On behalf of everyone in the Blessington Union of Parishes, welcome to our website!
Blessington Union of Parishes consists of four churches.
St John's, Cloughleagh
St. John's, Manor Kilbride (Cloughleagh) out along the picturesque Sally Gap, in the river Liffey valley
St John the Evangelist, Ballymore Eustace
St. John the Evangelist Church, Ballymore Eustace was built in 1820. It is the third church to be built on the site and it is the home of some ancient celtic artefacts.
St Mary's Church, Blessington
St. Mary’s Church Blessington is a beautiful church set in the centre of Blessington. The bell tower is home to six very fine bells and the oldest working turret clock in Ireland.
St Kevin's, Hollywood
St. Kevin’s Church, Hollywood was built in the very early 1700’s. It is a beautiful church of great spiritual and historical interest. Records show that there was a church on this site in 1219. It is one of the pilgrim churches on the way to Glendalough. It is one of the few remaining churches in Ireland which is in regular use that has a corbelled (stone) roof.
Photographs courtesy of Richard Coe.
We hope you enjoy browsing around the site. You should be able to find out all you need to know about life in our churches, including the times of services throughout the week, the different ministries in the community and the people you will meet at the church. If you have any questions, please send us an email or telephone the Parish Office.