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Archbishop’s House and Diocesan Offices

Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Tel: 01 8373732 / Fax: 01 8369796


Mary Irwin:


Office of the Moderator of the Curia

and General Secretariat

Diocesan Offices, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Tel: 01 8379253 (ext. 243) / Fax: 01 8379347

Father Gareth Byrne


Lisia Cashen:


Administrative Support

Diocesan Offices, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Lisia Cashen:


Office for Clergy

The Head of Office for Clergy provides a range of support services to priests.  Organises priest sabbaticals, approved study programmes and ongoing renewal, organises courses, workshops, and talks for retired clergy.  Arranges accommodation of sick and retired priests.

Assisting with the Pastoral Care of Priests
Reverend Patrick Sweeney

Pastoral Responsibility for Priests 0-10 years in Formation
Very Reverend Cyril Mangan, Adm.
Tel: 01 8403378

Pastoral Responsibility for Sick and Senior Priests
Very Reverend Patrick Boyle
Mobile: 086 1011415

Reverend Deacon Derek Leonard


Office for Religious and Extern Priests

The Office for Religious provides support services for all religious, contemplative men and women, active sisters, brothers and priests, especially in canonical matters.  The Office also assists members of Secular Institutes, Fraternities, New Movements and the Order of Consecrated Virgins.

The Office for Extern Priests provides assistance and advice with respect to priests coming to the Diocese from abroad who wish to study or exercise some form of ministry for a determined or short period of time.

Office for Religious and Extern Priests
Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

Tel: 01 8379253 / Fax: 01 8571650

Vicar for Religious and Extern Priests
Monsignor John Dolan, L.C.L.

Assistant Vicar for Religious & Assistant Delegate to Extern Priests
Sr. M. Louise O’Rourke, pddm.
(Tuesday to Thursday only)



The Chancellery is the office which deals mainly, though not exclusively, with canon law matters.

This includes those matters which relate to the sacraments and in particular marriage. This involves the processing of documentation for marriages abroad; applications for dispensations and permissions such as mixed marriage; people wishing to marry who have had an annulment, or who have been previously married in a civil ceremony.

It deals with the authorisation to change parish registers, adoption queries and requests to leave the Catholic Church. It processes the granting of faculties for priests; the registration of solemnisers for marriage; laicisations and matters relating to the diocese and parishes as juridical persons. It serves as a resource to give advice on canonical issues to the Archbishop, his staff, priests, diocesan agencies and parishes.

Chancellery, Diocesan Offices, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Tel: 01 8379253 / Fax: 01 8571650

Rev. Paul Coyle, J.C.L.

Ewelina Kluczniok

Tel: 01 8087513



Office for Mission and Ministry

Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Tel: 01 8373732  (Ext. 239)

Patricia Carroll

Team Members
Young Adult Mission and Ministry Pastoral Co-ordinator
Gerard Gallagher

Youth Mission and Ministry Worker
Gerard Hanley

Director, Pathways Programme
Sr. Eileen Houlahan, CHF



Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre

Providing resources to support parishes in the celebration of the liturgy.  Arranging and presenting seminars and ongoing formation courses for those engaged in the various aspects of worship.  Organising major diocesan liturgical events and services.  Overseeing the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

See our website for detailed information on RCIA.

Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Tel: 01 8087554

Fr. Pat O’Donoghue


Office of Vocations – Priesthood

The Dublin Diocesan Vocations Office encourages and promotes vocations to the priesthood in the Archdiocese. The office provides potential candidates for the priesthood with the opportunity to explore their vocation and facilitates those who feel called to priesthood in their application. The offices encourages anyone who feels called to priesthood to contact them to discuss their own unique vocation.

Director of Vocations – Priesthood

Fr. Séamus McEntee

Vocations Director – Priesthood

St. Mary’s, New Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 D22PC42 Ireland

Tel: 086 7750177


Assistant Vocations Director

Fr. Bill O’Shaughnessy

Tel: (01) 4590746


Office of Permanent Diaconate

Permanent Diaconate is an ordained ministry, which complements Priesthood and Lay Ministry. Fourteen men ordained Permanent Deacons and eight in formation in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

Director of Permanent Diaconate
Very Reverend  John Gilligan
Direct line: 01 8087561

Assistant Directors to the Diaconate
Fr. Joe Mullen & Deacon Noel Ryan
Tel: 01 8574198 /


Education Secretariat

Support and advisory service to Boards of Management of schools.  Liaison with the Department of Education and Skills.  Training of Boards of Management of primary schools.  Promotion and monitoring of religious education at primary and post-primary level.  In-service training in the teaching of religious education for principals and teachers.  Provision of resources to schools.

