St John the Baptist Church

Welcome to St John the Baptist, Ballyvaughan and St Patrick, Murrough, Fanore

A special Mass was held in St John the Baptist Church Ballyvaughan to celebrate our Ukrainian friends with the installation of two icons.

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Synodal Pathway

Synod is a Greek word (synodos) meaning a meeting or assembly. By convening the Universal Synod, Pope Francis invites the entire Church to reflect on a theme that is decisive for its life and mission.

In recent months the Galway Diocesan Synodal Team has reached out to parishes and to people within and without the faithful community, to listen and hear what they had to say.

The results of this listening is available now in the 10-page diocesan document below, along with the separate appendices information.


Click here for the Diocesan Synthesis
Click here for the Appendices

The Parish newsletter will be available weekly at Mass, on the News page on Facebook

2021 Season of Creation


St John the Baptist, Ballyvaughan and 
St Patrick, Murrough, Fanore

Please Note: All sacraments and devotions are impacted by Covid-19 restrictions. We will post any new updates here.


Very Rev. Richard Flanagan SVD, Adm.
Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
T. +353 (0)65 7077045

National Schools

St Patrick’s National School
Fanore, Co. Clare
T. +353 (0)65 7076197
Principal: Bríd Queally

St John the Baptist National School
Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
T. +353 (0)65 7077079
Principal: Loretta Gray