Ross Union of Parishes


The Cathedral Church of St. Fachtna in the beautiful West Cork town of Rosscarbery stands on a site where Christian worship has been offered for over 1400 years. Here St. Fachtna founded a monastic school in AD 590. Pilgrims and scholars came from near and far and gained for Ross the title “Ross Ailithir” – the wooded headland of the pilgrims.The first cathedral was built here in the 12th. century. The present building dates from 1612 and was extensively rebuilt following the Rebellion of 1641. The last major restoration was carried out at the end of the nineteenth century.

For more information contact The Very Revd. Chris Peters, The Deanery, Rosscarbery. Tel; 023 8848166. E-mail



Saturday, December 3rd. 2.30pm Cathedral Hall. Teas, stalls, raffles etc etc. 
Wednesday, December 21st. 8.00pm. Traditional service of 9 lessons and carols. All welcome.



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Dean and Rector of Ross: the Very Rev Chris Peters
Ross Union serves five (Church of Ireland) parishes in the Rosscarbery area of the south coast of County Cork:

  • St. Fachtna’s Cathedral, Rosscarbery
  • Castleventry
  • Leap
  • Glandore
  • Union HallThe Churches in the Union are St. Fachtna’s Cathedral, Rosscarbery which is on a site where Christians have gathered for worship for 1400 years, Castleventry, Glandore, Leap and Union Hall.

    Christ Church, Glandore, County Cork Ireland
    Christ Church

    Our Church services welcome everyone, regardless of background and communicant members of all Christian Churches are welcome to join us at the Lord’s Table for Holy Communion. We use the Church of Ireland Alternative Prayer Book.

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