Watergrasshill & Glenville Parish

Diocese of Cork and Ross

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Parish Priest

Fr Donal Cotter, Parochial House, Watergrasshill, Co Cork.

Telephone: 021-4889103


Parish sisters

  • Sr. Philomena Deasy
  • Sr. Lily Hurley

2 The Drive, Priory Court, Watergrasshill, Co. Cork

Telephone: 021-4513949



The Parish Office is located next to the church in Watergrasshill. It will be open Monday through Thursday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and also on Thursday from 5.30 to 8.30 pm. The Secretary is Breda O'Riordan, Glenville.

The Office telephone no. is 021 4513671

The Secretary may only be contacted in the office during these hours

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All enquiries relating to marriage must be made to Fr. Cotter,
in person after weekend Masses.


Please ensure that your household is registered with the parish.

To avail of the services of this parish you must be registered here.


Parish Records

Parish records exist for the following:


  • Baptisms From 1836
  • Marriages From 1864
  • Confirmations From 1955



On this website you can view a database of baptisms from 1836 to 1901


St. Josephs Church, Glenville, Co. Cork

Built originally in 1891, the church was extensively renovated in 2002.

See the Events link to the left for details of Mass times and other events.

The Holy Family Parish Centre building was opened next door to the church in 2009.

Many thanks to all who made this possible.


Station areas


This Parish extends from Annacarton Bridge to Blackstone Bridge on the R639 (old N8) main road from Kearney's Cross in the south-east, to the Commons, Glenville in the north-west. It is the most northerly parish in the diocese of Cork & Ross and covers an area of approximately 210 Sq. Km.


Snippets from Watergrasshill – Glenville Parish Past and Present

The Book “Snippets from Watergrasshill – Glenville Parish Past and Present” was published in 2008 and sold for €15.