Donabate, Portrane & Balheary Parish


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 later, of the official opening ceremonies for the World Meeting of Families which will take place simultaneously in each diocese in Ireland, on Tuesday 21 August 2018.

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 ‘Right to Life’

For more information contact or              Telephone 01 6629275

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 Donabate, Portrane and Balheary Church for Students names to be entered into it.

Thu 2 Mar 2017

Blessing of the Graves 2017

Friday 14 July @ 3 pm – St. Ita’s Cemetery, Portrane

Saturday 15 July @ 3 pm – St. Catherine’s Cemetery Portrane

Saturday 15 July @ 4 pm – Donabate Old Cemetery (beside Parish Hall)

Sunday 16 July @ 3.30 pm – Donabate Cemetery on the Portrane Road

Tue 14 Feb 2017

Parish Youth Group

Aiming to serve and support young people (13-30) in their faith through a mixture of Spiritual, Serious, Service & Social activities.

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Exam Mass – Leaving Cert /Junior Cert – Sunday 28th May, 5pm, St. Patrick’s Church

We particularly invite all those preparing for the exams as well as their parents/guardians and extended family.

Any young people who would be willing to assist with the Mass are asked to arrive at the church at 4pm on Sunday.


Matt Maher is coming to Dublin!

Don’t miss Matt Maher in concert – Sat 10th June, 7:30pm-10pm, St. Paul’s Church Arran Quay.

Part of the Fortify 2017 conference taking place from 9am to 5pm in same venue.

Any young adults (18-35) interested in attending the Matt Maher concert on June 10th and/or the conference earlier that day with others from Donabate email:


Upcoming Events for young people:


  • Fri 26th May – Ruah

7:30-9pm – PDDM Chapel of Adoration, White’s Cross, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock

The evening consists of a time of prayer through music, some quiet time, a reading from the Sacred Scriptures followed by a talk given by a guest speaker. It finishes with prayers of intercession followed by tea/coffee til 9pm.  Young people particularly welcome.


  • Fri 26th May – The Encounter Dublin City.

8pm, St. Paul’s Church, Arran Quay

Guest speaker: Br Philip Mulryne, ex-Man United football player; music Cormac Buckley & band

Join other young adults (20’s & 30’s) for an hour of reflective, meditation in Adoration, with live acoustic music in spectacular candlelit atmosphere, followed by pizza and refreshments.

For details of future ‘The Encounter Dublin City’ events connect to:


  • Sat 27th and Sun 28th May – Rejoice Youth Retreat – “Be Holy, as I am holy” (1Peter 1:16)

9am-5pm, Edmund Rice House, Richmond Street North, Dublin 1

Cost: €12, limited availability so book early. This retreat is for over 18’s.

For more details check out the facebook page at: 

  • Sun 28th May – Exam Mass

5pm, St. Patrick’s Church 

  • Sat 10th June – Fortify 2017 – Catholic Youth Ministry Conference and Matt Maher concert.

St. Paul’s Church, Arran Quay

9am-5pm: Conference hosted by NET MINISTRIES IRELAND and TINE Network of Catholic Leaders, designed to showcase youth ministry options available to parishes in Ireland.

7:30pm-10pm – Matt Maher concert

For more info see 

In the words of Pope Francis:

“Dear young friends, don’t be afraid to say “yes” to Jesus with all your heart, to respond generously and to follow him!.”

(Pope Francis, tweet Sat 8th April 2017 via )

In the words of Pope Francis:

“Dear young friends, don’t be afraid to say “yes” to Jesus with all your heart, to respond generously and to follow him!.”

(Pope Francis, tweet Sat 8th April 2017 via )

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Parish Notices

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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