Parish Details

IRVINESTOWN (Devenish)



Address: 42 Church Street, Burfit’s Hill, Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh BT94 1EN.

Phone: 028-68628600

Email: devenishparish19@outlook.com

Website: www.devenishparishirvinestown.com

About this Parish

The Parish of Devenish lies to the north-east of Enniskillen, along the shores of and including part of Lower Lough Erne, in County Fermanagh. The northeast corner of the parish is situated in Co Tyrone. Today the focal point of the parish is the town of Irvinestown where the Church of the Sacred Heart is located. There is also St Molaisse’s church at Whitehill.

The modern parish takes its name from Devenish island on Lough Erne, founded in the 6th century by St Molaisse. In its time, it was one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland and its influence as a monastic diocese shaped the boundaries and much of the history of the parishes of this part of Fermanagh and beyond. Today, the island contains a twelfth-century round tower, a fifteenth-century High Cross and the remains of an Augustinian Priory from the twelfth-century. The Soiscél Molaisse, an eleventh-century shrine for holding a small book of the Gospels, originated at Devenish and is now in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.

SAINTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PARISH: St Molaisse – Feastday 12 September. PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: Chairperson: Joe McQuaid. Tel. 00 44 79 09531218; Email: joe271@hotmail.co.uk  

Parish Team

Very Rev Kevin Duffy PP

Address: 42 Church Street, Burfit’s Hill, Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh BT94 1EN

Phone: 028-68621856

Email: devenishparish19@outlook.com

Churches and Mass Times

Church of the Sacred Heart

Address: Lisnarick Road, Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh

Mass Times:


Sunday:Monday:Tuesday:Wednesday:Thursday:Friday:Saturday:
11.00am6.00pm (Vigil of Sunday)

St Molaisse’s

Address: Whitehill, Ballinamallard, Co Fermanagh

Mass Times:


Sunday:Monday:Tuesday:Wednesday:Thursday:Friday:Saturday:
9.30am

Schools

St Paul’s PS, Irvinestown

Address: 7 Lisnarick Road, Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh BT94 1EY

Phone: 028 68621133

Principal: Anne Molloy

Email: amolloy164@c2kni.net


St Mary’s College, Irvinestown

Address: Lisnarick Road, Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh BT94 1EL

Phone: 028-68621318

Principal: Anne Flanagan

Email: aflanagan437@c2kni.net