Parish Information

Parish History

The present parish combines pre-Reformation parishes of Castlemacadam, Ballidonnell (now Redcross), Ennereilly, Ballintemple, Kilmacoo, Kilpatrick, Templemichael, Kilbride and Templerainey.

Our earliest register (1777) refers to the ‘Parish of Redcross’.  When the present parish church in Avoca was opened in 1862, Avoca had become the principal centre.  The village now called Avoca was called ‘Newbridge’ until the late 1800s.

Parish Notes

Avoca Office Hours:
 Monday & Wednesday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 1:00pm

Templerainey Office Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday 11:00am – 4:00pm
Friday 2:30 – 4:00pm

Parish Address
The Presbytery, Avoca, Co. Wicklow

Parish Phone
Avoca: 0402 35156 | Templerainey: 0402 31943

Email Address
Avoca: avpar@eircom.net | Templerainey: stjosephstemplerainey@gmail.com


Co-Parish Priest
Very Reverend Diarmuid Byrne, Co-P.P.
Phone: 0402 45156

Retired Priests
Reverend Thomas Coughlan
Reverend Sean O' Toole
Phone: 0402 32153

Churches & Mass Times

SS Mary and Patrick, Avoca

Church Accessibility
Wheelchair Access WC   Loop Sound

Mass Times

Monday: 10:00am
Tuesday: 10:00am
Wednesday: 10:00am
Thursday: 10:00am
Friday: 10:00am
First Friday - 10.00am
Saturday: 11.00am and 6.00pm
Sunday: 11:00am
Holy Days: Holy Day Vigil - 7.30pm.

Chapel of Ease: St. Kevin’s, Avoca

Church Information

St. Kevin’s, Ballycoog, Co. Wicklow.

Mass Times

Monday: 7.30pm
Tuesday: 10.00am
Wednesday: 10.00am
Friday: 10.00am
Saturday: 8.00pm
Sunday: 10.15am.
Holy Days: 8.00pm

Chapel of Ease: St. Patrick (Barranisky)

Church Information

St. Patrick, Barraniskey, Co. Wicklow

Mass Times

Sunday: 10:00am
Holy Days: 10:00am

Chapel of Ease: St. Joseph, Templerainey

Church Information

St. Joseph, Templerainey, Co. Wicklow

Mass Times

Monday: 19:30pm
Tuesday: 10:00am
Wednesday: 10:00am
Friday: 10:00am
Saturday: 19:00
Sunday: 10.15am
Holy Days: 10:15am