Failte romhat! Welcome to the website of the Parish of Pettigo in the Diocese of Clogher. The entire parish is situated in the County of Donegal, along the border with Counties Fermanagh and Tyrone. There is a close association with the parish of Cúl Maine (Ederney) in Co. Fermanagh.
Pettigo village nowadays is unique in that it is the only village in Ireland divided by the border. (For convenience of posting, the part in Co. Fermanagh is sometimes called Tullyhommon). The population of the parish is 634, 35% living in the village.
This site aims to provide useful information, particularly regarding times of Masses and other services. The weekly Newsletter will give information on the various happenings in the locality and will be updated each Friday.
Pettigo may come from the Latin word protectio (safety or protection) referring to the medieval right of sanctuary associated with the monastic lands surrounding Lough Derg.
In 1980 Pettigo became an independent parish. Previously Pettigo and Belleek were one parish, known as Carne (or Templecarne in earlier times).
Pettigo has its own record of Births beginning on 21st February 1947. Births previous to this are recorded in Belleek.
Marriage records up until 20th September 1980 and are held in Belleek. There are no burial records before 1976.
Find out more about St Patrick's Purgatory Lough Derg here