Franciscan Friary, RossnowlaghFranciscan Friary,


Co. Donegal.

Tel: (071) 9851342/9852035
Fax: (071) 9852206

Donegal friary was established 1470s, and destroyed in 1601. A modern foundation was made in the county in Rossnowalgh in 1946, where a new church and friary were opened in 1952.

The Franciscan Friary, Rossnowlagh is a place of hospitality and welcome for all who seek peace and reconciliation. We welcome people to our prayer and to our table. The Friars serve in church ministry, give retreats and workshops, offer counselling and spiritual direction as well as simply being available to anyone who calls to the Friary.

The Eucharist:

Monday – Saturday:

  • 10.00 am Mass
  • 7.30 pm Mass (except Mondays)


  • 7.30 pm (Vigil of Sunday)
  • Sunday 11.00 am (Sung Mass)

Community Prayer

  • Morning Prayer: 9:00 am
  • Evening Prayer: 5:40 pm

Novena in Honour of St Anthony

  • Tuesday 7:30 pm

Mass and Novena Mass in Honour of Padre Pio

  • Thursday 7:30 pm

Devotions to Immaculate Heart of Mary

  • Saturday during 10.00am Mass

Healing Sunday: 1st Sunday of the month

  • Anointing of the Sick and Mass: 3.00pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

  • Sunday 3.00pm to 6.00pm except Healing Sunday


  • Tuesday through Friday: 11.00 – 1.00 & 3.00 – 5.30
  • Saturday:  11.00 – 1.00 & 2.00 – 6.00
  • Sunday: 3.00 – 6.00

Attached to the Friary:

S.F.O Meeting: 2nd Sunday of Month (March to October)

Prayer Group meets at the Friary Parlour each Thursday at 8.00pm

To participate in various ministries in the friary contact the secretary.


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