List of parishes of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin by deanery

This is a list of the ecclesiastical parishes of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin by deanery.[4 1] The Archdiocese is situated on the east coast of Ireland; its geographic remit includes the city of Dublin and the entire territory of the adjacent counties of Fingal, South Dublin and Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown as well as parts of counties Wicklow and Kildare. There are 200 parishes in 16 deaneries.

Pastoral responsibilityEdit

Deaneries in the Archdiocese indicating the auxiliary bishop or episcopal vicar with particular pastoral responsibility for each deanery.[4 1]

Auxiliary Bishop Deanery No. of
Bishop Raymond Field Fingal North 11
Blanchardstown 10
Maynooth 19
Liam O’Cuiv
(Episcopal Vicar)
Fingal South West 15
Fingal South East 14
Howth 16
Bishop Eamonn Walsh Blessington 12
South Dublin 11
Tallaght 10
Enda Lloyd
(Episcopal Vicar)
Bray 15
Dún Laoghaire 9
Wicklow 10
Donnybrook 12
Enda Cunningham
(Episcopal Vicar)
South City Centre 13
North City Centre 10
Cullenswood 13
Total Count
(incl. Travelling People)
16 200

Deaneries by civil countyEdit

For ease of use, the deaneries, which are subdivisions of the Archdiocese, are presented in tables below, arranged by civil geographical area.

Local Authority Area Deanery
Dublin city Cullenswood
Donnybrook (part of)
Howth (part of)
Fingal South East (part of)
Fingal South West (part of)
North City Centre
South City Centre
Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown Bray (part of)
Dún Laoghaire
Donnybrook (part of)
Fingal Fingal North
Fingal South East
Fingal South West
Howth (part of)
South Dublin Blessington (part of)
Maynooth (part of)
South Dublin
Kildare Blessington (part of)
Wicklow Blessington(part of)

Under the pastoral care of Bishop Raymond FieldEdit

Three deaneries are under the pastoral care of the Auxiliary bishop of Dublin, Bishop Raymond Field.

Fingal North DeaneryEdit

The deanery is located in the civil county of Fingal.

Parish Grouping Parish Location Churches and Chapels of Ease Creation Other Details
None Balbriggan SS Peter and Paul[1 1] 1842 [3 1]
None Brackenstown St Cronan's[1 2] 1974 Separated from Swords[1]
None Donabate St Patrick's, Donabate[1 3]
Balheary (chapel of ease)
St. Ita's Hospital (chapel of ease)
Constituted from Donabate, Balheary
and Portrane[3 2]
Team Ministry of Rolestown,
Garristown and The Naul
Garristown Church of the Assumption, Garristown[1 4]
St Joseph's, Ballymadun (chapel of ease)
Rolestown St Brigid's[1 5] 1974 Constituted from Garristown
The Naul St Canice's, Damastown[1 6]
Nativity of Our Lady, Naul (chapel of ease)[1 7]
Assumption of Our Lady, Ballyboughal (chapel of ease)
Lusk St MacCullin's[1 8] 1669 Parish dates from around 490[3 3]
None River Valley St Finian's[1 9] 1982 Constituted from Swords
None Rush St Maur's[1 10] 1730 Constituted from Lusk[2][3]
None Skerries St Patrick's[1 11] 1730 Constituted from Lusk[4]
None Swords St Colmcille's[1 12]
Church of the Visitation, Drynan (chapel of ease)[1 13]
Our Lady, Queen of Heaven, Dublin Airport(chapel of ease)
1608 [5]

Blanchardstown deaneryEdit

The deanery is located in Fingal.

Parish Grouping Parish Location Churches and Chapels of Ease Creation Other Details
None Blakestown Church of Mary of the Servants[1 14] 1979 Separated from Corduff[6]
Blanchardstown St Brigid's[1 15] 19th century Mother church of the deanery[7][8]
Castleknock Our Lady Mother of the Church[1 16] 1976 Separated from Blanchardstown[9]
Corduff St Patrick's[1 17] 1976 Separated from Blanchardstown
Hartstown St Ciarán's[1 18] 1979 Separated Blanchardstown[10]
Huntstown Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus[1 19]
Mary, Mother of Hope (chapel of ease)
Separated from Blakestown.[11]
Laurel Lodge / Carpenterstown St Thomas, the Apostle[1 20] 1983 Separated from Castleknock[12]
Mountview St Philip, the Apostle[1 21] 1979 Separated from Corduff[13]
Mulhuddart / Lady's Well St Luke, the Evangelist[1 22] 1993 Separated from Blanchardstown[14]
Porterstown-Clonsilla St Mochta's[1 23] 1986 Separated from Castleknock[15]

There are other churches that were constituted out of Blanchardstown, but they are not part of the deanery. They are: Chapelizod and Navan Road.

