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       Kilmactigue (Cill Mhic Thaidh) “The church of Teige’s son” is the ancient name of the present parish of Tourlestrane. We are a rural parish, situated in South Sligo, bordering the parishes of Tubbercurry, Curry, Killasser, Attymas, and Bonniconlon. We have about 500 homes and around 1400 people live in the parish. We are served by three churches in the parish, -St Attracta’s in Tourlestrane, The church of the most Holy Rosary in Kilmactigue, and the church of the Sacred Heart at Lough Talt in Largon. We have three national schools at Drimina, Castlerock and Banada. About 170 children attend the schools. Aclare village is the main built-up area of our rural parish.There are four very active development groups in the parish, providing facilities for young and old, which aid the development of the sporting, cultural, pastoral and economic aspects of life. A community centre in Kilmactigue, with a children’s playground and an outdoor gym, a family resource centre, a meeting room in Aclare, a large sports hall in Banada which hosts a famous disco and bingo, and a meeting room attached, a building that houses the men’s shed, another smaller community centre, where plays are often rehearsed etc, a community village in Tourlestrane for the elderly with a museum are in full operation, and a new building for adventure pursuits and heritage interests , is at present being built at Drumartin,. Tourlestrane GAA is very much at the centre of the parish and we are delighted to be the current Senior County Champions.

St Attracta’s well in Glenavoo is the site for a pattern mass in August of each year. The well reminds us of the home based sacraments and spirituality of a people that is long gone. In Tourlestrane church there is a beautiful little statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Pope Pius IX had presented the statue to Fr Daniel Jones sj in 1850. The Sisters of Charity came to the Parish and they prayed before the statue in Banada Abbey from 1862 to 1988. Perhaps this statue with the title “Our Lady of Banada” and whose feast day is 8th Oct reminds us of another kind of spirituality based more on churches, devotions and priests, a spirituality that is disappearing. Please God we will find what God has now in mind for our parish and diocese. Fr John Glynn is the Parish Priest.  

Kilmactigue (Cill Mhic Thaidh) “The church of Teige’s son” is the ancient name of the present parish of Tourlestrane. We are a rural parish, situated in South Sligo, bordering the parishes of Tubbercurry, Curry, Killasser, Attymas, and Bonniconlon. We have about 500 homes and around 1400 people live in the parish. We are served by  three churches in the parish, -St Attracta’s in Tourlestrane, The church of the most Holy Rosary in Kilmactigue,  and the church of the Sacred Heart at Lough Talt in Largon. We have three national schools at Drimina, Castlerock and Banada. About 170 children attend the schools. Aclare village is the main built-up area  of our rural parish.There are four very active development groups in the parish, providing facilities for  young and old, which aid  the development of the  sporting, cultural, pastoral and economic aspects of life. A community centre in Kilmactigue, with a children’s playground and an outdoor gym, a family resource centre, a meeting room in Aclare,  a large sports hall in Banada which hosts a famous disco and bingo, and a meeting room attached,  a building that houses the men’s shed, another smaller community centre, where plays are often rehearsed etc,  a community village in Tourlestrane for the elderly with a museum are in full operation, and a new building  for  adventure pursuits  and  heritage interests , is at present being built at Drumartin,. Tourlestrane GAA is very much at the centre of the parish and we are delighted to be the current Senior County Champions.St Attracta’s  well  in Glenavoo is the site for a pattern mass in August of each year. The well reminds us of the home based sacraments  and spirituality of a people that is long gone. In Tourlestrane church there is a beautiful little statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Pope Pius IX had presented the statue to Fr Daniel Jones sj in 1850. The Sisters of Charity came to the Parish and they prayed before the statue in Banada Abbey from 1862 to 1988. Perhaps this statue  with the title “Our Lady of Banada”  and whose feast day is 8th Oct reminds us of another kind of spirituality  based more on churches, devotions  and priests, a spirituality that is disappearing. Please God we will find what God has now  in mind for our parish and diocese. Fr John Glynn is the Parish Priest.     

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There are four very active development groups in the parish, providing facilities for  young and old, which aid  the development of the  sporting, cultural, pastoral and economic aspects of life. A community centre in Kilmactigue, with a children’s playground and an outdoor gym, a family resource centre, a meeting room in Aclare,  a large sports hall in Banada which hosts a famous disco and bingo, and a meeting room attached,  a building that houses the men’s shed, another smaller community centre, where plays are often rehearsed etc,  a community village in Tourlestrane for the elderly with a museum are in full operation, and a new building  for  adventure pursuits  and  heritage interests , is at present being built at Drumartin,. Tourlestrane GAA is very much at the centre of the parish.

St Attracta’s  well  in Glenavoo is the site for a pattern mass in August of each year. The well reminds us of the home based sacraments  and spirituality of a people that is long gone. In Tourlestrane church there is a beautiful little statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Pope Pius IX had presented the statue to Fr Daniel Jones sj in 1850. The Sisters of Charity came to the Parish and they prayed before the statue in Banada Abbey from 1862 to 1988. Perhaps this statue  with the title “Our Lady of Banada”  and whose feast day is 8th Oct reminds us of another kind of spirituality  based more on churches, devotions  and priests, a spirituality that is disappearing. Please God we will find what God has now  in mind for our parish and diocese. Fr John Glynn is the Parish Priest.     

 

http://www.AchonryDiocese.org

http://banadadevelopment.net/

http://www.tourlestrane.sligo.gaa.ie/

http://www.svp.ie 

We do not have a Mission Statement for the parish. This will be a short statement of how we understand ourselves, what we are about and what we aspire to be. All parishioners will need to be involved in writing those few sentences.  

 

 

Church Information

Fr John Glynn
Drumartin
Aclare
Co Sligo

Landline: 071 9181105
Mobile: 087 2732252
G-mail: kilmactigueparish@gmail.com

Mass Times:
Weekends

Tourlestrane:

Sat 7pm Feb, April, Oct, Dec

Sat 8pm: June, August

Sun 10.30am: Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov


Kilmactigue:

Sat: 7pm: Jan, March, Nov

Sat 8pm: May, July,Sept.

Sun 10.30am Feb,April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec.

Lough Talt: Sun 9.30am

Weekdays

Tourlestrane:
9.30am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays
7/8pm on Fridays
Kilmactigue
9.30am on Mondays, Thursdays

Mass on Saturday morning on arrangement with requestor.

Exposition of Blessed Sacrament :
Tourlestrane Friday 10am-7/8pm
Kilmactigue: Monday 10-11am


 Divine Mercy Prayer Group: Tourlestrane every Monday 7.30-9pm


Confessions Tourlestrane :Friday 7pm.-7.30pm

Special Places of Interest

St Attracta's Well

St Ciaran's Well

Lough Talt

Banada Abbey Convent

St Ciaran's graveyard and church

Rhue Graveyard

Kilmactigue Graveyard

Banada Abbey graveyard

 

Help Lines and Services

Gardai: Tubbercurry 071 9185002, Ballymote 071 9189500

Doctors

Hospital: Sligo Hospital 071 9171111, Castlebar 094 9042000. St Johns 071 9142606

Priests Fr John Glynn 0719181105