Wednesday, 16 April, 2014
Easter Services 2012

Holy Week

St. Mary’s Parish Irishtown

Alleluia Is Our Song

Easter 2014


Wednesday 16th April 7.30pm. Friary

Penitential Service Friary  (All priests of the Clonmel area present)


Thursday.  17th April Holy Thursday

10.00am.   Morning Prayer

10.30 a.m.  Chrism Mass Cathedral, Waterford

7.30pm.        Mass of the Last Supper

  • Reception of Oils.
  • Washing of feet
  • Renewal of Ministers Eucharist/Word Comminnment
  • Recommitment of Priests to Parish
  • Transfer of Eucharist to the Altar of Repose

8.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Silent Adoration

Return Trocaire Boxes


Friday. 18th  April    Good Friday

10.00am       Morning Prayer

10.30a.m.     Children’s Stations of the Cross

12.00 noon   Adult Stations of the Cross

3.00pm.        Solemn Liturgy of Passion

  • Dramatic re-enactment of Passion Story by Mary Cummins Drama Group
  • Prayers for Universal Church
  • Communion

7.30 p.m.      Prayer around the Cross

  • Collection for Holy Places


Saturday 19th April   Holy Saturday

10.00am.                   Morning Prayer

Reconciliation Service

4.00pm  – 5.00pm.   Confessions

7.30 p.m.   Lighting &Blessing Paschal Fire Old St. Mary’s

  • Procession of Light to Various Churches


8.00 p.m. (approx) Solemn Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter

  • Welcome of Paschal Candle to Parish
  • Exultet-Solemn Proclamation of Easter
  • Liturgy of Word
  • Epistle: Gospel
  • Blessing of Easter Water
  • Baptism
  • Renewal of Baptismal Promises
  • Eucharist


Sunday 20th April    Easter Sunday

9.30 a.m.      Mass:                Marlfield

10.30 a.m.    Mass:                St. Mary’s

12.00 noon   Mass:                St. Mary’s

Monday 21st April – Friday 2nd May

NO 7.45 a.m. Mass

Mass 10.00 a.m.  as usual. 

Easter Collection for support of the Bishop & Priests of the Diocese: Saturday & Sunday 

Please come along and join us for the Easter Celebrations

Easter is the central Celebration of Liturgical Year

Happy Easter




St. Mary's Parish Irishtown Clonmel 



St Mary’s Church was built in 1850 replacing the original thatched chapel, which stood on the same site in Irishtown since 1660. Plans for the present building were prepared and agreed in November 1836. The church, dedicated to Our Lady under the title of the Assumption, was completed and blessed by Most Rev. Dr. O’Brien, Bishop of Waterford, on the 12th October 1856.

The stone used for the main construction came from quarries in Kilmacomma and Mullinahone. The stucco ceiling was made possible by a legacy in 1854 from the estate of Mr. Nicholas Cott, a resident of Irishtown.

The High Altar was the gift from Mr. William Hudson. It was designed by the English Architect George Goldie, and was completed in 1867 at a cost of 2,000 pounds. It consists of Portland stone, columns of Aberdeen granite, and with inserts of Cork and Connemara marble.

The belfry tower was added in 1885 and the portico was completed in 1890.

In 1836 the parish was divided into two, the new parish taking the title of SS. Peter and Paul’s and getting possession, at the same time, of an auxiliary church which had been erected in 1810. In 1983, on the First Sunday of Advent, the parish was again divided with the creation of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish.

The tomb of the first Mayor of Clonmel, John Fitz-Geffry White, who died in 1615, was brought to St. Mary’s Irishtown from Old St. Mary’s Church.

In November 1936 St Mary’s was consecrated by the Most Rev. Dr. J. Kinnane, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore.