Weekly Updates

Parish Council Meeting

At the parish council meeting last Monday-week, 27th August, the following were approved as members of the finance committee: Kathleen Troy (Secretary), Mary Kinsella, Colleen O'Neill, Geraldine Hennessy, Tom Corcoran and Fr. Moorhead.


A successful meeting relating to the installation of broadband in both parish churches took place on Tuesday. A quality broadband service will enable the live broadcast of masses on an ongoing basis. In attendance were: Kathleen Troy (Sec.), John Leahy - C.C., Ray Bell - Telecom, Malcom Spain - Community Centre, Joe Dermody - B. of Mgmt, John Clendennen - C.C., Maria Davis - School Principal and Fr. John Moorhead - PP.

Father is very pleased with deal done with telecom. Details are to be discussed.
Father is delighted to say that full speed broadband will be available to the churches, the community centre and the school as a hub for education, sport, office and business.

Parish Mass

Due to new Covid related restrictions being re-introduced today, Friday 7th August, in counties Laois, Offaly & Kildare, details regarding mass will be updated tomorrow.

COVID-19 Notice

One way system in place, please be mindful to social distance from others.
No paper missalettes at mass due to COVID-19. The Bulletin will be on the website
As Anniversary Months Minds were missed due to COVID-19 please contact if you would like to make new arrangements.



Charitable Contribution

Charitable Contribution Certificates Renewal.
Thank you. We will contact each tax payer individually.


We are very pleased that our community did not suffer health-wise during this global pandemic. Many have experienced less stress, reconnected with their home, nature and with the help of new technology, with family and friends also. A lot of parents have said it has been a joy to spend more time with children.

We hope as life's pace starts to pick up again, we can remember to prioritise what matters and keep a tight connection to what is important and value what we have.

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Welcome To The Eglish & Drumcullen Parish Website

Eglish & Drumcullen Parish is based in south County Offaly, near the town of Birr.

There are two churches in the parish, St John the Baptist's Church, Rath and St James Church, Eglish.

Sunday Mass Archive.

Masses broadcast live from the Parochial House are available on the parish Youtube channel.

Parish Youtube channel