Donabate, Portrane & Balheary Parish

We would like to extend our welcome to you to the parish of Donabate Portrane and Balheary and to introduce the church services available to you and your family. This website has been developed to present helpful information and a sense of belonging. It is also an invitation to become involved at some level in the life of the parish and to use your talents in the service of others. Whether you have lived here for many years or have recently moved here does not matter; you are currently part of a welcoming and caring faith community.

Current News

Fri 19 May 2017

World Meeting of Families 2018

A one year programme of initiatives in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in Ireland will be launched on Monday 21 August 2017, at the National Novena of Our Lady of Knock.  This coincides with the date, one year … Continue reading


Fri 19 May 2017

Pro Life Campaign Pubic Information Meeting

The Pro Life Campaign will be holding a public information meeting on Tuesday 30 May in Carnegie Court Hotel, North Street, Swords at 8 pm.  The aim of the meeting is to inform people about the 8th Amendment – Ireland’s … Continue reading


Tue 16 May 2017

Student Exam Mass – Sunday 28 May @ 5 pm

A Mass for all students taking exams this June will be celebrated on Sunday 28 May at 5 pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Donabate.  All students, their parents/guardians and extended family are very welcome.  A book has been provided in … Continue reading


Upcoming Events

  • Upcoming Events

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Parish Notices

CROSSCARE Drug & Alcohol Programme Inform yourself about drugs, alcohol and prevention – Know where to find help, when needed.   Crosscare Drug & Alcohol Programme is a resource to parishes in the Dublin Diocese.  Contact 01 836 0911 or email:  … Continue reading

Child Protection Policy Statement

We in the Parish of Donabate, Portrane and Balheary value and encourage the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We recognise the dignity and rights … Continue reading