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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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The death has occurred of Very Rev John French
Horeswood, New Ross, Wexford

The death has occurred of Very Rev. John French, Retired Parish Priest of Horeswood, New Ross, Co. Wexford. Peacefully at The Oak Ward, South East Palliative Care Centre, Waterford. Born into eternal life on Wednesday, 16th November 2022. Predeceased by his beloved parents David and MaryEllen, sisters Jo, Maggie, Mary, Annie and Kitty, brothers Nick, Frank, Lar, Jim and Tom. Deeply regretted by his sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, parishioners, Bishop Ger, Bishop Emeritus Denis and the priests of the Diocese of Ferns, relatives, neighbours and kind friends. 

May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace 

The funeral cortège will arrive at St. James Church, Horeswood, on Friday, November 18th, for reception prayers at 4pm, Fr. John will lie in repose at the Church until 9pm. Requiem mass on Saturday, 19th November, at 12 noon, followed by the rite of Christian burial immediately afterwards at the Clochrán Cemetery, Newbawn.

Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to The Oak Ward, South East Palliative Care Centre.

“Life is changed not ended”


The Requiem Mass can be viewed on Saturday, November 19th, at 12pm on the following link https://horeswoodparish.ie/

Date Published: Thursday 17th November 2022

Date of Death: Wednesday 16th November 2022

The death has occurred of Margaret O’Brien (née Ryan)
22 St. James Villas, Campile, Wexford

Beloved wife of Nicky, loving mother of Mark, Leigh, Donna and Lynn, sister of Ronnie, Eddie, Laura and the late Billy. Sadly missed by her loving husband, sons, daughters, brother, sisters, grandchildren Sophie, Hugh, Liam, Teegan, Emily, Eoin, Jack and Éabha, daughters-in-law Gillian and Annette, sons-in-law Mark and Paudie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

May Her Gentle Soul Rest in Peace.

Reposing at Cooney’s Funeral Home, New Ross, on Friday, November 4th, from 4pm concluding at 7pm. Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, November 5th, at 11am in St. James Church, Horeswood, followed by burial afterwards in Horeswood Cemetery.


House Private Please


Margaret’s Mass can be viewed on Saturday, November 5th, at 11am on the following link https://horeswoodparish.ie/


Family flowers only please donations, if desired, to The Oak Ward, South East Palliative Care Unit, Waterford University Hospital.

Date of Death: Wednesday 2nd November 2022

The death has occurred of Kathleen Kelleher (née O’Brien)
Ballysop, New Ross, Wexford

Beloved wife of the late Joss, loving mother of William, Betsy, Jason and John, sister of Jimmy and Dick, sadly missed by her loving sons, daughter, brothers, grandchildren Conor, Ella, Jessica and Aidan, son-in-law Ger, daughters-in-law Marie and Deirdre, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

May Her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

Reposing at Cooney’s funeral home, New Ross, on Wednesday, November 2nd, from 4pm concluding at 7pm. Removal on Thursday, November 3rd, at 10.15am to St. Brigid’s Church, Ballykelly, arriving for funeral mass at 11am, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


Family flowers only please, donations if desired to The New Ross Community Hospital via Donation Link

Date Published: Monday 31st October 2022

Date of Death: Monday 31st October 2022


The death has occurred of Michael Kent
Knockea, Campile, Wexford

Beloved husband of Bridgie, father of Michael, Thomas, Eamonn, Eugene, Moll and Collette and brother of Tom and Aidan. Sadly missed by his loving wife, sons, daughters, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, nieces, nephew, extended family and friends.

May He Rest In Peace

Reposing in Ryan’s Funeral Home, Wellingtonbridge on Thursday 15th September from 3pm, with removal at 7pm to St James Church, Horeswood. Funeral mass on Friday 16th September at 11am, followed by burial in Ballykerogue Cemetery.

Michael’s funeral Mass can be viewed on the following link


House Private

Date Published: Wednesday 14th September 2022

Date of Death: Tuesday 13th September 2022







The Death has occurred of  Mary O’Brien, Carrownree, Campile

The death has occurred of  Mary O’Brien, Carrownree, Campile, in her 100th year, beloved sister of Eileen and beloved aunt of Sheila, James, Erica, David, Fiona and Denise. Sadly missed by her extended family, neighbours and friends. 

Reposing at her home on Saturday 4pm-8pm and Sunday 3pm-7pm.  Removal on Monday morning to St.James Church, Horeswood for funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Horeswood cemetery. 

Date of Death: September 9th 2022