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

Wed 1 Jul 2015

A Letter of Pope Francis to Everyone in the World

A Letter of Pope Francis to Everyone in the World Laudato Si’ is a letter to the whole of humanity, addressed not just to the people of our community but to all people of the world. It is a call … Continue reading


Sun 14 Jun 2015

Blessing of the Graves – Donabate Cemetery, Portrane

Blessing of Graves: St. Ita’s Cemetery – Friday 17 July at 3pm St. Catherines, Portrane – Saturday 18 at 3pm Donabate Old Cemetery (beside Parish Hall) – Saturday 18 at 4pm Donabate Fingal Cemetery, Portrane Road – Sunday 19 at … Continue reading


Fri 29 May 2015

Exam Mass Communion Reflection

Exam Mass Communion Reflection Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each one of us is special Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what … Continue reading


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