Co. Carlow • Kildare and Leighlin Diocese

Sacred Heart Church, Borris

Sacred Heart Church, BorrisMass Times (Note the changes while we are on Level 3 Covid-19 Restrictions)

Sunday: 11:30 am (Webcam only)
Monday and Friday: 7:30 pm (No Monday or Friday Mass at present)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00 am (Webcam only)

Holy Days: As on Saturday/Sunday

Bank Holidays: 7:30 p.m.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Parish Church:
Monday: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm (Cancelled at present)

Wednesday: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm (Cancelled at present)

Sacred Heart Church, Borris

Date of Church: 1820

Building Pastor: Fr. John Walsh P.P.

Date of Enlargement: 1896

Parish Priest: Fr. Rory Nolan P.P.

Sacristan: Patricia McCarthy

Organist & Choir: Art O’Leary

Sacramental Coordinator: Audrey Lawlor

Liturgy Coordinator: Breda Dowling



The Kavanaghs and of the Barony of Idrone, Co. Carlow, were for centuries the main obstacle to English rule at the limits of the Pale. In the 1700′s they possessed over 28,000 acres. By 1825 the Kavanaghs had adopted the Protestant religion. The site for the present church was provided by the McMurrough Kavanagh family of Borris House. The church has a facade of granite decorated with limestone which incorporates a Romanesque style doorway. The stained glass window over the main altar consists of three granite-framed panels depicting the crucifixion, with the three under portions depicting Sts. Fortchern, Brigid and Fiachra.

The sanctuary was re-ordered by Fr. Peter Boylan P.P. (1956-1985).

The church was re-roofed in 2000 by Fr. Nicholas Moore P.P. The architect was Eamon Hedderman, and the builder Sean Egars.

Dr. Patrick Lennon, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin (1967-1987), was a native of Borris.

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