Tuam Parish

Archbishop Duffy Installation Photo Album

A Word of Welcome from Archbishop Francis


A warm welcome to the Website of the Parish of Tuam.

The Website gives an overview of the various liturgical, pastoral and community activities that take place in the parish of Tuam.  I hope you find it informative and helpful.

The parish of Tuam is also the Cathedral Parish of the Archdiocese of Tuam.  In addition to being the focus of important events in the lives of our parishioners, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption is host to many diocesan liturgical ceremonies.  The Cathedral Church is an important symbol of unity and belonging for the Archdiocese's people, priests, and religious in its fifty-five parishes.

The cathedral webcam connects parishioners at home and those who are abroad with the faith life of the parish.  It is a vital means of communication during the pandemic and continues so for those who cannot attend in person.

The two other churches in Tuam parish are the Church of Our Lady and St. Jarlath in Lavally and Saint Patrick's Church Cortoon.

The parish team and the parishioners make up a modern and forward-looking community inspired by the example and presence of Jesus Christ.

Celebration of the Feast of St. Jarlath in Cloonfush

Friday, June 3rd at 7.30 pm.

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Archbishop Francis celebrated his first Mass in Cloonfush Cemetery on June 3rd.

Cloonfush is reputed to have been where St. Jarlath set out with the instructions to establish his monastery wherever his chariot wheel broke.  The wheel broke in Tuam hence the broken chariot wheel as the symbol of Tuam.  The Feast of St. Jarlath is celebrated on June 6th.  The weather on June 3rd was ideal for celebrating the outdoor Mass.  Thanks to the people of Cloonfush for the preparations for the Mass.

(Photographs courtesy of Adrian O Connor)

The Cathedral of the Assumption