Maynooth DeaneryEdit

The table below lists the parishes of the "Maynooth" deanery[4 2] which is mainly located in South Dublin and the north-eastern part of County Kildare.

Parish Grouping Parish Location Churches and Chapels of Ease Creation Other Details
Palmerstown /
Ballyfermot group
Ballyfermot Our Lady of the Assumption[1 24] 1953[2 1] 197 Kylemore Road
Constituted from Inchicore
Ballyfermot Upper St Matthew's[1 25] 1972[2 2] Blackditch Road
Constituted from Ballyfermot, Assumption[3 4]
Cherry Orchard Church of the Holy Sacrament[1 26] 1993[2 3] Cherry Orchard Avenue
Constituted from Ballyfermot, Assumption[3 5]
Chapelizod Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary[1 27] 1955[2 4] Constituted from Chapelizod and Clondalkin[3 6]
Palmerstown St Philomena's[1 28] 1972[2 5] Old Lucan Road
Constituted from Chapelizod[3 7]
Bawnogue Church of the Transfiguration[1 29] 1977[2 6] Bawnogue Road, Clonburris Great
Constituted from Clondalkin
Clondalkin Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. and St Killian[1 30]
Chapels of ease:
- Clonburris, Our Lady Queen of the Apostles[1 31]
- Knockmitten, Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple[1 32]
1615[2 7] New Road[3 8]
Deansrath St Ronan's[1 33] 1985[2 8] Westbourne Drive
Constituted from Bawnogue
Neilstown St Peter, the Apostle[1 34] 1979[2 9] Moorfield Averue
Constituted from Clondalkin[3 9]
Rowlagh /Quarryvale The Immaculate Heart of Mary[1 35] 1979[2 10] Collinstown Road
Constituted from Clondalkin
Sruleen Church of the Sacred Heart[1 36] 1990[2 11] St John's Drive
Constituted from Clondalkin[3 10]
South Dublin
Lucan Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
or St Mary's[1 37]
1953[2 12] Lucan Road
Constituted from Clondalkin[3 11]
Lucan South Church of Divine Mercy[1 38] 1995[2 13] Constituted from Lucan[3 12]
Esker-Doddsboro St Patrick’s[1 39] 1978[2 14] Constituted from Lucan[3 13]
County Kildare
Celbridge & Straffan St Patrick’s Church, Celbridge[1 40]
Chapel of Ease
St Brigid’s Church, Straffan
1859[2 15] It is the largest parish in the Dublin Archdiocese with a population of 22,000 people.[3 14]
Constituted from Maynooth [3 14]
Leixlip Nativity of the B.V.M.[1 41] 1833 [2 16] Old Hill, Leixlip
Constituted from Maynooth in 1971[3 15]
Leixlip Confey Church of St Charles Borromeo[1 42] 1971 [2 17] Located close to Leixlip Confey railway station. Under the care of the Redemptorist Order.
Constituted 1984 from Leixlip.[3 16]
Maynooth St Mary's[1 43]
Chapel of Ease
Lady Chapel
1615[2 18] Constituted from the old parishes of Laraghbryan, Leixlip, Confey, Donaghmore and Taghadoe.[3 17]
None Travelling People 1980 [2 19] This unique parish was established by Archbishop Dermot Ryan to respond to the pastoral needs of the Traveller Community in the Diocese of Dublin.[3 18]

Under the pastoral care of Rev. Liam CuivEdit

Three deaneries are under the pastoral care of Rev. Liam Cuiv.

Fingal South East deaneryEdit

The deanery of Fingal South East is mainly located in Dublin city with parts located in Fingal.

