Parishes of Fossa, Firies, Kilcummin and Killarney to lose a Mass

Four Killarney parishes are to lose a weekend mass from next month.

The changes in the Killarney Pastoral Area have been forced by the shortage of priests and follow the loss of a resident priest in Kilcummin.

A statement issued by the six priests in the area  said the current number of weekend Masses was causing considerable strain given the limited resources.

The parishes of Firies, Fossa and Kilcummin as well as the Church of the Resurrection in Killarney are all losing one weekend Mass. Some Mass times will also change in Fossa, Glenflesk and Kilcummin.

The changes will come into effect from the first weekend of November.