Programme of Events


Christmas Festival Cork Up Date  

 Carrigrohane Union of Parishes is looking forward to a great Christmas Festival next week. 

Following a meeting today the organising group is shortening the Festival and postponing some events due to COVID restrictions.  

However the heart of the festival is still here!

We have 45 trees decorates  by schools, businesses and community groups across the parish, the story of the Christmas Gospel is being told.

Unfortunately we've decided to cancel a couple of events - The Festival Launch and Festive Flowers & Food.

Our Carols by Candle Light in Inniscarra has become Carols by Car Light which will be ticketed per car to ensure we have enough parking spaces.

There is still lots to enjoy.

We are working within all COVID restrictions.



Thursday 9th December

7.30 - 8.30pm  Christmas Festival Cork Launch

Cancelled. 


Friday 1oth December 

12 - 7pm A Christmas Journey through Reflective Prayer Stations 

 In Doors

The journey of Mary and Jospeh changed mankind forever. This is an opportunity for you to reflect on your faith journey following reflective prayer stations in the peace of St Peter's Church in your own time and at your own pace.

St Peter's Church, Church Hill, Carrigrohane, T12 TX89.



2 - 7pm Christmas Trees Decorated by Community & Parish Groups 

      Come and see the beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local schools and community and parish groups as they tell the wonderful Christmas story each in their own unique way.

 Out Doors in St Peter's Field, Church Hill, Carrigrohane, T12 TX89, Grounds of St Senan's Church, Canon's Cross, Inniscarra, P31 NX78, Grounds of Church of the Resurrection, The Square, Blarney, T23 HH90  and In Doors and Out Doors in The West Wing, The Carraig Centre, Old Fort Road, Ballincollig, P31 PV20.

Out Doors or in an unheated building so come wrapped up warmly against the weather. If coming after dark, do bring a torch.

There will be a collection of non-perishable foods for St Vincent de Paul. Donations towards parish funds are welcomed.


                                               12.30 - 2pm Seniors' Lunch 
Indoors, Ticketed and COVID Certificates required.

Carrigrohane Union of Parishes' Annual Christmas lunch celebration for those over 60. It is a chance to relax and enjoy good food and a chat in the busy run up to Christmas. We are excited to be able to host this event in the new Carraig Centre for the first time. Book a table with your friends - or come along and meet new people. All welcome. Book on-line as we will be limited for numbers.

                                                                                                  Free Event but donations towards parish funds are welcome.

The Main Hall, The Carraig Centre, Old Fort Road, Ballincollig, P31 PV20


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                                               7.30 - 9.30pm  Youth - Festive Fiesta '21 
In Doors and Ticketed

An evening of merry madness as teams compete in ridiculous games to be crowned Festive Champions. All secondary school aged young people are welcome to come along - Just bring yourself and your favourite Christmas Jumper (we'll make sure everyone has a team) as we celebrate the joy of Christmas together.

                                                                                                                                               Free Event.

The Main Hall, The Carraig Centre, Old Fort Road, Ballincollig, P31 PV20


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Saturday 11th December 

10am - 7pm Christmas Trees Decorated by Community & Parish Groups 

      Come and see the beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local schools and community and parish groups as they tell the wonderful Christmas story each in their own unique way.

 Out Doors in St Peter's Field, Church Hill, Carrigrohane, T12 TX89, Grounds of St Senan's Church, Canon's Cross, Inniscarra, P31 NX78, Grounds of Church of the Resurrection, The Square, Blarney, T23 HH90  and In Doors and Out Doors at The West Wing, The Carraig Centre, Old Fort Road, Ballincollig, P31 PV20.

Out Doors or in an unheated building so come wrapped up warmly against the weather. If coming after dark, do bring a torch.

There will be a collection of non-perishable foods for St Vincent de Paul. Donations towards parish funds are welcomed.


11 - 7pm A Christmas Journey through Reflective Prayer Stations 

 In Doors with numbers restricted as needs be.

The journey of Mary and Jospeh changed mankind forever. This is an opportunity for you to reflect on your faith journey following reflective prayer stations in the peace of St Peter's Church in your own time and at your own pace.

