Office: 028-22828, Open: Tues, Wed, Thurs from 10.00am to 12.00.

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Catholic Faith Communities of Skibbereen, Rath and the Islands

Parish Office

Opening Hours:

Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from  10 am - 12 noon.

Please contact Margaret in advance by leaving a message

on 028 22828 or email and she will respond to your request during office hours.

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Rath and the Islands Parishioners – Facebook Page!

“Rath and the Islands Parish”.

Or you may also click this button!

Rath and the Islands Facebook

St Patrick’s Cathedral Skibbereen also has a notable Facebook page!

Click this button and explore!

St Patrick's Cathedral, Skibbereen

Open for Prayer

In challenging times like this people find strength, consolation and hope in prayer. We rediscover the value of the traditional prayers such as the Rosary, the Memorare, and St Patrick’s Breastplate etc. The obligation to be physically present at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days (including St. Patrick’s Day) is suspended for everybody until further notice.

Parishioners are also encouraged to pray at home, including especially prayers for the sick, for those who are caring for the sick and for all who are working so hard to protect us

All of these arrangements are under constant review. Please keep an eye on our social media for updates as they become available

Our Parishes Website:

Our Diocesan website: www.corkandross.orgWe wish you every blessing in these coming weeks and we pray that, as a Christian community and as a nation, we may be able with God’s grace to overcome this significant challenge.

Fr Michael and Fr Evin

Hear Mass via the Radio, TV and Internet

Radio Maria: Mass is broadcast daily at 10.00 am and on Sunday at 10.00 am and 11.00 am. Listen on Saorview ch210, or on the Radio Maria Ireland App, or on Internet and on Facebook Listen Live Radio

RTE News Now TV broadcasts Mass every weekday at 10.30am. (Try Sky channel 521)

Church Services website guides you to a multitude of available Masses both here and in Europe:

Or click here

See also the Parishes Facebook pages

Daily Mass Weekend Mass

The parishes are now signed up with Redemptorist publications for the Childrens page. See below! These will be on the Facebook pages led by Fr Troll and friends.

Just click the button to get to the Rath and the Islands Facebook page

Or this button to unload an image file of the Redemptorist publication called LOOK for childrens activities

See below!

Rath and the Islands Facebook Look Return to Home Page

Your attention is drawn to the helpful and comprehensive government advice about the threat of the Coronavirus Covid 19 on the HSE website

First Holy Communion and Confirmation Sacraments

First Holy Communion Schedule

Confirmation schedule

These arrangements are now on hold; please continue to monitor this site for further information.

Printed Parishes Newsletter back but not as we know it!

To obtain a copy, please download a file from here, and print it at home. It broadly contains much of the information on this website.

To download a copy of this weeks Newsletter as a Word file, click here

To download a copy of this weeks Newsletter as a .pdf file, click here

Diocesan Website

The Diocese of Cork and Ross website maintains an up-to-date list of parishes which provide Mass on a regular (daily) basis. You can view the current list by clicking here

There is a rumour that Rath Church will soon be broadcasting an internet Mass; watch this space!


As part of a reorganisation in the Diocese, a structure called the Mission and Ministry office will begin on Oct 1st, and will incorporate the Pastoral Development office. We would like to thank Sr Karen Kent and Fr Charlie Kiely, who over the recent years have done the training for the Parish Assemblies and Parish Catechists and more recently the John Paul II awards.  

We thank them and wish them well for their future. 

ROSARY on the COAST - Sunday 11th October 2.30pm Tragumna Beach Car Park For Life & Faith.

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