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 morning 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.

Please note new editorial email


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

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

Churches Re-opening.

The Parish Assemblies of Skibbereen and Rath and the Islands are inviting people to volunteer to be part of a rota of people who give an hour in their Church.

Depending on the availability of people a schedule of opening times will be put together. If you wish to be involved please contact one of the members of your Parish Assembly or phone the Parish Office and leave your name and contact number.


Notices from the Cork and Ross Diocesan Website can be found by clicking this button

Diocesan Website

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:

We 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

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!

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

Skibbereen Luncheon Club

Meals on Wheels available six days per week with the help of our colleagues in Skibbereen Lions Club. For all enquires please contact 028 22269 or 086 4093114.

The latest news may be accessed from our facebook pages!

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St Patrick's Cathedral, Skibbereen, Facebook Diocesan Website

Parish Assemblies

Thank you to the Parish Assemblies for their work on Churches re-opening. They are taking responsibility for organising the volunteers for stewarding and the arrangements within the Churches.

Parish Assemblies

Click here!

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