Sunday, 25 July 2021


Parochial House: 021-2018172 - new number

 Parish Priest: Fr. Gerard Thornton 021-2018172

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time/ C

7th August 2022

Gluten-free Hosts are available at all Masses: please approach the altar

when the priest has finished distributing general Communion.


 Sunday 7th  August

Union Hall


Sunday 7th  August







Mary Edwards, R.D

Get Well Mass

Special Intention


People of the Parish

Get Well Mass

Special Intention

We pray for those who have died recently; Donie O’Donovan who was buried on

 Friday and those whose anniversaries occur at this time;

Please pray for all those who are ill, those in hospital and those who are undergoing treatment.

Mon 8th August


Intentions of Fr Terry

Tue 9th August      Union Hall


Special Intentions

Keith McCarthy R.D

Judy Crowley R.D

Wed 10th August   Castlehaven


Get Well Intention

Sam Burchill R.D

John Humston R.D

Thurs 11th August  Union Hall


Ann Coughlan RIP

Flor O’Driscoll RIP

Get Well Intention

Friday 12th August  Castlehaven


Sick Of the Parish

Sat 13th August     Union Hall                         


Intentions of Fr Terry

Sunday 14th August

Union Hall


Sunday 14th August








Donie O’Donovan  R.D


Patrick McCarthy- Months Mind


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in Union Hall Church every Monday immediately after 10 o’clock Mass (except on Bank Holidays).

CASTLEHAVEN -   Minister of the Word:

Sunday 14th August; Thomas Somerville and Alice Baudains

Monday (Church holiday) 15th August: Maighread O’Leary


Minister of the Eucharist:

Sunday 14th August: Patricia O’Leary

Monday (Church holiday) 15th August: Mary McDonnell

UNION HALL - Ministers of the Word:

Sunday 14th August: Sean NcNulty and Alex O’Donovan

Monday (Church holiday) 15th August: Catherine Limrick

Minister of the Eucharist:

Sunday 14th August: Ann O’Neill

PARISH DEVELOPMENT FUND will be collected Today, August 7th

CASTLETOWNSHEND MARITIME WEEK; are having a rosary in Castlehaven new cemetery on Weds 10th August at 8pm (weather permitting).

Also there will be a Maritime Mass on Sunday14th August at 11:30am in conjunction with Fr. Thorton’s farewell. Music and refreshments in church yard after mass.


The summer walks continue with the final two; August 13th Rabbit Island and Squince (meet at old creamery on way to Reen Pier) 5pm.  August 20th From the Pound to the Pier (meet at Drishane House) 5:30pm. In the event of inclement weather on the day –come the following Weds at 7pm. Walks are free but you may wish to become a member. or 085 2691914


The Rosary will be recited at the Lake Cross Grotto on Sunday 14th August @ 8PM to celebrate The Assumption of Our Blessed Lady. With the large increase in electricity prices donations to the lighting fund would be gratefully appreciated at any time.

Volunteering Opportunities with National Council of the Blind Ireland

NCBI is currently recruiting volunteers to play a vital role in our retail stores. We are seeking volunteers to fill Retail Assistant and other roles in our furniture store at 23 Main Street, Skibbereen. By volunteering with NCBI you can have a direct, positive impact on the lives of people who are blind or vision impaired across Cork and the whole of Ireland.

Please visit our store, contact or visit the to register your interest.

Dear Parishioners, you may or may not be aware that a family of 6 Ukranians have recently arrived in Union Hall. They are living at No 5 Listarkin, Main Street, Union Hall. If you would like to help out in any way, please contact Angela Jones 086 2772597 or Ingrid Fuller 087 6555550.


Week commencing August 8th: Ester Burke and Siobhan Nolan 

Week commencing August 15th: Caroline Walsh and Peter Deasy

BINGO: continues Tuesday nights at 8.30pm in The Skibbereen Eagle Tragumna with all proceeds going to charity

Fr. Thornton will be finishing up August 15th, Fr. Curran will be on duty and can be reached at: 087 2894289

Messages for next week’s bulletin can be handed into the Parish House,

Phoned or texted to Denise 086 3953258 or sent to the Parish email:                                                                                                                                          by Thursday 6 pm.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016



@ The Causeway, Union Hall, Sunday August 1st


Kids & Adults Fun Rowing Races

Time: 12 Noon


 Club Fundraiser Novelty Duck Race

Time: 1:30pm

Cost: €10 each

1st, 2nd, 3rd place ducks

Prizes: Vouchers for Local businesses & club merchandise

Monday, 25 January 2016


UNION HALL DEFIBRILLATOR - There are 2 defibrillators in Union Hall. One at the Blackfield (next to the swing park), on the wall near the door of the community hall. The other is on the wall at the entrance of the pier on the right hand side as you approach. The key is next to the defib.

Thursday, 27 March 2014


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The fishing village of Union Hall is situated approximately 74km south of Cork city in a sheltered corner of Glandore Harbour amidst the spectacular scenery of the West Cork coastline. Framed by a unique one-lane bridge, its quaintness and charm have been recognised by artists through the years. In the early 1700s it was lauded by the great patriot, Dean of Ireland, Jonathan Swift. More recently, it was chosen by the film maker, Sir David Puttnam, as the main venue for one of his films, “War of the Buttons”.MORE INFORMATION HERE;;


Union Hall is situated on the South West coast of Ireland. Located just off the N71 primary route which links Cork city to West Cork.From Cork city, follow signs for N71 or West Cork. Turn left at Leap village and then turn right over the bridge about a mile later.