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Welcome, Fáilte, Ekabo,

 

Welcome to St. Brigid's Parish Ballybane, Galway.

Thank you for visiting our website.

 

We hope you will continue to stay in touch with us and with the many programmes and events going on in our parish.

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We would like to share this reflection with you in the hope that it inspires you in some way.

 

Welcome – Advent

 

Advent is the beginning of the Church’s liturgical year 

   

and our season of preparation for the celebration of Christmas.

 

It is a period of spiritual renewal while we await the anniversary of the birth of Jesus.

 

In this season of renewal we are invited to reflect on the meaning of the coming of Jesus into our world.

 

A time to ask ourselves how Jesus is born in our lives each day.

 

 This period of reflection can help us discover some of the Hope, Peace, Love and Joy symbolized by the candles on the Advent Wreath.

 

 Making us ready to truly celebrate Christmas.

 

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 A Little Bit About Us

St. Brigid’s Parish is located in Ballybane 4.8 kilometres east of Galway City. The area of Ballybane takes its name from a Ring Fort,which dates back to a period between 600BC and 16 AD. The Parish is named after St. Brigid of Kildare and the emblem of the parish is the St Brigid’s Cross. St. Brigid’s is a relatively new parish (1995) and now boasts a small native population, a much larger population coming originally from Galway City and county, a sizeable number of Travellers and a large and diverse representation of people from Africa and Eastern Europe.