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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 three 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 anytime. 

Mass Times for our Churches


Mooncoin Church Carrigeen Church Kilnaspic Church
Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am - Mooncoin
Saturday: 7.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am
Sunday: 9.30am (Every second Sunday)
29th Dec, 5th Jan, 19th Jan
Sunday: 9.30am (Every second Sunday)
22nd Dec, 12th Jan, 26th Jan

Latest Parish News


Parish Office Opening Hours

Opening Hours are Monday: 9.45am-12.45pm, Wednesday: 9.45am-12.45pm, Friday: 9.45am-12.45pm.

Christmas Mass Times 2019

Christmas Eve Tuesday 24th December - Mooncoin - @ 6pm / Carrigeen - @ 7.30pm, Christmas Day Wednesday 25th December - Kilnaspic - @ 9.30am / Mooncoin - @ 11am, Penitential Service - Monday 16th December, Mooncoin @ 7pm

New Pastoral Area Info Booklet

THE NEW PASTORAL AREA INFORMATION BOOKLET for Mooncoin, Kilmacow & Templeorum 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.

Community Hall and Church Ground Carparks

The Parish Hall car parking facilities are reserved on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7pm on-wards for Bingo and Bridge. If any group or event is taking place else where in the village and this car park is required for extra parking please contact the


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