Fr John McGovern

Tel: 065 6839735

Fr Mc Laughlin

Canon Michael McLaughlin

Parochial House,
Co. Clare

Tel: 065 683 9332
Mobile: 086 221 3025


Service of Ministry of  Canon Michael McLaughlin

Native of Miltown Malbay

Ordained 11th June 1960 in Carlow College. First Holy Mass of Thanksgiving in St. Joseph’s Church, Miltown Malbay on 12th June 1960.

1960 – 1964:     Liscannor & Ennistymon in Diocese of Galway

1964 – 1965:      Cloghan & Banagher in  Diocese of Ardagh

1965 – 1969:       Loughrea in Diocese of  Clonfert

1969– 1973:       Curate in Bournea

1973 – 1978:      Curate in  Silvermines

1978 – 1993:     Chaplain, Cahercalla & Spiritual Director St. Flannan’s College &
Vocations Director

1993 – 2011:      PP Inch/ Kilmaley/ Connolly

2010:                    Appointed Canon of the International Marian Shrine at Lourdes

2011 – present:  Priest in Residence    Inch/ Kilmaley/ Connolly residing in Inch

Parish Contacts

Fr John McGovern

Tel: 065 6839735

Parish Secretary

position vacant at present

Parochial House, Kilmaley, Ennis, Co. Clare. V95 ENK6

Tel: 065 683 9735


Parish Office

The parish office is closed until further notice. For all Parish business please contact Fr John on 065 68 39735 or email Apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.


Opening Hours: Parish Office

Monday & Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

The Parish Office is located at the Parochial House, Kilmaley

Services offered by the Parish Office include:

Certificates (Baptismal, Confirmation, Letter of Freedom, All for Marriages)

Booking of Masses, Weddings, Baptisms

Signed Mass Cards:

Sympathy Mass Cards,  Get Well Mass Bouquets,   Mass Bouquets,

Mass Bouquets for Special Occasions,

Thank You Mass Bouquets,   Wedding Day Mass Bouquets,

Exam Success Mass Bouquets,

Mass of the Angels Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets for the Bereaved.

Notices for the Newsletter.

Genealogy: The Parish Records date back to 1829 for Baptism & Marriages and 1940 for Death Records. Many of the earlier records have been indexed & tracing ancestry is made easier.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us by contacting 065-6839735 or email

Parish Newsletter

Items for the Newsletter should be forwarded to

or by hand to Parish Office before Wednesday at 1pm. (While the Office is closed, you can drop any notes into the letterbox at the presbytery in Kilmaley)

Parish Sacristans

Church of St. John the Baptist, Kilmaley

Willie & Mary Barry
Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Inch

Bernadette Burke
Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Connolly

Parish Web Team

Angela Killeen

Martina O’Loughlin

Breeda O’Loughlin