Education Secretariat, Diocesan Offices, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Tel: 01 8379253 / 8087500
Fax: 01 8368393

Episcopal Vicar for Education
Very Rev. Mgr. Dan O’Connor

Senior Education Specialist
Mr. Declan Lawlor

Ms. Karen Brady (ext. 125)

Ms. Beatrice Reilly (ext. 127)

Teams of Diocesan Advisors for Religious Education
Education Secretariat, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Tel: 01 8379253 / 8087500
Fax: 01 8368393

Diocesan Advisers for Primary Schools
Sr. Anne Neylon, Sr. Maureen Matthews, Sr. Edel Murphy

Diocesan Advisers for Post-Primary Schools
Sr. Bernadette Carron and Ms. Lily Barry

Catholic Primary School Management Association
(CPSMA) – Dublin Council


Finance Secretariat

Provide financial advice and support to parishes.  Advice, guidance and supervision of parish building and maintenance projects.  Assistance in the engagement of professional consultants.

Finance Secretariat, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Tel: 01 8379253 / Fax: 01 8571668


Financial Administrator

Diocesan Offices, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Ms. Ide Finnegan, A.C.M.A. M.Sc

Tel: 01 8087545 (ext. 131).


Office Staff:

Head of Finance

Ms. Ide Finnegan, A.C.M.A. M.Sc

Tel: 01 8087545 (ext. 131).

Financial Controller

Ms. Keava Lyons, F.C.C.A.

Tel: 01 8087541 (ext. 114).

Accounts Assistant

Marcela Sapteboi.

Tel: 01 8087590 (ext. 256).

Parish Accountant

Joe Garrett.

Tel: 01 8087543 (ext. 128).

Parish Accountant

Gerard Callaghan, A.C.A.

Tel: 01 8087521 (ext. 147)

Helpdesk Support & Parish Book-Keeper

Jackie Hayden.

Tel: 01 8087546 (ext. 133).


Ciara Ryan.

Tel: 01 8087547 (ext. 185).


Property Architect

Mr. John Langton

M: 087 2581647

Dublin Diocesan Trainer

Cora Wilson

Mobile 083 391 4811


Office for Financial Development

The Office for Financial Development strives to encourage good stewardship of time, talent and treasure within the Archdiocese of Dublin.

Episcopal Vicar for Financial Development
Very Rev. Andrew O’Sullivan
Tel: 01 2956317
Residence: Parochial House, St. Mary’s Sandyford Village, Dublin 18


Office for Financial Development

Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3

Funding Development Officer
Patricia Clifford
Tel: 01 8087500 ext. 271
Mobile: 086 7960771


Human Resources

Adare Human Resource Management has been selected as the diocesan Human Resource Services Provider to both parishes and the Diocesan Offices with immediate effect. Adare HRM is a leading Human Resources organisation with a well established reputation in supporting organisation’s human resources requirements. Its dedicated diocesan HR Team member Tim Conway is available at and his number is 086 787 0421.


Diocesan Archives

The archives is responsible for long-term care, preservation and accessibility of the historical collections of the archdiocese from 1500 onwards.  We provide advice and information on all aspects of archival management to parishes as well as assisting with records management and Data Protection.  The Archives are open to researchers by appointment only.

Diocesan Archives, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3

Diocesan Archivist
Noelle Dowling
Tel: 01 8087509

Assisting in the Archives
Rev. Michael G. Nevin

Volunteering in the Archives
Mary Thackaberry & Peter Sobolewski


Child Safeguarding and Protection Service

Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Tel: 01 8360314 / Fax: 01 8842599

The Child Safeguarding and Protection Service (CSPS) has three functions:

  • Creating and maintaining safe environments for children and vulnerable adults who are involved in Church activities, including vetting of staff and volunteers for parishes and diocesan offices and agencies;
  • Providing pastoral outreach to those affected by abuse that occurred in a Church context;
  • Dealing with concerns for the protection and welfare of children and vulnerable adults, that is, allegations that abuse has occurred or suspicions that it may have occurred.


