Regional Songs of Praise 2020

Join us once more as we raise our voices in praise in St. Catherine’s Church in Ballymahon on Sunday 23rd February at 3.30 pm. This special service will cross Diocesan and Denominational boundaries. Lesley Dennison will once more be on the keyboard . Save the date !

Carol Singing in Ballymahon

Please support us carol singing in Thomond Lodge on Saturday 14th December – meeting in St Catherine’s Church at 2.00 pm. Please after that join us singing on the main street in aid of Midland Simon. Christmas clothing – hats, scarves etc – welcome. Collectors and singers all welcome.

Gathered In Mission

Our participation in the Diocesan Mission with Through Faith Missions will take place 3rd – 6th October. We will be partnering with Edgeworthstown and Longford Groups

Highlights within our Parish will include our School’s involvement and the Tashinny Harvest on Friday 4th to be followed by the “Johnny Cash Story” – his music and his life and faith in the Ardagh Community Centre on Saturday 5th. Full programme details to follow in early September! Meantime please pray for all the organisation and for those coming to us.

Parish Picnic

Save the date

June 30th in Tashinny school at 1 pm following our All Age united Service in Kenagh with Sunday Club Prize Giving.

Bring your picnic and something to share!   Invite someone we haven’t see for a while.  Give a lift to someone who needs it!  Come and join in the fun and games!

Christian Unity Service

It was not possible for us to have a Service during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity but we will hold an Ecumenical Service of Prayer for Christian Unity  ay 8 pm in Tashinny on Monday February 10th.

Regional Songs of Praise

The Regional and Ecumenical Songs of Praise Service took place in a packed St. Catherine’s Church in Ballymahon on Sunday 25th November.  We were blessed with having the Huston Trio and Lesley Denniston providing music.  It was marvellous to be joined by the many Priests, Clergy, Lay Pastors and congregations  from Ballymahon, Tang, Forgney, Killashee. Roscommon, Lanesborough, Athlone and Mullingar.  It was truely a cross Diocese and Inter Denominational celebration of all we have in common in our faith in, and love of, Jesus Christ

The singing, was magnificent, the atmosphere uplifting as many voices joined together lifting hearts,minds and spirits in praise of our Lord.


Our thanks to all those who participated and to all who came from far and wide to join us for this joyous service.

Regional Songs of Praise

We are delighted to announce that our St. Catherine’s Church in Ballymahon will host a Regional Songs of Praise on Sunday 25th November at 4 pm (participants to gather at 3.30).

We will have involvement from the Forgney Parish and the Athlone Group, from Lanesborough and the Roscommon Group and from the Mullingar Union of parishes.  The Service will also have involvement from our local Roman Catholic brothers and sisters.

We hope to have a band to accompany some of the hymns and that many will gather to sing praise to the Lord our God and be uplifted by him.  All Welcome….

Ardagh Cathedrals and Ardagh House



Canon Patrick Comerford’s post “Three churches on the site of Saint Mel’s Cathedral in Ardagh” can be accessed by following the link below.


He also has a post on Ardagh House




Shrule (Ballymahon) Parish Records

(Pic from the RCB Library Website)

Our St. Catherine’s Church in Ballymahon has been highlighted in the RCB Library’s Library’s Archive  of the Month!

The parish is the parish of Shrule and is referred to as Parish “Number 1” due to the early deposition of the records.  There is a fascinating account at <RCB Library Record of the Month> of what these records reveal – a fascinating read.