Welcome to our parish website. Our parish is located in the South West of Ireland in County Cork, in the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne & Ross.  It is the largest parish, geographically, in Ireland, deriving from a union of former separate parishes.  We are Church of Ireland which means that we are members of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We are a Eucharistic community, each service being Holy Communion (The Eucharist, The Lord’s Supper or Mass) to which everyone is welcome. Here is our latest news.

The name of the parish 'Kilmocomogue' derives from the ancient Irish name of Bantry parish. There are two main population centers in the parish - Bantry and Durrus. The parish covers a wide area of County Cork and includes some of the most beautiful scenery in County Cork, extending down to beautiful Castletownbere on the Beara Peninsula where there is a small Church of Ireland Community.  

Our annual Garden Fete will be on August 8th this year

We are delighted that local group ‘Talking Waves’ will be playing

this year. They have just released their first single.

Check it out here.  Well done Jonathon and Joey.

  1. We are strongly committed to mission, ministry, ecumenism and inter Faith dialogue in our parish and have a strong link with  the work of Christian Aid.

  1. A thank you from Christian Aid

  1. We are an inclusive parish, members of the network of Inclusive Churches. "We believe in inclusive Church - church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ."

Regular Sunday Services

Bantry         St. Brendan the Navigator (each Sunday)

8.15 am        Holy Communion - Traditional language

10.00am       Holy Communion - Contemporary language

Durrus         St. James (each Sunday)

11.45 am       Holy Communion - Contemporary language

Beara            A monthly service takes place in local hospital chapel

                    Details of that service by contacting the rector.


The details above are the ‘normal’ arrangements.

Please check this roster also in case of changes.


Canon Paul Willoughby

Jonathon Russell of

Talking Waves playing at Durrus Fete.

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