Fáilte Romhat (Welcome)

Thank you for visiting the website of the Diocese of Achonry.  We are a Roman Catholic Diocese, located in the West of Ireland with twenty-three parishes in Counties Roscommon, Mayo and Sligo.  Our Cathedral, named The Annunciation and St Nathy, is located in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon.  

The Patron Saint of Achonry is St Nathy and the secondary Patroness is St Attracta.

There are twenty five priests in parish ministry, two in education ministry within the diocese and two working outside the diocese. We have also a small number of retired priests, some of whom continue to provide pastoral care within the diocese. Female Religious in the diocese include the Sisters of Mercy, Marist Sisters and Sisters of St Joseph of The Apparition.

The aim of this website is to help you find your way around the diocese and to locate information you may be seeking.  If you notice any errors or omissions please get in touch with us so that these can be addressed.


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