Athlone Friary to close on January 6 2023

At the start of this morning’s 9:00am Mass, Fr Kieran communicated the announcement from the Minister Provincial of the Franciscans in Ireland, Aidan McGrath OFM, that the Friary in Athlone will be closing.

We share the sadness that this news will bring to friars throughout Ireland, to members of the Third Order and to the many, many people from Athlone and wider afield for whom the friary is so important and so well loved. The full announcement can be read HERE.

We ask for your prayers at this time for the fraternity and staff in Athlone, and for all those who will hear this news with a heavy heart.