Welcome to the website of

Horeswood Parish

A Warm Welcome From Fr. Gerald

Céad Mile Fáilte to Horeswood Parish website. We are situated in South West Wexford and we include the communities in both Horeswood and in Ballykelly. The parish incorporates the village of Campile, the wonderful JFK Arboretum and the Kennedy Homestead in Dunganstown, the birthplace of President John F Kennedy’s great – grandfather, Patrick Kennedy.

We want to make our parish website an interesting and worthwhile site to visit for both parishioners and visitors to keep up to date with what is happening in our parish. We hope that all parish and community groups will find it a useful resource for keeping in contact with the parish. I will conclude my words of welcome with our Parish Mission Statement which expresses our vision for our parish.


Nourished by the Eucharist and the Sacraments, the life of Horeswood-Ballykelly parish is centred on serving Christ and one another as a community where all are welcomed, supported and valued and where we share our faith with others.

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News & Events

 There will be no Patron in Ballykelly this year on Friday, July 2nd due to the Coronavirus. Mass will be celebrated on Friday morning in Ballykelly at 9.30am for all who are buried in Ballykelly and Whitechurch cemeteries. I will bless the graves in both cemeteries and post the video on Facebook. 

Churches will reopen for Public Masses on Monday,  May 10th. Mass will be celebrated in Horeswood Church on Monday at 9.30am to celebrate the return of Public Masses. We must still adhere to all the protocols of keeping people safe as the Coronavirus has not gone away. Upon entering the Church parishioners are asked to wear masks, to sanitise thier hands and to adhere to social distance guidelines. Holy Communion will be distributed after Mass.

Funerals and Weddings

50 may attend a funeral or a wedding from Monday, 10th May but only six may attend an indoor reception for a wedding and 15 outdoors. Attendance at wakes in private homes and at Funeral Homes remain unchanged i.e. immediate family only and people should be discouraged from queing to pay thier respects.

Drive- in Religious Services may take place outside places of worship (e.g. Church carpark) where all attendees remain in their vehicles and no sharing of vehicle outside of family unit. Masses will be broadcast on the external speakers


From Monday, 10th May 10 will be allowed to attend a Baptismal ceremony.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Following consultation with the diocese and with the Staff of Scoil Mhuire NS we have decided that Confirmation and First Holy Communion ceremonies will take place in September. Due to GDPR, parents of Confirmation candidates will need to give their permission for their contact information to be shared with the parish. It will be necessary for the parish to communicate directly with the families of Confirmation candidates in September as they will no longer be pupils in the school. Further information regarding this permission will be distributed shortly.

Masse will be streamed online on the Webcam and on Facebook Live

Webcam: https://horeswoodparish.ie

Facebook: Horeswood Parish


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The death has occured of Noleeen Henrick (née Hayes) Ballyvelig, Campile, Wexford 

Beloved wife of the late Tommy and sister of the late Seamus and Leo. Sadly missed by her loving daughter Vanessa, son Thomas, grandchildren Jessica, Grace, Luke and Noah, brothers Fintan and Fonsie Hayes, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, extended family and friends.

May Her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace 

A private family funeral will take place in accordance with the current guidelines on Monday, 29th March at 11.00am.  It will be live streamed on https://horeswoodparish.ie

Followed by burial in Horeswood Cemetery

The Funeral corttege will travel past Noeleen’s home on Monday at approximately 10.40am en route to St James Church for the fueral Mass at 11.00am. For those who would like to pay their respects as the funeral cortege passes by, please stand in a socially distanced manner ensuring public health and safety in being upheld.

No flowers please

The death has occurred of Kathleen Furlong (née Brennan) Oldcourt, Ballykelly, New Ross, Co Wexford.

Predeceased by her loving brother Seán and sister Maura, sadly missed by her loving husband John, daughter Anita, son Brendan, grandchildren Katelyn, Eva, Roisín, Noah, and Michaela, brothers and sisters Jim, Ann, Stella and Mick, daughter -in-law Nuala, son-in-law Albert, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May Her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace 

A private family funeral will take place in accoradance with current Government guidelines on Sunday, 7th March at 12 midday, followeed by burial in the adjoining kcemetery. The funeral Mass may be viewed on Facebook Live:   Horeswood Parish.

Kathleen’s funeral cortége will pass her home on Saturday evening at 7.15pm on route to St Brigid’s Church, Ballykelly. 

Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the Irish Cancer Society.

The death has occured of Margaret Hart (née Daly) Tinnock, Campile, Tyholland, Monaghan, Ballyshannon, Donegal.

at the residence of her daughter Mary and son-in-law Joe (McMahon). Deeply regretted by her loving children Mary and Michael, her sister Ada, sister-in-law Mary, her son-in-law Joe and grandsons Matthew and his wife Kathryn, Colm and his partner Riona, great-grandson Matthew Joseph, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.

Due to current restctions a private family funeral will take place in Horeswood Church on Friday 19th February at 12 noon with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

The funeral may be viewed on the parish webcam:


The death has occured of  Bridget ( Bridie) Hurley Grange Heights, Waterford city, formerly Newtown, Great Island. 

Deeply regretted by her sons Jason, David and Brian, granddaughters Brianna, Lauren-Ruby and Isabelle, grandsons, Damian, Darragh, Callum and Oliver, daughters-in-law Jenny, Lisa and Deirdre, brother Pat, sisters Mary and Margaret, brother-in-law Jimmy, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

May She Rest In Peace

Funeral Cortege will pass Grange Heights and John’s Hill on Wednesday at 11.00am on route to St James’ Church, Horeswood, Co Wexford.

To view Bridie’s funeral Mass on wednesday og on to https://horeswoodparish.ie

The death has occurred of Eileen O’Brien (née Lowry) Abbey View, Campile, New Ross. Co Wexford

Beloved wife of Frank, mother of the late Nicky, sadly missed by her loving husband, hieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family and friends.

May Her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

In keeping with recent government guidelines regarding public gatherings Eileen’s Funeral Mass for family will take place privately on Wednesday, January 20th, and may be viewed online at 11.00am on https://horeswoodparish.ie

Family flowers only please 

The death has occured of Jo (Josephine) Cummins (née Lavin) Horeswood, Campile, Wexford

Peacefully in the loving care of the staff at The New Houghton Hospital. Predeceased by her loving husband Michael (Vinnie) and sisters Teresa and Kit; sadly missed by her loving daughters Fiona and Tracey, grandchildren Laura, Elena, Dara, Tara and the late Sophie, sons-in-law John and PJ, sisters Nora (new Zealand), Helen and Betty, sistes-in-law ,brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, estended family and friends.

May Her Gentle Soul In Peace 

In keeping with recent government guidelines regarding public gatherings Jo’s funeral Mass for family will take place privately on Thursday, January 14, and may be viewed online at 2.00pm on


The  death has occured of Bridget (Biddy) Rowe (née Power) Grange, Campile, Wexford

Beloved wife of the late Lar, mother of Mary, Michael, Breda, Stasia, Rita and Larry and sister of John, and the lae Mary, Pat, Margaret, Josie, and Jim. Sadly missed by her loving family, sons in law, daughters in law, randchildren, great grandchildren, nephews nieces, extended family and friends.

May She Rest in Peace 

In accordance with current restrictions a private family funeral for Biddy will take plae on Tuesday 29th December at 11.00am in St James’ Church Horeswood, followd by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Biddy’s funeral may be viewed on the parish Webcam


Those who would like to have attended the funeral may offer their condolences on RIP.ie