Dawn Masses for Easter Sunday

14 Apr 2014

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‘On the first day of the week, at early Dawn they went to the tomb….’ he is not here, he is risen’. (Luke 24, 1, 6)

Many Irish dioceses and parishes will host Dawn Masses on Easter Sunday morning. Dawn Mass is a very spiritual opportunity to celebrate Mass while watching the dawn break over the countryside. Here are details of some of the places hosting an Easter Sunday Dawn Mass this year:

Bagenalstown/Muinebeag Parish, Co Carlow 
Venue – Mount Leinster at 6am

Clane Parish, Co Kildare 
Venue – Abbey Gardens, Main Street, Clane at 6am

Graiguecullen Parish, Co Carlow 
Venue – Óisín Park, Upper Rossmore at 6am

Monasterevin Parish, Co Kildare 
Venue – Moore Abbey at 6am

Saint Conleth’s Parish Church , Newbridge, Co Kildare
Venue – In the grounds of Saint Conleth’s Parish Church  at 6am

Portlaoise Parish, Co Laois 
Venue – The Heath at 6am

Ballinasloe, Co Galway 
Venue – Clontuskert Abbey at 6am

Renmore, Co Galway
Venue – Ballyloughane Beach, Renmore at 6am

Beaufort, Co Kerry
Venue – Outside St Mary’s Parish Church in Beaufort at 6am (weather permitting)

Ennis Parish
Venue –  Old Graveyard, Drumcliffe at 5.30am

Dawn Masses in the Archdiocese of Tuam
Kilconly Parish
Venue – Kilbannon Cemetery at 7am

Venue – On the shore of Lavally Lake at 6am

Partry Parish
Venue – ‘Tom Phil’s Field’ on the shore of Lough Mask, Tourmakeady at 6am

Claremorris Parish
Venue – Church of Our Lady, Barnacarroll, Claremorris, at 6am

Burriscarra Parish
Venue – On the shores of Lough Carra near Castle Bourke, Ballintubber at 8am

Westport Parish
Venue – Murrisk Abbey opposite the Croagh Patrick Car Park at 6am

Athenry Parish
Venue – Lady’s Well at 6am

Cong / Cross and the Neale Parish
Venue – On the shores of Lough Corrib at The Chalet in Cong at 6.30am

Notice: People travelling to Masses are asked to arrive on time. Please bring warm clothing, a folding chair or stool (for your own comfort) and where possible share transport in order to assist with parking at venues.