16 April 2014
Durrow


History
Situated five miles north of Tullamore town the community of Durrow have held on to a strong sense of their own identity while taking part fully in the life of Tullamore parish. Durrow is the site of the first monastery founded by St. Colmcille around 553AD. It was here that the Book of Durrow was written in the 7th century, a full century before the Book of Kells. Here also is the 8th Century Durrow High Cross.
Durrow Pattern

Held on the 9th of June each year to commemorate St. Colmcille this traditional pattern has continued unbroken for hundreds of years. On this same day the children of Durrow celebrate their 1st communion. A procession takes place to Durrow High cross and to St. Colmcille's Well.

Sunday Mass:  11.30am - with the Durrow Choir
Mass on Holydays: 8.00pm
Sacristan - Mrs Carmel Ward 057-9332232
Baptisms - 2nd Sunday of the month

St Colmcille
Feast Day: June 9th

Colmcille worked with great energy and enthusiasm founding thirty churches and other monasteries in Durrow...
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