Parish Details


Address: Church Road, Bundoran, Co Donegal

Phone: 071-9841290



About this Parish

The parish of Magh Ene is the only part of the Diocese of Clogher that touches the Atlantic Ocean. Today, the parish includes the town of Bundoran and its hinterland, including 'The Rock' part of the town of Ballyshannon, that town being divided between the Diocese of Clogher and the Diocese of Raphoe by the River Erne. Magh Ene also includes the military and air-sea rescue base at Finner.

The fact that this parish is in Clogher owes much to the reform of the church during the 12th century. This reform saw the monastic settlement of St Ninnidh at Inis Muighe Saimh come under the political influence of the Airghialla kingdom and the ecclesial influence of the Augustinian monastery at Devenish. By the 18th century, with the number of Catholics increasing, the 'Moy' or lower-lying part of Inis Mughe Saimh became a parish of its own, mistakenly called Inishmacsaint until the name Magh Ene was imposed by Bishop Eugene O'Callaghan in 1955.

Saint Associated with the Parish:  St Ninnidh – Parish cemetery is named after this 6th century saint who brought the Christian faith to the area. A window in the Rosary Chapel in the Star of the Sea Church tells the story of his mission and witness.

Parish Team

Very Rev Canon Ramon Munster PP

Address: Parochial House, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Phone: 071-9841290


Very Rev Canon Michael McGourty PE,

Address: Lisnarick Road, Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh BT94 1EY

Phone: 071-9871221


Churches and Mass Times

Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Bundoran

Address: Church Road, Bundoran, Co Donegal F94 FV00

Mass Times:

12.30pm (July & August only)

St Joseph’s Church, Ballyshannon

Address: Rock Road, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal F94 PF53

Mass Times:



Holy Family National School

Phone: 071-9851689

Principal: Conor Carney

St Macartan’s National School

Phone: 071-9841711

Principal: Ronan Tighe


Magh Ene College

Phone: 071-9841244

Principal: Pat Tighe


Religious Communities

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Address: Glór na Mara, West End, Bundoran, Co Donegal. F94 NY72

Phone: 071-9833899

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Address: 2 Marina View, Dinglei Coush, Bundoran, Co Donegal F94 WSR6

Phone: 071-9829832

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Address: The Lodge, Glór na Mara, West End, Bundoran, Co Donegal F94 NY72

Phone: 071-9841818