Gillooly Hall

The Gillooly Hall is the Community Hall of St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish and is located directly across the road from the Cathedral.

The Hall, formerly  known as the ‘Temperance Hall’, was built in 1885 by local architect PJ Kilgallen of Abbeyville to commemorate the late Bishop of Elphin Laurence Gillooly, (1 Dec 1858  – 15 Jan 1895).

The prominent location of the Hall serves to emphasise the relationship between its intended function to reform social habits and the doctrines of the church.

The statue, centrally-located on the front elevation, represents the Bishop in the act of denunciation ‘Ireland sober is Ireland free’.

Today our recently refurbished Hall, with much improved facilities, continues to serve a vital role as community centre in the heart of our Parish. Activities range from Boxing Club to Flower Arranging with weekly Bingo taking place at 9:00 p.m. every Sunday.


Several activities are currently ongoing with Slimming World every Wednesday and the hall is available for booking on other evenings throughout the week. For further information about the use of our Hall please contact the Parish Office on 071 916 2670 or e-mail


Bingo takes place every Sunday evening at 9pm with substantial prizes and a large Jackpot.  Raffle at interval for €150 each night

Books €5 to €15  Refreshments available.