Heir Island

Annual Heir Island Mass

The annual Heir Island Mass will take place at An Cillín at 3:00pm on 20th August 2023.

This year’s Mass marks the 20th anniversary of the first blessing of this beautiful ‘children’s burial ground’.

Cillíni are ‘unofficial’ burial grounds where unbaptised babies were buried in times past and they are found all around West Cork. You can learn more about them here.

This annual Mass is a lovely opportunity for islanders and visitors to celebrate Mass together. Unusually among Ireland’s inhabited islands, Heir Island has never had a church built on it, and so this event is always an important occasion.

Ferries will run regulary before and after the Mass.

All welcome.

The event is finished.


Aug 20 2023


15:00 - 16:00
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