April 18, 2024

Novena to the Holy Spirit – 2024

Novena to the Holy Spirit 12th – 20th May 2024 for the renewal of the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin You are warmly invited to join once again with every parish in the diocese in a Novena to the Holy Spirit – our dedicated period of prayer, reflection and […]
January 21, 2024

“Called to Meet our Fear” – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

“Called to Meet our Fear” Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell St Patrick’s Church, Corduff, Blanchardstown January 21, 2024 – 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time and the Sunday of the Word of God   “Now the word of the Lord was addressed to Jonah, “Up!” he said, “and go to Nineveh, the great […]
November 25, 2023

Statement on the Riots in Dublin City Centre – Archbishop Farrell

Statement on the Riots in Dublin City Centre Archbishop Dermot Farrell November 25, 2023   The shocking events on the streets of our city on Thursday afternoon and evening have dismayed us all. We have seen with our own eyes, how violence puts everyone—especially the vulnerable and the innocent—in mortal […]
November 8, 2023

2022 Financial Statements

2022 Financial Statements The Archdiocese of Dublin files two financial reports annually with the Charities Regulatory Authority. The first financial report of the “Charities of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin” (Charity Registered Number 20002022) comprises the financial statements of the Diocesan Support Services and a number of other charitable funds administered […]
June 12, 2023

Partnership in Practice

Examples of creative partnership practice building hope…   ‘For now, what we need is the chance to change, to make space for the new thing we need’ – Pope Francis, Let Us Dream Below are some examples of building hope / partnership in practice gathered from across the diocese. Click […]
September 9, 2022

Archbishop’s message to the funeral of Lisa, Chelsea and Christy

Friday, September 9, 2022. It is difficult to find words to express our shock at the tragedy that has befallen the Cash and Cawley families in recent days. The words of the prophet Jeremiah, who himself knew much loss, might help us now. He prayed: Why is my pain unceasing, […]
September 8, 2022

Deanery Framework 2022

Introduction A renewed vision of the Deanery affirms that it exists in service of the communion and mission of the parishes that make it up and of the particular groupings or partnerships of parishes to which each parish belongs. This document sets out a framework of principles underpinning the supportive […]
July 18, 2022

Diocesan Appointments (Summer 2022)

Please click here to download a PDF of the Diocesan Appointments (Summer 2022).
June 22, 2022

450th Anniversary of the Hospitaller Order of St John of God – Homily of Bishop Éamonn Walsh

450th Anniversary Hospitaller Order of St. John of God June 22, 2022 – Kilmacud HOMILY OF BISHOP ÉAMONN WALSH   Introduction Today, we celebrate the 450th anniversary of the recognition of the Fraternity of St John of God by St. Pius V, on January 1st 1572 which he described as […]
June 3, 2022

Synodal Pathway report and letter from Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Feast of St Kevin, Patron, June 3, 2022 Dear Father, Deacon and members of Parish Pastoral Councils, On this, the Feast of St Kevin, I am pleased to publish Synodal Pathway: the Dublin Diocesan Report (Synthesis). Throughout the Diocese almost 13,000 people engaged in ‘spiritual conversations’ in their parishes about […]
May 19, 2022

Building Hope parish gathering resources

Please send all Building Hope correspondence to buildinghope@dublindiocese.ie Many thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s Building Hope Zoom meetings. Approximately 275 people from 115 parishes took part. It is great to see the momentum building. Thank you to all who participated. Training will be available again along the […]
May 18, 2022

Week of Prayer

You are warmly invited to join together in a Week of Prayer to the Holy Spirit for the renewal of the Church in Dublin from May 29 to June 6 – Ascension Sunday through Pentecost to the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church. Your Week of Prayer resource booklet […]
April 14, 2022

Parish Resources, Easter 2022

Parish Resources, Easter 2022, contains a letter of introduction from Archbishop Dermot Farrell, as well as: 1. Living the Hope of Easter: Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Pastoral Letter, Easter 2022 2. Archdiocese of Dublin Statement of Mission 3. Building Hope: The Principles which inform our Pastoral Strategy 4. Parish Partnerships, Initial Phase: […]
April 14, 2022

Parish Partnerships, Initial Phase: Process and Timeline

  Click here to download a print-ready PDF of Parish Partnerships, Initial Phase: Process and Timeline
April 13, 2022

Living the Hope of Easter Pastoral Letter

October 28, 2020

2019 Annual Report and Financial Statements

2019 Annual Report and Financial Statements   Please see below a link Annual Report for 2019 looking at the activity that is taking place in our parishes and the support provided to parishes by Diocesan Support Services. Dublin Diocese Annual Report 2019   Financial Statements The Archdiocese of Dublin files two […]
September 26, 2019

Ancient Bell donated to National Museum

    Archbishop Martin donates historic hand bell to National Museum of Ireland       The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has donated an ancient iron hand-bell, thought to date from the 8th or 9th centuries to the National Museum of Ireland.   The Knockatemple Hand-Bell has been in the possession […]
February 5, 2013

