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 all.
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
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
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
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 the church.
has in its General Synod a House of Bishops which has 12
members and a House of Representatives which has 216 clergy
and 432 laity.
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
We have 2 Diocesean Readers and a Priest in the parish..