Parish Grouping Parish Location Churches and Chapels of Ease Creation Other Details
None Ardlea St John Vianney 1965 Constituted from Coolock-Artane.
None Artane, Dublin Our Lady of Mercy 1968 Constituted from Coolock.
None Beamont Nativity of Our Lord 1977 Constituted from Donnycarney[17]
Team Ministry of Bonnybrook,
Darndale & Priorswood
Bonnybrook St Joseph, the Artisan 1970 Constituted from Ardlea[18]
Darndale-Belcamp Our Lady Immaculate 1972 Constituted from Coolock.[19]
Priorswood St Francis of Assisi 1974 Constituted from Bonnybrook.[20]
St Anthony's and St John's Clontarf (St Anthony's) St Anthony's 1966 Constituted from St John's, Clontarf.[21]
Clontarf (St John's) St John, the Baptist 1842 Dedicated on 29 June 1842[22]
Dollymount St Gabriel's 1966 Constituted from St John's.[23]
None Coolock St Brendan's Medieval Based on the district of Coolock and the barony of the same name,
the parish was centred on different districts at different times.[24]
None Donnycarney Our Lady of Consolation 1952 Constituted from Marino.[25]
None Fairview Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 1855 Under the care of the Franciscan order of Friars Minor
None Kilmore Road West St Luke the Evangelist 1972 Constituted from Ardlea
None Larkhill/Whitehall/Santry Church of the Holy Child
Blessed Margaret Ball (chapel of ease)
1944 Constituted from Glasnevin
None Marino St Vincent de Paul 1942 Constituted from Fairview.[26]

Fingal South West deaneryEdit

The deanery is split between Fingal and Dublin city.

Parish Grouping Parish Location Churches and Chapels of Ease Creation Other Details
Glasnevin Ballygall Our Mother of Divine Grace 1964 Constituted from Glasnevin parish.[27]
Ballymun Road Our Lady of Victories 1969 Constituted from Larkhill parish.[28]
Drumcondra Corpus Christi 1953 Constituted from Glasnevin parish.[29]
Glasnevin Our Lady of Dolours 1912 Constituted from Fairview parish.[30]
Iona Road St Columba's, Iona Road
St Alphonsus Monastery (chapel of ease)
Glasnevin Cemetery (chapel of ease)
1902 Constituted from Berkeley Road.[31]
Collaborative ministry
of Cabra & Phibsborough
Cabra Christ the King 1941 Constituted from Arran Quay[32]
Cabra West Church of the Most Precious Blood 1946 Constituted from Cabra & Aughrim Street.[33]
Navan Road Our Lady Help of Christians 1953 Constituted from Chapelizod.
Joined the collaborative ministry in 2013.[34]
Phibsborough St Peter's 1974 St Peter's church has been under the care of the
Vincentian Community since 1838.[35]
None Balcurris, Ballymun St Joseph's 1975 Constituted from Holy Spirit, Silloge.
None Ballymun Church of the Virgin Mary 1968 Constituted from Larkhill parish.
None Finglas St Canice's, Finglas
St Margaret's (chapel of ease)
1920 St Margaret's is a small community
south-west of Dublin Airport[36]
None Finglas West Church of the Annunciation 1962 Constituted from St Canice's[37]
None Rivermount St Oliver Plunkett's, south Finglas
St Finian's Oratory, Glenties Park (chapel of ease)
None Silloge, Ballymun Church of the Holy Spirit 1972 Constituted from Our Lady of Victories parish.

Howth deaneryEdit

The deanery is located in Fingal along the shore of Dublin Bay..

Parish Grouping Parish Location Churches and Chapels of Ease Creation Other Details
Ayrfield, Baldoyle, Donaghmede,
Edenmore, Grange Park
Ayrfield St Paul's 1974 Constituted from Raheny[38]
Baldoyle SS Peter and Paul
St Laurence O'Toole (chapel of ease)
1899 Constituted from Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle[39]
Donaghmede-Clongriffin-Balgriffin Church of the Holy Trinity 1974 Constituted from Grange Park[40]
Edenmore St Monica's 1966 Constituted from Raheny and Coolock[41]
Grange Park St Benedict's 1971 Constituted from Raheny
Malahide, Yellow Walls,
Portmarnock and Kinsealy
Kinsealy St Nicholas of Myra 1972 Constituted 1972 from Baldoyle
Malahide St Sylvester's 1941 Constituted from Swords
Portmarnock St Anne's 1972 Constituted from Baldoyle[42]
Yellow Walls Church of the Sacred Heart 1996 Constituted from Malahide[43]
None Bayside Church of the Resurrection 1971 Constituted from Baldoyle[44]
None Howth Church of the Assumption 7th century The present church was built in 1899[45]
None Kilbarrack-Foxfield St John the Evangelist 1971 Constituted from Bayside[46]
None Killester St Brigid's 1966 Constituted from Killester-Raheny[47]
None Raheny Our Lady Mother of Divine Grace 1966 Constituted from Killester-Raheny[48]
None Sutton St Fintan's 1969 Constituted from Howth[49]

Blessington deaneryEdit

The deanery is located in the north-western part of County Wicklow and the south-eastern part of County Kildare.

