Welcome to Abbeylara Parish

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Be sure to keep an eye on our new Events page. We will keep this page updated as more information becomes available.

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God Bless
Fr. Michael Campbell

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Parish History


Longford the parish of Abbeylara runs in a north-west / south-east direction along the borders of County Cavan and Co. Westmeath. The name Abbeylara appear to have derived from “Lerha” which was the name given to a “monastery near Granard which was founded by St. Patrick and dedicated to the Virgin Mary.out our Events page for more information.

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A Message from Accord


ACCORD, Catholic Marriage Care Service, is an Agency of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. It has centres located throughout the dioceses of Ireland. Its ministry is primarily concerned with supporting the sacrament of marriage by helping couples as they prepare for marriage and offering support to them in their marriage relationship.

ACCORD’s aim is to promote a better understanding of Christian marriage and to help couples initiate, sustain and enrich their commitment to one another and to family life. ACCORD’s core services include Marriage Preparation, Marriage Counselling and Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) though its Schools Programmes. For further information phone your local ACCORD Centre, or ACCORD Central Office, or visit www.accord.ie or if in Northern Ireland visit www.accordni.com

Accord - Catholic Marriage Care
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