Welcome to the Gurteen Parish Website

The Parish is situated in the South East of County Sligo, Ireland. The official name of the parish is Kilfree and Killaragth and includes the 3 church areas of Gurteen, Cloonloo and Killaraght. The Parish of Killfree and Killaraght is in the Diocese of Achonry. The Village of Gurteen is located close to the Towns of Tubbercurry and Ballymote, in Co. Sligo and Ballaghaderreen and Boyle in Co.Roscommon.

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2/6/2007      Achonry Diocese Online

Achonry Diocese is online also and covers a vast amount of details about other parishs in the diocese. Click the above link if you would like to view. read more »

9/19/2007      Newsletter 16 September 2007

This weeks newsletter. Please note that all registered members get the newsletter emailed to them every week. read more »

12/18/2007      Newsletters online

Please note that Newsletters are available in JPEG format in the photos section of the web page. As always, all registered users get it emailed to their inbox every week.. read more »

3/30/2009      Monsignor John Doherty Golden Jubilee

Monsignor John Doherty Golden Jubilee takes place on the 21st June 2009 at 7pm. Function in Recreation Centre, Gurteen to which all are warmly invited to attend. For further information, please email GoldenJubilee2009@gurteenparish.com read more »

6/30/2009      Monsignor John Doherty Golden Jubilee Photos

Check out some photos that were taken in the recreation centre after Monsignor John's Mass. read more »

9/19/2009      Monsignor John Doherty Farewell Photos

Check out some photos that were taken in the recreation centre for Monsignor John Doherty farewell. read more »

12/21/2009      Christmas Message

May God make this a season of rich blessings for all of us, may we appreciate His presence among us and especially His presence in every person we meet. Happy Christmas Fr Joe Caulfield & Fr Ronan Murtagh read more »

9/17/2010      Website outage

We apologise for the website outage during the week. It was out of our control. Last week’s newsletter (12th Sept 2010) will be available shortly. Kind Regards, GurteenParish.com read more »

6/12/2011      Eucharistic Congress Bell photos

Eucharistic Congress Bell photos from June 11th 2011 in Gurteen. read more »


In line with national and governmental efforts to stem the spread of Covid-19, the decision is reluctantly taken to cancel all public Masses in the Diocese of Achonry including Vigil and Sunday Masses this weekend up to and including March 29th. Priests will continue to celebrate Masses in their parishes but not open to the public. The intentions of all parishioners and all affected by the current difficult and challenging situation will be remembered. Churches will be open during the days for personal visits and prayer. All faithful are asked to pray for a speedy and safe outcome to the difficulties posed by Covid-19. Funerals, weddings and Baptisms will continue to be celebrated. However numbers attending will be restricted to the maximum 100, in accordance with instructions received. read more »