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

Please contact the Parish Assemblies via the Parish Office: 028-22828,

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Office Hours: Tues, Wed & Thurs from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

Parish Assemblies

Members of Rath and The Islands

Parish Assembly: 2016-2019

Chair: Bernadette Davis,

Secretary: Geraldine McCarthy,

Vice Chair: Declan Tiernan.

Members: Vivienne Kearney, Maura Collins, Breda Sheehy, Annette Cadogan, Cornelius Bohane, Mary Rose Hegarty, Annette Harte, Dee Griffiths, Majella O’Driscoll, Cyril Thornton, Charlie Crowley, Fr Michael Kelleher, Fr Chris O'Donovan.


Rath Parish Assembly

The Assembly’s Mission Statement is:



Respecting Diversity

while serving the community in an open and transparent manner.

Respecting at all times the value of human dignity.

Names of Parish Assembly members in Skibbereen:

Pat Burchill, Richie McCarthy (Deputy Chairperson) Joseph Collins, Margaret Collins, Breda Connolly, Jacinta Crowley (Chairperson), Mary Croston, Kathleen Dwyer, Evelyn Harrington, John Herlihy, Betty Keane, Con McCarthy, Kerry McCarthy, Sean McCarthy, Tim McDonnell, Dan Minihane, Christine O'Brien, Gerald O'Brien, Josie O'Donoghue, Mary O'Shea, Elaine Quinn, Diarmuid Ruane, Dolores Ruane (Secretary) Eileen Ryan, Maureen Spillane, Seamus White, Fr Michael Kelleher, Fr Chris O'Donovan.

Skibbereen Parish Assembly

Our mission in St. Patrick's Parish ,Skibbereen aims to openly support and nourish our Parish family in their spiritual growth,

to welcome,

to share,

to do,

to teach,

to learn,

to listen,

to care,

to give our best,

to live the good news,

and God be our guide.”.

Skibbereen Parish Assembly


The Southern Star

At the Parish Assembly meeting in May 2018 disappointment was expressed regarding non-publication in the Southern Star of events such as the First Holy Communion of 52 children, the Confirmation of 97 young adults earlier in the year, the Nathan Carter concert, and other major events.  The Star correspondents in most parishes include these but Skibbereen events seem to be overlooked.

A meeting was arranged with Con Downing, Editor and was attended by Jacinta Crowley, Chairperson, Dolores Ruane, Secretary and Diarmuid Ruane. It was agreed that a direct line of communication needed to be established between the Parish Assembly and the Southern Star.  Mr Downing was more than happy to step into this role of our direct link for future publication of church events and we look forward to working closely with Con Downing and the Southern Star.

(Con Downing, Editor of the Southern Star contact details:  / and the Editor’s direct line on 028 40245.)

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