Sacred Heart Church - Laytown

Welcome to the website of the

Parish of Laytown-Mornington

in the Diocese of Meath.

Our Parish is situated along the Meath Gold Coast where it enjoys 5km of seaside and golden sand and a further 5km of beautiful scenery along the River Boyne and Boyne Estuary.

  We have an estimated population of 12,500 with the majority living in the census town of "Laytown-Bettystown-Mornington-Donacarney". The Parish is served by two churches

 Sacred Heart Church, Laytown

and

Star of the Sea Church, Mornington.

 Both churches have vibrant faith communities and welcome the many newcomers to the Parish who have settled here over the past number of years.

 Sacred Heart Church in Laytown was designed by the famous Irish architect Liam McCormick. It retains the gable wall of the original church but has a modern interior that overlooks the Irish Sea. Drawing inspiration from the rich heritage of the Boyne Valley, the Church is an essential stop-off for holidaymakers who would like to see something a little different, and for those who are about to embark on the 'Ireland's Ancient East' trail. Leaving Laytown, about 1km south of the Church, one can see the tomb of Láeg son of Riangabar, the charioteer and constant companion of Cú Chulainn. The tomb was excavated in 1982, revealing two Iron Age burials. The Church is also close to the location at Bettystown beach where the exquisite 8th Century Tara Brooch was said to have been discovered in 1850. 


 Please note that at present, public Masses have been suspended.

Masses are still being celebrated in private for your intentions by Fr. Denis and Fr. Joseph.

Our Churches are still open to the public for private (non organized) prayer. Feel free to drop in at any time to spend some time with the Lord.


You can click on this link to take you to some video recordings and a prayer that can be said during the period of precautions


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Mass Times in Laytown:

 

Please note that all public Masses have been suspended

(Masses are still being celebrated daily by Fr. Denis and Fr. Joseph in private)


(Check weekly bulletin for variations)


Mornington Mass Times:


Please note that all public Masses have been suspended

(Masses are still being celebrated daily by Fr. Denis and Fr. Joseph in private)



Visit our Mornington Church pages