union is situated at the top of the renowned Ring of Kerry,
surrounded by great natural beauty with beaches, forests walking and
climbing all in plentiful supply. We cover an area from Inch to
Kells bay and inland as far as Currens with two active churches, St.
Cartach’s ( some times spelled Carthach, Carthagh or even Carthage)
in Castlemaine and St. Michael’s in Killorglin, the newest Church of
Ireland Church in the Republic.
We have a vibrant Sunday School and professional organist in St.
Michael’s to help our worship life which we try to keep varied and
alive. Once a month we have a family service in St. Michael’s and an
evening service in St. Cartach’s. We feel that we are a broad church
and try to create an environment of caring and fellowship open to
We have recently started a number of projects and groups, a book
club and a prayer garden project amongst them and enjoy good
relations with other groups and churches in the area. The parish
runs an annual Sale of Work in the CYMS hall in Killorglin which is
locally renowned and stands as a visible testament to the support of
the local community for their local Church of Ireland Parish.
We also are lucky to have a Parish National School with great staff
and an enrolement in the mid thirties. Parish and school have a very
good relationship with the school providing the back bone for our
monthly Holy Day services in St. Cartach’s. The school is involved
in many extra curicular activities and has won two Green Flages, a
great credit to staff and pupils.
The website of the school is www.kiltallaghns.ie or
you could click Here to
get straight through to the home page of the school
Our church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion which has
70 million members in 164 countries.
is an apostolic church, maintaining an unbroken link with the
early apostles and drawing on the apostolic faith in its
teaching and worship.
is a Catholic and Reformed church.
is able to trace its roots to the earliest days of Irish
is a church with three orders of sacred ministry − Bishops,
Priests and Deacons.
has services which follow an accepted liturgical form and
has one prayer book − The Book of Common Prayer (2004) − plus
other services authorised for use by the General Synod.
keeps a balance in doctrine and worship between Word and
has the Holy Communion or the Eucharist as its central act of
is one church embracing Northern Ireland and the Republic of
has 390,000 members 248,821 in Northern Ireland and 129,039 in
the Republic of Ireland (Census 2011).
has two provinces, Armagh and Dublin, each with an Archbishop.
has 12 dioceses, over 450 parochial units and over 500
is a representative church, with each diocese electing those who
will represent them at the General Synod, the ‘Parliament’ of
has in its General Synod a House of Bishops which has 12 members
and a House of Representatives which has 216 clergy and 432
also has Diocesan Synods where representatives of the parishes
meet usually once a year.
has a parochial system where decisions at local level are made
by Select Vestries whose lay members are elected each Easter by
the people of the parish.
information about what we believe is available from the the Church
Of Ireland APCK Study leaflets, which may be accessed by clicking here.