Ardara & Kilclooney



Parish Priest: Very Rev Canon Austin Laverty, PP, VF.

Contact Details: Parochial House, Ardara, Co Donegal. 074-9541135.


Church: Church of the Holy Family, Ardara (1903)




Masses: Sundays:  9am, 11am.

 Vigil: Saturdays:  7.30pm.

 Holydays of Obligation: 10am & 7.30pm.

 Daily Mass: 10am, Wednesday & Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 11am


Confessions: Saturdays 11.30am; before and after Mass on Fridays and Saturdays and before the Masses on the First Friday.

Sacristan: Mrs Eileen Breslin, West End, Ardara.

Eucharistic Adoration: Friday 10am – 7.20pm

All Night Vigil: First Friday beginning at 9pm

Organisations: SVDP: Jimmy O’Donnell, Loughill.

   Care of the Aged: Breda Boyle

   Legion of Mary:  Maria Kelly, Portnoo Rd.,

   PTAA:  Anne Moy, Sanfield

   Holy Family Prayer Group: Tuesday 8pm.


Schools:   St Mary's NS, Ardara.  Tel. 074-9541903.  Number on Rolls:  34. Principal:  Anita Finnerty.

  Gortnacart NS.  Tel. 074-9541799.  Number on Rolls:  35.  Principal:  Bríd Hennigan.

  Brackey NS.  Tel. 074-9541279.  Number on Rolls:  39.  Principal:  Conor Conaghan.

  Meentinadea NS. Tel. 074-9541003.  Number on Rolls:  50. Principal:  Ann mcBride

  Crannogbois NS. Tel. 074-9541002. Number on Rolls: 24. Principal: Marguerite Smith


Records & Statistics: Catholic Population: c1540; 504 families. Baptismal records, 1868; Contirmation records: 1914; Marriage records, 1908, Death Register, 1919.

Cemetery: Holy Family, Ardara (1812), Cill Tighearna & Cill Cashel (dates unknown)





kilcloneyCurare: Rev Philip Daly, CC,

Contact Details: Parochial House, Kilclooney, Portnoo, Co Donegal. Tel: 074-9545114

 St Conal’s, Kilclooney (1864)




Masses:  Sundays: 11am

  Saturdays: 7.30pm

  Holydays of Obligation: 7.30pm

 Confessions: Before Vigil Mass

 Organisations:    SVDP:  Mr Michael Friel, Narin, Portnoo 074-9545151.

PTAA:  Mrs Anne Moy, Sandfield, Portnoo 074-9541367.


School: St Conal's NS, Narin, Portnoo.  074-9545379. Number on Rolls:  95.  Principal:  Mr Thomas Plunkett


Records & Statistics: Catholic Population, 520.  152 families.  Baptismal records, 1885.  Confirmation records, 1968.  Marriage records, 1900.  Death Register, 1965.

 Cemetery:Kilclooney (1860)