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

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Marriages: At least 3 months’ notice.   

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Baptisms by appointment: each Saturday at 4.00pm (Cathedral) or on Sunday in Rath following 10.15am Mass;

Forms available in Office (Skibbereen)  & Sacristy. (Rath)


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Confessions:  St. Patrick’s Cathedral:

                Sat 12noon – 12.30pm:

                Sacred Heart Church, Sat 7.00pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Cathedral Exposition Chapel: Open every day

Rath Church - Every Wednesday from 10.30am-11.30am.

Rosary: each Tuesday evening at 8.00pm at the Grotto, Cork Rd.

For information about Schools, Getting a Mass Card Signed, Church Dues, Booking of a Mass, and Weekend Mass times of other churches in this area,

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Parish Information

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Schools in Skibbereen and Rath and the Islands Parishes


St Joseph’s Primary School:                  028-21804

St Patrick’s Primary School B.N.S.:        028-21948

St Patrick’s Senior B.N.S.                      028-21948

Gaelscoil Dhochtúir Uí Shúilleabháin       028-21192

Rathmore N.S.                                     028-20135

S.N, Oileán Chléire                               028-39171

Post Primary

Skibbereen Community School               02851172

Further Education

Rossa College                                     028-21644

Please contact the schools or the Parish Office on 028-22828 for further information about Schools.

Getting a Mass Card Signed.

While we welcome our parishioners calling to our doors to get Mass Cards signed, there are times when we are not available. To ensure that your card is signed, it would probably be best to come into the Sacristy after any Mass. Or, if this does not suit, you are welcome to call at the Parish Office (the Presbytery door facing towards Skibbereen in North Street,) between the hours of 10.00 am -12.00 noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Booking a Mass.  

Each Church has a Mass Diary, which, with the exception of Skibbereen, does not leave the Sacristy. In order to book a Mass, please try and go to the Church concerned, and have the details entered into this diary.

The diary for Skibbereen is in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To book a Mass visit or ring the office during office hours. You may of course, call to the Sacristy in the weekend .

Church Dues

The Following Offerings and Stipends are suggested for Church Celebrations

Baptisms €50

Marriages from €150

Funerals €150

Mass Stipends €10 minimum

November Novena Contributions €20

Station offerings, Spring and Autumn €40

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Weekend Mass times for this Pastoral area


Kilcoe Sunday 10am,

Lisheen Sunday 11.30am,

Caheragh, Dromore Vigil 8.00pm,

Caheragh Sunday 11.15am


Union Hall Sunday 10.00am,

Castlehaven Sunday 11.30am


Leap Vigil 7.30pm, Leap Sunday 12 noon,

Glandore Sunday 10am,


Drimoleague Vigil 7.30pm, Drimoleague Sunday 12 Noon,

Drinagh Sunday 10.30am