Simpson’s Hospital, Dundrum

Simpson’s Hospital, Dundrum.Main Tel. 01 2984322.Parish Clergy, Dundrum, Dublin 14. Tel. 01 2984348
December 5, 2012

Bishops’ Statement on Expert Group

Initial response by the Irish Catholic Bishop’s Conference to the Report of the Expert Group on the Judgement in A,B and C v Ireland       (December 5th 2012)   A society that believes the right to life is the most fundamental of all rights cannot ignore the fact […]
June 13, 2012

Eucharistic Congress Celebrates Marriage and Family Life

Eucharistic Congress Celebrates Marriage and Family Life 12 June 2012 Celebrating the value and central role of Communion in marriage and family life in the Church is the central theme of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress (IEC2012) today, Tuesday 12 June 2012. Commencing morning prayer, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Archbishop of […]
February 13, 2012

Financial Report November 2011

Please find below details of recent area meetings which took place in the diocese.
March 30, 2007

John Carpenter (1770 – 1786)

Name: Carpenter, John IDENTITY STATEMENT Reference Code: IE/DDA/AB1 Title: Papers of Archbishop John Carpenter Dates: 1770-1786 Level of Description: Fonds Extent: Two letter books Digital Archive Collection: Linegar-Carpenter 1751-1779    CONTEXT John Carpenter was born in Chancery Lane, Dublin, in 1729.  He was the son of a merchant tailor but nothing else is known of […]
March 30, 2007

Thomas Troy (1786 – 1823)

Name: Troy, John Thomas IDENTITY STATEMENT Reference Code: IE/DDA/AB2 Title: Papers of Archbishop John Thomas Troy O.P. Dates: 1786-1823 Level of Description: Fonds Extent: 11 boxes & 5 letter books Digital Archive Collection: Troy Catalogue CONTEXT John Thomas Troy was born at Annefield House, Porterstown, Dublin in 1739.  He came from a ‘well to do’ […]
March 30, 2007

Daniel Murray (1823 – 1852)

Name: Murray, Daniel IDENTITY STATEMENT Reference Code: IE/DDA/AB3 Title: Papers of Archbishop Daniel Murray Dates: 1823 – 1852 Level of Description: Fonds Extent: 21 boxes Digital Archive  Collection: Archbishop Daniel Murray Catalogue Digital Archive  Collection: Archdeacon John Hamilton Catalogue   CONTEXT Daniel Murray was born at Sheepwalk, Arklow, County Wicklow, on 18 April […]
March 30, 2007

Paul Cullen (1852 – 1878)

Name: Cullen, Paul IDENTITY STATEMENT Reference Code: IE/DDA/AB4 Title: Papers of Cardinal Paul Cullen Dates: 1852-1878 Level of Description: Fonds Extent: 128 boxes approximately CONTEXT Paul Cullen was born on 27 April 1803 in Ballitore, Co. Kildare.  He attended St. Patrick’s College, Carlow and Propaganda College, Rome where he was ordained in 1829.  He was […]
March 30, 2007

Edward McCabe (1878 – 1885)

Name: McCabe, Edward IDENTITY STATEMENT Reference Code: IE/DDA/AB5 Title: Papers of Cardinal Edward McCabe Dates: 1878-1885 Level of Description: Fonds Extent: 33 boxes approximately CONTEXT Edward McCabe was born on 14 February 1816 in Dublin.  He was educated at Fr. Doyle’s school, Arran Quay. He entered Maynooth in 1833 and was […]
March 30, 2007

William Walsh (1885 – 1921)

Name: Walsh, William IDENTITY STATEMENT Reference Code: IE/DDA/AB5 Title: Papers of Archbishop William Walsh Dates: 1885-1921 Level of Description: Fonds Extent: 183 boxes approximately CONTEXT William Walsh was born at 11 Essex Quay, Dublin on 30 January 1841.  He was the only child of Ralph Walsh, a watchmaker and repeal activist, of County Kerry, and Mary […]
March 30, 2007

Edward Byrne (1921 – 1940)

Name: Byrne, Edward IDENTITY STATEMENT Reference Code: IE/DDA/AB7 Title: Papers of Archbishop Edward Byrne Dates: 1921-1940 Level of Description: Fonds Extent: 91 boxes approximately CONTEXT Edward J. Byrne was born on 10 May 1872 in Dublin.  His parents were Edward Byrne and Eleanor Maguire.  There were three children in the family, […]
March 30, 2007

John Charles McQuaid (1940 – 1972)

Name: McQuaid, John Charles IDENTITY STATEMENT: Reference Code: IE/DDA/AB8 Title: Papers of Archbishop John Charles McQuaid C.S.S.p. Dates: 1913-1972 Level of Description: Fonds Extent: 820 boxes approximately CONTEXT: John Charles McQuaid was born in Cootehill, Co. Cavan, on 28 July 1895, to Dr. Eugene McQuaid and Jennie Corry.  His mother died shortly afterwards.  He attended St. […]