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The Parishes Of Kilglass, Rooskey and Slatta, Roscommon Ireland
Sacred Heart Church Kilglass Mass Times: Sunday 10.30 am
St. Anne's Church, Slatta. Mass Times: Saturday Vigil: 6.00pm

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Rooskey.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Rooskey.

Mass Times:
Sundays 11.30am.           
Weekdays : Announced in Newsletter.
Holy Hour of Adoration, Tuesdays 6-7pm

Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church dominates the western part of Rooskey Village and its bell tower is a protected structure. Historically, the village was in the parish of Tarmonbarry until 1879. Tradition states that there was a need for a church in Rooskey as no previous church existed and Mass was celebrated in a private house. In 1844 a church was built under the tenure of Fr. James McNally, Parish Priest of Tarmonbarry and Rooskey whose remains are interred inside the side aisle door on the north side of the church. The building ran parallel with the main road and was cruciform in shape. The altar was located at the east end of the church, where the inside entrance door is now, and people entered the church from the rear. From 1951 to 1954 a major reconstruction of the church was undertaken by Fr. Michael Tarpey. The original bell tower was retained, however the main shape of the church was completely changed to the straight uniform building that we have today, a main nave with two side aisles and the rather unusual west-end placing of the altar.During the ministry of Fr. Matthew Owens, the church underwent some further renovation when the sanctuary area was remodeled and a new tabernacle was added along with the reinstatement of the sanctuary light which had previously been removed. glass overlights were added to the three main doors and the entire church was carpeted for the first time. Also, in the church yard are the graves of two former priests. Fr. James Casey who is interred on the south side of the church while at the front is the grave of Fr. Bernard Neilon.

Today- Restored Our Lady Of Mount Carmel.
Due to the enormous commitment of Rooskey Church restoration committee and the huge generosity of so many people both inside and outside the Parish, we now have a beautifuly restored church.

The Parish of Kilglass, Rooskey and Slatta
Co. Roscommon
Phone: 00353 (0)71 9638014
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