• Owning Retirement Homes
    Formerly Sue Ryder Homes
    For many years Sue Ryder provided care for the elderly in beautiful surrounds in Owning.
    Each person or couple have individual accommodation.
    Residents share a common dining room for meals.
    The parish of Templeorum now own this facility. April 2012 saw the St.John of God Nuns depart Sue Ryder for the last time.
    The Parish had a moving tribute to the Nuns who had ministered for over one hundred years.
  • Eucharistic Congress 2012 Choir Concert Choir Eucharistic Congress

  • Entrance Eucharistic Congress RDS 2012
    Thousands flocked to the Congress June 2012

  • Waterford's new Bridge
    The new bridge is the most modern landmark to be seen from around Templeorum village and surrounds .
    It takes traffic from the city to Cork and Rosslare.
    Oficially opened by the then Minister for the Environment Mr. Martin Cullen.
    A product of public and private partnership. This is a Tolled road.
  • Temleorum and Corbally Hill
    Corbally Hill overlooks Templeorum and the Suir Valley.

    Communication Masts send signals from ESB, TV, Broadband, etc.
  • Fiddown Wooden Bridge
    Fiddown Bridge was constructed in 1853 by Waterford and Limerick Railway Company to provide access for people from County Waterford to Fiddown Station. The bridge was taken over by Great Southern and Western Railway in 1901. It was the last toll bridge in Ireland, until the modern toll roads were introduced.
  • Tybroughney Stones
    Tybroughney Stones in the Garaveyard in Tybroughney.
    Maintained by interested people of Tybroughney.
    Old graveyard cleared up in recent years.
    Adjacent to "Tybroughney Castle" which is open to the public once a year.
  • Forgiveness Stone Eucharistic Congress
    The Forgiveness Stone where people had an opportunity to beg forgiveness for the sins of the past and in particular for forgiveness where children were harmed.
  • Sunset over the Suir
    Sunset over the Suir from "Fiddown Bridge".
  • Fiddown Bridge
    Replacement bridge at Fiddown.
    No Toll on this bridge.
    Oficially opened by the then Minister for the Environment.
    Gateway to Waterford.

Welcome To Templeorum Parish Co. Kilkenny

Welcome to Templeorum Parish situated in the heartland of south Kilkenny, Diocese of Ossory.
We extend a warm céad míle fáilte to all our parishoners who attend our three churches at Templeorum, Piltown and Owning.
We hope you will find Templeorum Parish warm welcoming parish.
In particular we extend an open invitation to all our new parishoners and especially the youth of our parish.


The Diocese of Ossory is comprised of mainly of Kilkenny, portions of County Laois and Offaly.
It has an area of 1972 square kilometres. It has 42 parishes.

The Parish of Templeorum refers to the three districts of Templeorum, Owning and Piltown. seventeen districts or townlands which comprise the Catholic Parish of Templeorum.

These are:
Templeorum: Ballynametagh: Ballypatrick: Brownmountain: Corbally: Jamestown: Mullinbeg: Oldcourt: Raheen: Tinnakilly:Ballygowan: Tobernabrone: Dowling: Ashdown: Harristown: Kilmogue: Miltown: Garrygaug.

Owning: Owning,Kilmanahan, Garryduff, Currghmore, Beatin, Castletown, Bawngarriv, Garrynarea, Craigue, Ballynacronny,Fanningstown.

Piltown: Piltown, Fiddown, Curloughan, Tybroughney, Ardclone, Kildalton, Belline and Rodgerstown, Brenar, Banagher, Gortrush, Tobernabrone, Ballyglassoon, Sandpits.

Civil parishes are eccelestiastical administrative boundaries drawn up in the 12th century as part of general church reform.

The Parish is administered by the Parish Priest duly appointed by the Bishop of Ossory.

Parish History




Mass Times

Sat: 6.30pm
Sun: 11.00am
Sun: 9.pm
Holydays: As on Sundays
Tue :Thur: Fri: 10am
Mon to Sat: 9.00am
Owning: Fri: 7.30pm

Eucharistic Services

Templeorum Church:
Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m
Owning Church:
Tuesday 10.30 a.m & Friday 7.30 p.m
Owning House:
Mon., Wed. & Thur 10.30 a.m
Piltown Church: Wednesday 10 a.m


Three month's notice required by State prior to marriage.

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