Clerical – Incumbent, Kilgariffe Union of Parishes (Cork, Cloyne & Ross)

Kilgariffe Union is centred on the thriving West Cork coastal town of Clonakilty approximately 50 kilometres west of Cork City. The parish is predominantly rural; a large number (but not all) of the parishioners are engaged mainly in farming, and agri–business related industries.

A priest is required who will build on existing:

  • strong pastoral relationships
  • a vibrant parish life
  • active lay involvement in ministry
  • partnership with a people committed to their community, faith development and spiritual growth

There are four churches – Kilgariffe Parish Church; Church of the Ascension, Timoleague; All Saints, Kilmalooda; and Saint John the Evangelist, Courtmacsherry (which is open only in the summer months).

Church of the Ascension, Timoleague
Church of the Ascension, Timoleague

It is a lively and growing parish with 206 adults on the Register of Vestrypersons. There is a two–teacher Parish school.

The rectory is a purpose–built modern building in its own grounds in rural surroundings on the outskirts of Clonakilty, 50 km from Cork city.

Further information from
The Diocesan Secretary
Diocesan Office,
St Nicholas House,
14 Cove Street,
E mail:


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