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Contact Details
Contact details for the priests in the Pastoral Area of Mooncoin, Templeorum, Kilmacow

Fr. Martin Tobin (Mooncoin) 086 240 1278

Fr. Michael Anthony O’Connor (Kilmacow) 087 251 7766

Fr. Paschal Moore (Templeorum) 087 240 8078

Welcome to Mooncoin Parish

The Parish is comprised of Mooncoin, Carrigeen & Kilnaspic.  

Mooncoin has its origin from the Irish meaning "Quin's Meadow or Bog".

Carrigeen comes from "Little Rock".

Kilnaspic Coill or Cill meaning "The Bishop's Cell or Wood".

Mooncoin Parish has two Primary Schools and Coláiste Cois Siúire which has the distinction of being one of the earliest Vocational Schools established by the VEC.

Our Parish is part of the Dioceses of Ossory.  Mooncoin Parish strives to reach out to all in our community, listen to their needs and foster a sense of belonging and inclusiveness.  The website will give information about the history of the Parish as well as the services and activities provided.  

You are very welcome to contact us at any time. 

Mass Times for our Churches

Mooncoin Church Carrigeen Church Kilnaspic Church
Tuesday to Friday: 9.30 am - Mooncoin
Saturday: 7.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am
Sunday: 9.30 am (1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of the month)

Sunday: 9.30 am (2nd & 4th Sundays of the month)

Latest Parish News

Caring for our Common Home

Conference          March 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Dolmen Hotel
Kilkenny Road Carlow
CONTACT:01 629 3333                            Email


St. Mary's Cathedral Draw 2020

Click here for more information

Click here for Bishop Farrell's Letter

Parish Financial Statement 2019

Click here to Review the Financial Statements for Mooncoin Carrigeen Kilnaspic  2019

First Fridays

Visitation of The Sick

First Friday: Visitation of the Sick will take place on the first Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the month.  The Parish Office will contact you prior to a visit.

Please contact the Parish Office if you will not be at home on the first Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the month. Should anyone who is recently sick or housebound and would like a visit or to receive Holy Communion, you are welcome to contact Fr. Tobin on 086 2401278

Hospital Visits

Please contact the Parish Office and let Fr. Tobin know if you or your loved ones or neighbours are ill at home or hospital and would like a visit (taking into account any restrictions on visits that may occur from time to time). Thank You.

Cemetery Mass Times

The Cemetery Masses 2020 will take place on the following dates:

Carrigeen: Friday 7th June at 7.30 pm.

Mooncoin (New): Sat 6th  June at 7 pm

Mooncoin (old) - Friday 12th June at 7 pm.

Kilnaspic - Saturday 27th June at 7 pm.

Please inform family, friends and All are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration takes place in the Nagle Chapel every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  (winter schedule) and 8 p.m. (summer schedule)

Eucharistic Ministers Training 2020

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First Holy Communion Mooncoin 2020

First Holy Communion will take place in Mooncoin on Saturday 9th May 2020 at 11 am.

First Holy Communion Carrigeen 2020

First Holy Communion will take place in Carrigeen Church on Saturday 2nd of May 2020 at 11.00 a.m.

Community Hall and Church Ground Carparks

The Parish Hall car parking facilities are reserved on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 pm onwards for Bingo and Bridge. If any group or event is taking place elsewhere in the village and this car park is required for extra parking please contact the office in advance and we will facilitate as best we can. Thank you.

Be vigilant when parking!!

We advise all to take due care when parking your car, Please ensure no valuables are visible and doors are locked as we are not responsible for the safety of your car whilst parked either on church grounds or parish hall grounds. Thank you

Parish Office Opening Hours

The Parish Office opening hours are as follows: -
Monday: 9.45am-12.45pm.
Wednesday: 9.45am-12.45pm.
Friday: 9.45am-12.45pm.

New Pastoral Area Information Booklet


   Salt of Earth

is available in all Churches

Community Hall Christmas Fair 2019

The Hall Committee we would like to thank everyone who supported our recent Christmas Fair. We would also like to thank everyone who donated prizes and money, and those who helped out in any way. The fair was a great success and we made €10,178.50.

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