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St. Lazerian's Church, Kildavin

St. Lazerian’s Church Kildavin is situated on a little hill overlooking the village of Kildavin and the beautifully scenic Blackstairs valley. Generations of Kildavin people have worshiped here and this church has witnessed the christenings, weddings, funerals and many of the life celebrations of this community.

This church dates to circa 1830. Initially it was a fairly simple building and in 1860 was described as having a mud floor and no seats. The Parish Priest at that time, Fr Dunne, arranged for a stone floor to be installed and also for the seating arrangements to be improved. This work was funded by selling some of the ‘seats’ to more wealthy parishioners. £7 and upwards could guarantee you a family seat.
The name of Cardinal Spellman is associated with Kildavin and his grandmother and ancestors are to be found in the graveyard surrounding St Lazerian’s Church.

Above the sanctuary is written the Latin phrase; HIC DOMUS DEI EST, ET PORTA COELI (Here is the House of God and the Gateway to Heaven)

The church has undergone renovations in recent years having had the roof replaced in 2009 and all the windows and carpets replaced in the recent past.

Parish Priest:
Fr. Pat Hughes
Parochial House, Myshall, Co. Carlow.
Tel: 059 915 7635


Fr. Joseph Fleming
Clonegal, Co Carlow
Tel: 053 937 7298

Child Protection Officers:
Margaret Doyle 087 838 0018
John McCabe 087 948 9342

Mass Times:
Sunday Morning 11.30am

For Weddings, Funerals, Christenings and other services
please contact: Fr Joseph Fleming at 053 937 7298