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St Luke's General Hospital Carlow Kilkenny

Freshford Road, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny, R95 FY71

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The car park is at the back of the hospital. The entrance and exit have one-way systems.

Parking is €4 a day. The first 30 minutes are free.

If you are visiting more than once a day, pay the €4 and bring your ticket to the Security Office. They will give you a multi-pass.

There are designated areas for drivers with a disability. A relevant parking permit must be displayed.

There are age-friendly parking spaces available near the main entrance.

There are set-down only spaces at the North Entrance.

Cars may be clamped if they are parked in the wrong place.


  • wifi
  • restaurant
  • chapel
  • cafe
  • shop
  • car park
  • vending machine


Patient Advocacy Liaison Service (PALS)

Our consumer affairs manager is Susan Tynan.

Phone: 056 771 7170

If you are not satisfied with the service, or if you feel improvements could be made, contact the staff involved so they can try to resolve the issue.

Contact the head of department or general manager for serious matters.

Pastoral care

Everyone is welcome to visit the oratory near the main entrance for prayer or meditation.

Roman Catholic priests and Church of Ireland ministers are available day and night. Arrangements can be made for visits by other denominations. You can make arrangements with your own clergyman to visit.

Weekday mass times

Mass is at 10am every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in St Luke’s Oratory. There is no mass on Thursdays.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is every:

  • Wednesday, 10.15am to 11.15am
  • Friday, 10.15am to 4.30pm

Both periods of Adoration end with a short communal prayer.

Patients at the hospital are welcome to attend the ceremonies. You must tell a staff member on your ward that you are going to the oratory.

Weekend mass times

  • Saturdays at 8pm in St Luke’s Oratory
  • Sundays at 9am in St Luke’s Oratory
  • Sundays at 11am in the Department of Psychiatry

The oratory is open 24 hours a day, every day. All patients and their families are welcome.

The Chaplaincy Department provides Communion to all wards:

  • Monday to Saturday at 10.15am
  • Sundays at 9.45am


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