CSPS works with priests, parish staff and volunteers and lay people. It liaises closely with the statutory agencies with child and vulnerable adult protection responsibilities: Tusla, the Child and Family Agency (children); the HSE (vulnerable adults); An Garda Síochána and the National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland.


The team at CSPS is made up of:

Director: Andrew Fagan – 01 8360314 /

Safeguarding and Support Officer: Deirdre Donnelly- 01 8360314 /

Training and Compliance Manager: Garry Kehoe- 01 8360314 /

Vetting Coordinator: Vivienne Knight – 01 8360314/

Priest Delegate: Fr Richard Shannon – 01 8360314/

Administrator: Noeleen Rooney – 01 8360314/


If you have a concern about child abuse

All concerns about the safety or welfare of a child or vulnerable adult in a church context or any complaint about the abuse of a child or vulnerable adult in the past should be reported to:

Andrew Fagan.


If you believe a child or vulnerable adult to be at imminent risk of harm you should immediately contact Tusla, Child and Family Agency (for children), the HSE (for vulnerable adults) or, if outside of office hours, An Garda Síochana.


Communications Office

The communications office provides communications support and advice to parishes and agencies on media queries, internal communications and promotions.  The office manages the diocesan web-based communications and social networks and processes all local, national and internal media queries.
Tel: 01 8373732 / Email:

Communications Office, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Communications Officer: Peter Henry –


Office of the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Two pilgrimages travel to Lourdes each year from the Archdiocese:

The pilgrimage from 7th–12th September is one of the biggest events in the diocesan calendar and is lead by the Archbishop.  About 2,000 pilgrims travel from all over the Diocese.  Of these, 180 are sick pilgrims staying at the Accueil Notre Dame which is ‘a place of welcome’ close to the Grotto, with many of the facilities of a modern hospital.  Another 500 pilgrims are voluntary helpers, made up of nurses and doctors, female and male helpers, known as handmaids and brancardiers, and a team of chaplains.  A further 200 young people assist in the care of the sick pilgrims and mostly from secondary schools and colleges from around the Diocese.  The pilgrimage includes Parish Groups and individuals from every corner of the Diocese.

The Children’s Pilgrimage is a much smaller group, but a very important one, as it joins with thousands of other child pilgrims from all over the world each year from the Monday to the Saturday of Easter Week.  About forty children travel from Dublin assisted by the same number of helpers and a team of chaplains, doctors and nurses.

Enquiries can be made to the Administrative Secretary at:
The Pilgrimage Office, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Phone: 01 837 6820/ 808 7555

Fax: 01 836 0720

Pilgrimage Director
Fr. Martin Noone
Phone: 01 808 7556 (office direct line with voicemail)
Mobile: 087 2430645

Pilgrimage Secretary
Fr. Gerard Tyrrell
Phone: 01 808 7557 (office direct line with voicemail)
Mobile: 087 2860704

Enquiries can be to made to the Administrative Secretary:  Ms. Noeleen Rooney.

Phone: 01 8376820 / 8087555.

Fax: 01 8360720



Dublin Metropolitan Tribunal

The Dublin Metropolitan Tribunal adjudicates in all canonical trials other than marriage nullity cases within the Archdiocese of Dublin.

Judicial Vicar: The Very Rev. Paul Churchill, JCD.

Promotor of Justice: The Rev. William Richardson, JCD.

Address: Diocesan Offices, Archbishop’s House, Dublin 9.

Tel: 01-8379253 / Fax: 01-8368309.


Correspondence to: The Judicial Vicar.


Dublin Regional Marriage Tribunal

The Dublin Regional Marriage Tribunal adjudicates on all marriage nullity cases at First Instance presented  in the Archdiocese of

Dublin as well as the Dioceses of Ferns, Kildare

& Leighlin, Meath, and Ossory.

Judicial Vicar: The Very Rev. Paul Churchill, JCD.

Address: Diocesan Offices, Archbishop’s House, Dublin 9.

Tel: 01-8379253 Fax: 01-8368309.


Correspondence to: The Judicial Vicar.


National Marriage Appeal Tribunal Of Ireland

The National Marriage Appeal Tribunal of Ireland adjudicates on all marriage nullity cases in Ireland at Second Instance presented from

the Regional Marriage Tribunals of Dublin, Cork, Galway & Armagh.

Judicial Vicar: Vacant

Administrator: The Rev. Brian Kavanagh,  JCL.

Address: Columba Centre,

Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Tel: 01-5053119.

Correspondence to: The Administrator.