The Father Patrick Peyton C.S.C Memorial Centre

The Father Peyton Memorial Centre is dedicated to the life of Venerable Patrick Peyton, a local man who became known worldwide as ‘The Rosary Priest’.

Discover how this humble priest harnessed the power of Hollywood to motivate and inspire the movie stars, who put their considerable influence behind his simple message ‘The Family that Prays Together Stays Together’.

He recognised the potential of future greats giving George Lucas of Star Wars fame and James Dean their first film credits in his Hollywood studio ‘The Family Theatre’.

The centre is nestled at the foot of the scenic Ox Mountains and surrounded by lakes and the River Moy, which is beautifully maintained by the local angling association. Self-guided Loop Walks available.


  • Discover how this humble priest motivated and inspired movie stars, who put their considerable influence behind his simple message ‘The Family that Prays Together Stays Together’.
  • Enjoy a moment of respite, prayer and peace at the Father Peyton Centre
  • Take the guided tour, experience the multimedia presentation and discover how this young man from Attymass brought his message of peace and family unity to the world

Open Year Round

Open All Year – Monday to Friday: 09:15–17:30
April to September – Open Saturday and Sunday: 12:00–17:30


Admission Prices 2020:

Admission is Free
Guided Tour & Video: €4.00

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility and other useful information.

DINING: Dining Room available

SHOPPING: Souvenir & Book Shop
 on site

WI-FI: Free WiFi

PARKING: Free car parking

ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair accessible

GUIDE TOURS: Guided tours are available

Getting There

10km south of Ballina, at the foot of the Ox Mountains

Map Location: 54.049881, -9.084079
Contact The Father Peyton Centre

Attymass, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Eircode: F26 E5F7
T: +353 (0)96 45374
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