St Peter's Church, Church Hill, Carrigrohane T12 TX89.


10am - 2pm Pop-Up Christmas Market  

 In Doors (But no heating! so wrap up warmly.)

A one-day only indoor pop-up Christmas market. Come and support local food producers, traders and crafts people. Do your Christmas shopping for food, books and gifts amongst the Christmas trees decorated by local schools and community and parish groups as local choirs and musicians bring Christmas cheer.

West Wing, The Carraig Centre, Old Fort Road, Ballincollig P31 PV 20.


3.30 - 4.30pm Live Crib & Carols   

 Out Doors (So wrap up very warmly against the weather and bring a torch.)

Children and adults will portray the Holy family, shepherds, wise men and angels together with some of the animals that may have been at that first Christmas. As the Christmas story unfolds you can join with carollers singing familiar songs that proclaim the birth of Jesus, Immanuel-God is with us.

St Peter's Field, Church Hill, Carrigrohane, T12 TX89.

Free Event


8 - 10pm Festive Flowers & Food  

 Postponed


Sunday 12th December

11am - 12pm Church Service - Morning Prayer 

      In Doors - Ticketed at St Senan's Church, Canon's Cross, Inniscarra, P31 NX78. 

Traditional Morning Prayer service following Church of Ireland liturgy.


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11am - 12pm Church Service - Sunday AM  

      In Doors - Ticketed at The Carraig Centre, Old Fort Road, Ballincollig, P31 PV20. 

A contemporary family service.


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11am - 12pm Church Service - Service of the Word  

      In Doors - Ticketed at The Church of the Resurrection, The Square, Blarney,T23 HH90. 

A traditional service.

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2.30 - 4.30pm A Christmas Journey through Reflective Prayer Stations 

 In Doors

The journey of Mary and Jospeh changed mankind forever. This is an opportunity for you to reflect on your faith journey following reflective prayer stations in the peace of St Peter's Church in your own time and at your own pace.

St Peter's Church, Church Hill, Carrigrohane T12 TX89.


2.30 - 5.30pm Christmas Trees Decorated by Community & Parish Groups 

      Come and see the beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local schools and community and parish groups as they tell the wonderful Christmas story each in their own unique way.

 out Doors in St Peter's Field, Church Hill, Carrigrohane, T12 TX89, Grounds of St Senan's Church, Canon's Cross, Inniscarra, P31 NX78, Grounds of Church of the Resurrection, The Square, Blarney, T23 HH90  and In Doors and Out Doors at The West Wing, The Carraig Centre, Old Fort Road, Ballincollig, P31 PV20.

Out Doors or in an unheated building so come wrapped up warmly against the weather. If coming after dark, do bring a torch.

There will be a collection of non-perishable foods for St Vincent de Paul. Donations towards parish funds are welcomed.


3 - 4pm Family Christmas Crafts  

      In Doors - Ticketed at The Church of the Resurrection, The Square, Blarney,T23 HH90. 

A space for families to have fun and spend time together making Christmas crafts and decorations.

Free Event - booking closes 2pm Saturday.

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6 - 7pm Church Service - Choral Evensong

      In Doors - Ticketed at St Peter's Church, Church Hill, Carrigrohane, T12 TX89.  

A traditional choral service of evening prayer.

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7.30 - 8.30 Carols by Car Light   

      Our Carols by Candle Light has now become Carols by Car Light  - Ticketed per car at St Senan's Church, Canon's Cross, Inniscarra, P31 NX78. 

An evening of readings and traditional and contemporary Christmas carols.

We will now be ticketing per car to ensure we have enough parking spaces.


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Monday 13th December

4 - 7pm Collection of Trees  

       St Peter's Field, Church Hill, Carrigrohane, T12 TX89, Grounds of St Senan's Church, Canon's Cross, Inniscarra, P31 NX78, Grounds of Church of the Resurrection, The Square, Blarney, T23 HH90  and The West Wing, The Carraig Centre, Old Fort Road, Ballincollig, P31 PV20.