Parishes: Athy, Blessington, Dunlavin, Kilcullen, Narraghmore, Saggart, Ballymore-Eustace, Castledermot, Eadestown, Moone, Newcastle, Valleymount.

South Dublin deaneryEdit


Tallaght deaneryEdit


Bray deaneryEdit


Donnybrook deaneryEdit


Dún Laoghaire deaneryEdit


Wicklow deaneryEdit


North City deaneryEdit


South City deaneryEdit


Cullenswood deaneryEdit



From "The Catholic Directory". Catholic Directory. The Catholic Directory. Retrieved 5 June 2017.

From "Deaneries of the Archdiocese of Dublin". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. Archdiocese of Dublin. Retrieved 12 November 2017.

From "List of Parishes of the Archdiocese of Dublin". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. Archdiocese of Dublin. Retrieved 5 June 2017.

From official parish websites

Other sources

  1. ^ Official website Archived 2014-12-16 at the Wayback Machine of Brackenstown parish.
  2. ^ Official website Archived 2014-12-28 at the Wayback Machine of Rush parish.
  3. ^ Fingal Independent - The headland of the yew trees
  4. ^ Official website of Skerries parish.
  5. ^ Official website of Swords parish.
  6. ^ Official website of the Parish of Mary of the Servants.
  7. ^ Official website of the Parish of St Brigid.
  8. ^ Cronin, Elizabeth, Fr Michael Dungan's Blanchardstown, 1836-1968, Four Courts Press (2002), p 56.
  9. ^ Official website of the Parish of Our Lady Mother of the Church, Castleknock.
  10. ^ Official website Archived 2013-02-17 at of the Parish of St Ciarán, Hartstown.
  11. ^ Official website of the Parish of Huntstown-Littlepace.
  12. ^ Official website of the Parish of St Thomas, the Apostle, Castleknock.
  13. ^ Official website of the Parish of St Philip.
  14. ^ Official website of the Parish of St Luke.
  15. ^ Official website of the Parish of St Mochta, Porterstown.
  16. ^ [1] South Dublin history
  17. ^ Official website of Beaumont parish
  18. ^ Official website Archived 2015-04-28 at the Wayback Machine of Bonnybrook parish
  19. ^ Official website of Our Lady Immaculate parish
  20. ^ Official website of Priorswood parish
  21. ^ Official website of St Anthony's parish
  22. ^ Official website of St John's parish
  23. ^ Official website of St Gabriel's parish
  24. ^ Official website of St Brendan's parish
  25. ^ Official website of Donnycarney parish
  26. ^ Official website Archived 2014-06-05 at the Wayback Machine of Marino parish
  27. ^ Official website Archived 2015-02-05 at the Wayback Machine of Ballygall parish.
  28. ^ Official website of Our Lady of Victories parish.
  29. ^ Official website of Drumcondra parish.
  30. ^ Official website of Glasnevin parish.
  31. ^ Official website of Iona Road parish.
  32. ^ Official website of Christ the King parish.
  33. ^ Official website of Cabra West parish.
  34. ^ Official website of Navan Road parish.
  35. ^ Official website Archived 2014-12-18 at the Wayback Machine of St Peter's parish.
  36. ^ Official website Archived 2015-03-08 at the Wayback Machine of Finglas parish.
  37. ^ Official website of Finglas West parish.
  38. ^ Official website of St Paul's parish.
  39. ^ Official website Archived 2015-02-07 at the Wayback Machine of Baldoyle parish.
  40. ^ Official website of Holy Trinity parish.
  41. ^ Website of St. Monica's Infant Girls' School - Edenmore parishsh.
  42. ^ Official website of St Anne's parish.
  43. ^ Official website of Yellow Walls parish.
  44. ^ Official website of Bayside parish.
  45. ^ Official website of Howth parish.
  46. ^ Official website of Kilbarrack-Foxfield parish.
  47. ^ Official website of St Brigid's parish.
  48. ^ Official website of Raheny parish
  49. ^ Official website of St Fintan's parish