Parish of Magh Ene - Bundoran & Ballyshannon

Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea Bundoran

~ "Magh Ene" means The Plain of Hospitality ~

St Joseph's Church Ballyshannon 

Church Of Our Lady Star Of The Sea Bundoran 

(Also known as Church of the Immaculate Conception and St. Mary's)

Built in 1859


The Church in Bundoran has recently been beautifully renovated to a very high standard, and the name of the Church has reverted back to its original name, Our Lady Star of The Sea.

It re-opened for Masses on Friday 14th March 2008 and was Officially Re-opened and the new areas Blessed by Bishop Duffy on Sunday August 16th 2009.

Click here to see Re-opening & Blessing of Bundoran Church 16th Aug 2009

The Newly Renovated Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea

with the new 300 seat extension which has been named the Rosary Chapel

 

View of Main Aisle - From Gallery

 

 

View from Main Entrance to Church

   

 

Altar and main isle

 

 

View of the Main Isle of the church from the Altar & South Nave with entrance into new Baptistery Area

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View of the main isle from the Altar

 

Baptistery Area of Bundoran Church

New Baptistery Area with tiered seating and the Churches original Baptism Font

 

Fr. Ramon Munster PP celebrating Easter Sunday Mass with a very large Congregation

 

The Beautiful refurbished "Reredos" (Area where the Tabernacle is kept) 

and the Colourful Stained Glass Windows in the Sanctuary area of the Church

 

Close up of the Reredos in the Sanctuary area at the back of the Altar

 

View from the back of the new extension, The Rosary Chapel

 

Main Porch of Church

 

Close up of the beautiful Mosaic of Our Lady in the Main Porch

 

First of the new Stained Glass windows in the Rosary Chapel designed by Jo Tinney

 and unveiled and Blessed by Bishop Liam MacDaid in October 2011

100 year old Stained Glass window designed by the famous Harry Clarke, which was used in the old Parochial House. It is now in the centre of the Rosary Chapel, and dedicated to the 10 people who lost their lives in the Central Hotel Fire 1980

 

Gallery and Pipe Organ

Magnificent Church Organ and Gallery

 

View from new Church Car Park

 

Night Illumination of Bundoran Church. The lighting of the church was put in place as a millennium project in 2000

Night illumination of the Church of The Immaculate Conception Bundoran, which was lit in 2000 as a Millennium Project

Church Spire - Entrance to Gallery

It is Interesting to know that this Spire was not originally built with the Church and was built a few years afterwards.

Parish Priests of Magh Ene

Wall Plaque of past Parish Priests

Very Rev Fr Ramon Munster is our present P.P 

 

Re-opening & Blessing of Bundoran Church 16th Aug 2009

   

Bundoran Church - Canon Keelaghan Memorial

Memorial Stone on inside wall South Facing Nave of Church of Very Rev Francis Keelaghan, who was the first Parish Priest of our Church

Bundoran Church - Bundoran Stone Cross incorporated into New Pastoral Centre Porch, originally was incorporated into North Porch of Church

Bundoran Stone Cross

Little is known about the cross itself, but according to an authority on Irish Crosses, it belongs to the late 17th century or early 18th century - roughly the Penal Days. The figure of Christ here resembles those on Penal Crosses. It is probably associated with some old Church here, although it was also noted in local folklore that it came from an old Franciscan House in the Ross. It must have either been originally inserted into the wall of the Parochial House by either Very Rev Canon McKenna or by his successor, Bishop Mulhern, who was pastor from 1903 - 1916. It was moved to the North facing Porch of the Church when renovations took place in the late 1970's and in 2006 it was incorporated into the New Pastoral Centre main entrance wall. (Old Parochial House)


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