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

Thu 26 Mar 2015

Marriage & the Family

MARRIAGE IS IMPORTANT – REFLECT BEFORE YOU CHANGE IT Statement from the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference 10th March 2015 Within weeks the people of Ireland will be asked to vote in a referendum that will change the meaning of marriage … Continue reading

Fri 6 Mar 2015

“The Vocation & Mission of the Family in the Church & Contemporary World”

Pope Francis wants to know what people think about families in today’s world. Some Parishioners discussed how best to engage the people within our area on this important matter. The following questions emerged and may help to provoke your consideration. … Continue reading

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Dublin Diocesan Notices

Mary Hodegetria – She Who Shows the Way A talk to be hosted by the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary [ESBVM] at the National Gallery of Ireland at 2.00 pm on Saturday 11th April. The speaker is Br … 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