Parish Details

MONAGHAN & RACKWALLACE (Cathedral Parish)



Address: Parish Office, Park Street, Monaghan

Phone: 047-81220

Fax: 047-84004

Email: parishoffice@stjosephsmonaghan.com

Website: www.monaghan-rackwallace.ie

About this Parish

Monaghan and Rackwallace is the Cathedral parish of the Diocese of Clogher. It has been so since 1851 when Bishop Charles McNally decided to move here from Clogher, a decision that was followed by the building of St Macartan's Cathedral between the years 1861 and 1892. On the outskirts of the town, though physically located in the adjoining Parish of Donagh, is St Macartan's College, one of the two diocesan seminaries.

The parish consists of two areas: Monaghan town, with its adjoining suburban and rural hinterland, and the Ardaghey-Castleshane area, which lies to the south of the town.

Rackwallace or Rath Mhic Mhalais, was a monastic site near Ardaghey, founded in the 9th century. By the 13th century, the area covered by this parish was the centre of the MacMahon ruling clan and their Lucht tighe or mensal lands. A Franciscan friary was established in Monaghan in 1462. This friary remained until it was destroyed by Sir Edward Blayney at the end of the 16th century.

As Monaghan town grew in size and stature, it became the obvious choice for the location of the episcopal see. Today, Monaghan and Rackwallace is a busy urban and rural parish, serving the needs of parishioners and visitors to the county town. The parish has over 2,000 Catholic families, and a Catholic population of just over 7,000.

Parish Team

Very Rev Canon Patrick McGinn Adm

Address: St. Joseph’s Presbytery, Park Street, Monaghan

Phone: 047-81220

Fax: 047-84004

Email: parishoffice@stjosephsmonaghan.com

Rev Leo Creelman CC

Address: St Joseph's Presbytery, Park Street, Monaghan

Phone: 047-81220

Fax: 047-84004

Email: parishoffice@stjosephsmonaghan.com

Churches and Mass Times

St Macartan's Cathedral

Address: Dublin Road, Monaghan H18 W863

Mass Times:


Sunday:Monday:Tuesday:Wednesday:Thursday:Friday:Saturday:
12.30pm6pm (Vigil of Sunday)

St Joseph's, Monaghan

Address: Park Street, Monaghan H18 DY96

Mass Times:


Sunday:Monday:Tuesday:Wednesday:Thursday:Friday:Saturday:
8.30am, 11.30am10am10am10am10am10am10am

St Michael's, Ardaghey

Address: Ardaghey, Monaghan, Co Monaghan H18 E261

Mass Times:


Sunday:Monday:Tuesday:Wednesday:Thursday:Friday:Saturday:
9.30am (1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays)

Schools

Gaelscoil Ultain, Muineachán

Address: Bothar Ard Mhacha, Muineachán

Phone: 047 84321

Principal: Joe Ó Gallchóir

Email: info@ultain.ie

Website: www.scoilultain.ie


Naí Scoil San Lughaidh Muineachán

Address: Park Road, Monaghan

Phone: 047 82913

Principal: Carmel McCarroll

Email: louisinfs@gmail.com

Website: www.stlouisinfants.ie


St. Louis Girls' NS, Monaghan

Address: Park Road, Monaghan

Phone: 047 81305

Fax: 047 38949

Principal: Anna Mai Rooney

Email: info@stlouisgns.com

Website: www.stlouisgnsmon.com


St. Mary's Boys' NS, Monaghan

Address: St Mary's Hill, Clones Road, Monaghan

Phone: 047-82361

Principal: Colm Mac Cinna

Email: office@boysnsmonaghan.com

Website: www.1867.ie


St. Michael's NS, Rackwallace

Address: Rackwallace, Castleshane, Monaghan

Phone: 047 85282

Principal: Seamus Grundy

Email: rackwallace.ias@eircom.net


Beech Hill College (ETB), Monaghan

Address: Dublin Road, Monaghan

Phone: 047-81200

Fax: 047-84926

Principal: Patrick McArdle

Email: info@bhc.ie

Website: www.bhc.ie


St Louis Secondary School, Monaghan

Address: Glen Road, Monaghan

Phone: 047-81422

Fax: 047-81023

Principal: Margaret Conlon

Email: stlouis@eircom.net

Website: www.stlouismonaghan.com


St Macartan’s College, Monaghan

Address: Mullaghmurphy, Derry Road, Monaghan

Phone: 047-83365

Principal: Raymond McHugh

Email: admin@stmacartanscollege.ie

Website: www.stmacartanscollege.ie


Religious Communities

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy


Address: 16 The Grange, Plantation Walk, Monaghan.

Phone: 047-84569

Sisters of St Louis


Address: St Louis Convent, Louisville, Monaghan

Phone: 047-81411

Email: stlouisirl@eircom.net

Sisters of St Louis


Address: Our Lady's Community, Louisville, Monaghan.

Phone: 047-82006

Sisters of St Louis


Address: St Raphael's, 3 Lakeview, Monaghan

Phone: 047-84719

Sisters of St Louis


Address: 4 Lakeview, Monaghan.

Phone: 047-84719

Sisters of St Louis


Address: 5 Lakeview, Monaghan.

Phone: 047-84122

Sisters of St Louis


Address: 173 Mullaghmatt, Monaghan,

Phone: 047-84110

Sisters of St Louis


Address: Rowan Tree Court, 24 Mullach Glas Close, Monaghan.

Phone: 047-38685