to share talents, time and energy to make our place a little better.
Kilrush is a vibrant & inclusive living and working community. Kilrush is a place that people want to live in and visit. It is a destination town with heritage and a heart. Live and work where you are happiest