Our Parish

The Parish lies between the Bride River on the north, or the Bantry line from Beal na Blath to Coppeen and The Welcome Inn Bar, Derrycoll to Enniskeane on the Bandon/Dunmanway Road. Beal na Blath is just outside the parish boundary. The parish name comes from the amalgation of the two old parishes of Murragh to the south and Templamartin to the north. Our parish is  better known locally as Newcestown. We  have 540 families in the parish. There are 18 Station areas.

Our local school Bishop Galvin Central school is named after the co-founder of the Columban Father’s Edward Galvin who was a native of the parish.There is a lovely monument in  his honour near the school. The school was an amalgation of four former schools at Newcestown, Mount Pleasant, Mawbeg and Gurranes.

For photos of both churches, grottos and more click here

Newcestown Church

Choir: Annette O’Driscoll & Brid Hurley 086-3541872 (Annette)
Flowers: Altar Society
Sacristan: A team of volunteers carries out Sacristan duties

Farnivane Church

Altar Society: Betty Smith
Choir:  Sheila Murray
Flowers:  Joan O’Donovan
Sacristans: Joan O’Donovan, Kitty Sullivan & Nora Hickey

Please remember that your churches could not be kept the way they are without people giving of their time voluntarily. As a community it is our responsibility to help out if we have a talent or skill to keep both of our churches vibrant and active.