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Welcome, Fáilte, Ekabo,

 

Welcome to St. Brigid's Parish Ballybane, Galway.

Thank you for visiting our website.

We hope you will continue to stay in touch with us and with the many programmes and events going on in our parish.

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We would like to share this reflection with you in the hope that it inspires you in some way.

 

Each year the trees give us a lesson in renewal.

First the bud, then the blossom, and finally the shoot.

Spring dresses the trees in a new robe and makes them young again.

But this is possible only because in autumn they let go of their old leaves

and in between endure a period of nakedness.

 

Lent is the springtime of the spirit.

Lord help us not to be afraid to let go of old habits.

Give us the strength to accept our spiritual poverty,

and allow ourselves be renewed in your love.

When Easter comes may we feel young again

and filled afresh with enthusiasm for your message.

 

 

 A Little Bit About Us

St Brigid’s Parish is located in Ballybane 4.8 kilometres east of Galway City.The area of Ballybane takes its name from a Ring Fort, which dates back to a period between 600BC and 16 AD. The Parish is named after St. Brigid of Kildare and the emblem of the parish is the St Brigid’s Cross.

 

St Brigid’s is a relatively new parish (1987) and now boasts a small native population, a much larger population coming originally from Galway City and county, a sizeable number of Travellers and a large and diverse representation of people from Africa and Eastern Europe.